How to Use ChatGPT to Promote Wellness Initiatives


As an HR leader, you understand better than anyone that the first step in promoting wellness initiatives is to create content for internal communications. Regular, engaging promotional content, such as Slack scripts and emails, are often the driving force behind keeping an annual wellbeing plan on track. 

This means constantly thinking up new ideas and writing content which is fresh, interesting, and drives engagement. No easy task!

If you’ve ever sat down and stared at a blank page in between meetings, willing your brain to write something inspiring, you’re not alone. Time pressure can lead to your employee wellness related tasks being pushed down the list, resulting in either last-minute, less-than-ideal content, or in the worst case scenario — the wellness initiative not being executed at all.

But thankfully, we now have a not-so-secret AI weapon that can help us get past the dreaded blinking cursor.

In this article, we’re looking at how you can effectively use ChatGPT to assist you in creating wellness content for your organization, plus some tips to help you get the most out of this AI tool and maximize your productivity.

What is ChatGPT?

You’ve likely already heard of ChatGPT. It’s been hard to miss even, by casually scrolling through LinkedIn. When it exploded into the public domain at the end of 2022, it seemed that the entire world was talking about it non-stop for months.

ChatGPT stands for “Chat Generative Pre-trained Transformer”, which is a fancy way of saying “chatbot”. Based on a large language model (LLM), this artificial intelligence app lets users ask it questions or give commands (aka “prompts”), to which it can generate human-like responses.

Developed by OpenAI, it became the fastest-growing consumer software app in history. In just 64 days, it gathered 100 million users, skyrocketing OpenAI’s market valuation to $29 billion. 

Benefits of using ChatGPT for HR

ChatGPT’s main benefits for HR are centered around saving time and increasing productivity. It’s a helpful tool to ensure that there’s enough regular content being published to drive solid engagement for wellbeing initiatives. 

With AI as your right-hand bot, you can quickly brainstorm new ideas, and spin up drafts of engaging wellness content like newsletters, Slack announcements, and daily wellness tips with a few clicks. 

You could even prompt ChatGPT to create a wellness calendar with specific tasks to ensure HR gets their wellness communications rolled out on time each month.

ChatGPT’s limitations

With increasingly advanced AI tools, and the latest model ChatGPT-5 due to be launched in 2023, it would be nice to think that HR could just press a button and let this technology take care of everything at the click of a button. Unfortunately it has clear limitations at the moment.

The information ChatGPT produces is frequently inaccurate or out-of-date, and its conversations can sound very robotic, or out of touch with normal conversational tone. Plus, you’ll find many telltale signs that things have been written by AI.

Without ultra-specific prompts being given, you could be faced with generally stiff and repetitive outputs, including grammatical errors, painfully long sentences and numbered lists instead of normal paragraphs or vice versa.

Even with great prompts to direct style and language, suspicion can still be raised by readers that a human isn’t behind the writing. So you’ll need to do some thorough editing and fact-checking before you roll out any AI responses as part of your internal comms. 

This technology is not a magic bullet by any stretch, and you may find it can take you even longer to edit the output than to write content from scratch. 

For this reason, you should think of ChatGPT as being a handy digital assistant. It can’t match a human’s creativity or nuanced speech, but it’s a fantastic starting point to help HR brainstorm new ideas and create solid first drafts of wellness announcements and other content.

How to get started using ChatGPT

Getting started with ChatGPT is incredibly simple!

  • Type into your desktop browser, and then sign up for free.
  • Type a prompt (either a question or a command) into the message box that appears at the bottom of your screen. We’ll talk about prompts in more detail shortly.
  • Wait for ChatGPT to generate a response

Once you’ve received your AI-generated answer, you can either ask ChatGPT to alter it slightly, provide more information, or start again with a new prompt. 

When you’ve got what you need, simply copy, paste, edit, and publish your content.

What’s the difference between ChatGPT-3 and ChatGPT-4?

When you first log into ChatGPT, you’ll notice there’s a free option called ChatGPT-3, and ChatGPT-4, which is a paid option.

GPT-4 and GPT-3 are significantly different. The GPT-3 model has limited training data, which affects the results it can return to you. Its answers will often come back sounding clunky or flat-out wrong.

GPT-4, on the other hand, has been given more training data, so it can generate more accurate, intelligent results when you type a prompt in. It can also handle text and image input and output thanks to the integration with the AI image generator, Dalle-E.

If you’re planning to use this AI app for your HR wellness content, we recommend you pay to use Chat GPT-4. It will allow you to enter in longer, richer prompts and it has greater accuracy when it replies, saving you valuable editing time. 

You can also instruct it to generate responses that contain emojis – which is a very handy feature when you’re creating announcement scripts for Slack.

How to write effective prompts for ChatGPT

The key to getting great output from ChatGPT is to give it great input in the form of a prompt. Typing instructions or questions into the prompt box is easy – but entering prompts that generate the response you want can take a while to get the hang of. 

The more specific you are with your instructions, the better the results will be. 

As we mentioned earlier, ChatGPT-4 will be able to generate responses that are much more intelligent than the free GPT model, and you can enter more detailed prompts to get you as close as possible to the output you want to see.

To get the most usable output, you should instruct GPT in detail on things like:

  • The type of content you want it to generate
  • The length of the content 
  • The style, tone, or voice you’d like to use
  • Who your audience is 
  • Whether you want to use emojis
  • Whether you need an image generated to support the content
  • Key points you’d like included in the response

Here are a couple of prompts you can type into ChatGPT to show you what it can do, and how it can save you a ton of time. 

You’ll see that the very basic prompts don’t give you great output, whereas the more detailed ones give you some solid initial content to work with.

For example:

Prompt A: Write a Slack script to promote Mental Health Awareness month

Prompt B: Write a fun, conversational Slack script under 150 words, talking about the importance of Mental Health Awareness month. Include emojis. Do not include any lists or bullet points. This will be for an audience of our employees who work remotely. We want to encourage them to take regular daily breaks, prioritize keeping a work-life balance, and ensure they take the time to connect with their co-workers. 

With Prompt A (using GPT-4) we got a long wall of text with bullet points that came in at around 300 words. It had zero personality, and was very generic. In fact, it was so boring we couldn’t even bring ourselves to paste it in here!

With Prompt B, the draft output is still pretty cringey, but using the detailed prompt has made it simpler to edit this into something you could send out to employees with minimal effort:

Hey Team! 😊

Guess what? It’s Mental Health Awareness Month! 🎉 A whole month dedicated to our minds feeling as fit as a fiddle. 🧠💪

Now, we’re all rocking the remote work life, but hey, let’s not forget to hit that pause button! ⏸️ Regular breaks are your new best friends – trust me, they’re cool 😎 and keep you fresh as a daisy. 🌼

And hey, work-life balance? It’s not a myth! It’s like finding the perfect coffee blend – just right. ☕ Remember, you’re not glued to your desk. So, unplug, unwind, and enjoy some ‘you’ time. 🛀

Oh, and let’s not be strangers, okay? Virtual coffee chats, meme-sharing, or a quick “Howdy!” – staying connected is what makes our remote world go round. 🌍

Here’s to keeping our minds happy and healthy! 🥳


[Your Name] 🌟

Here’s another example of a simple prompt where we asked GPT-4 to help us brainstorm some ideas for an annual wellness initiative.

Our prompt: 

How can ChatGPT help HR manage our annual employee wellbeing plan?

ChatGPT 4’s response:

“ChatGPT can be a valuable tool for HR teams in managing annual employee wellbeing plans in several ways:

Survey Analysis and Feedback Interpretation: analyze survey data and employee feedback to identify common themes and areas of concern. This can help HR understand what aspects of wellbeing are most important to employees and where improvements can be made.

  • Personalized Communication: drafting personalized communications to employees about wellbeing initiatives, ensuring that the messaging is clear, engaging, and tailored to different groups within the organization.
  • Resource Compilation: compile and organize resources related to wellbeing, such as articles, videos, and external programs, making it easier for employees to find the information they need.
  • Wellbeing Content Creation: generate content for internal newsletters, blogs, or websites, focusing on topics like stress management, work-life balance, and mental health, providing employees with regular, informative content.
  • FAQs and Query Handling: create a FAQ section or handle routine queries from employees about the wellbeing plan, freeing up HR’s time for more complex tasks.
  • Program Suggestions and Planning: suggest potential wellbeing programs or initiatives that the company could implement.
  • Training and Workshop Scripts: assist in creating scripts or content outlines, ensuring that these sessions are informative and engaging.
  • Monitoring and Reporting: assist in setting up a system to monitor the progress of the wellbeing plan and generate reports on employee engagement and feedback.”

As you can see, the output here is in ChatGPT’s usual listicle format, and it’s very basic. But if you see an idea you like in here, you can create a new prompt to give you a more detailed answer for that specific point.

With the current GPT models, you might only keep 20 percent of what it spits out for any given prompt. But the responses will help you get started, and keep your wellness program content on track.

Even if you don’t like anything that AI comes up with, this whole process tends to trigger your own writing reflexes so you can get some fresh ideas written down.

Of course, if you want to skip ChatGPT completely and save even more time, Bright Breaks can send you free weekly wellness scripts optimized for Slack, MS Teams, or Viva Engage — so you’ll never have to start from scratch. Simply copy, paste, and send to promote your wellbeing announcements across your internal comms channels.

Useful ChatGPT tools for HR

In the sidebar of your ChatGPT dashboard, you can explore different GPT models that have been created by users for specific use cases. Click here to see a GPT model that’s been developed as a corporate employee wellness assistant.

You can also browse the curated ChatGPT store to find different models you can use to create HR wellness content in the GPT dashboard, such as this one:

Easily promote employee wellness every week without ChatGPT

Whether you’re embracing ChatGPT or still wary about using it for HR tasks, you can never have too many resources to help you save time when it comes to promoting employee wellness. 

We have weekly resources to send you every week FOR FREE to help you promote wellness themes to your team including health tips and links to helpful articles. 

Sign up with Bright Breaks and every Friday, we’ll send you:

  • Engaging post-style content ideal for Slack, Viva Engage and other internal communications channels
  • Canva templates to help promote monthly wellness themes
  • Content written by and for humans!

In summary

ChatGPT can’t do all the hard work for you (yet). Even if you give very detailed prompts, you’ll find the tone is off, and doesn’t quite capture the human element.

Having said that, it’s an incredibly useful tool for HR. You could use ChatGPT for initial ideas, and then edit from there, because this is something that it does relatively well.

AI isn’t a replacement for anyone on your team — the “human” in HR is there for a reason. But it can be a time-saving assistant that can help keep your wellness plan on track.

The best solution? Sign up to Bright Breaks to receive free wellness resources and scripts every week — written by a real human being!

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