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H6. Staff Health Checks
1 January, 2013
Submitted: 14 April, 2014
How many of your employees have used the staff health check offer? If unknown, please explain why.
April 2013-April 2014
Our Wellbeing days over the past year have gone from strength to strength. During this time we held Health and Wellbeing days at 8 sites across Coventry and Warwickshire. These encompassed therapies and health checks that attracted over 400 people.
Our health checks are provided within Coventry by our own health trainers and in other areas we have used Lloyds Chemist and Pure gym, this has demonstrated a good working partnership between the private sector and the NHS .
During our health and wellbeing days, we have offered sessions of massage that include, foot, back or head massage, Reiki and crystal therapy. These are delivered by a variety of our staff who have volunteered to use their expertise in this way.
Acupuncture has proved to be very popular on all wellbeing days and has introduced many people to this therapy, which has encouraged therapists to set up small weekly or monthly clinics in their work areas. This can help chronic complaints: such as anxiety, depression, smoking addiction and drug and alcohol addictions.
Our Occupational health department are present at many of our sessions and are able to provide advice and support to many of the staff alongside Unison who also attend.
From mental health and wellbeing we have provided sessions in Mindfulness which is a de-Stress coping mechanism, sessions on Resilience and incorporating this in your work and home life to help with a balanced approach.
We have offered Tai- chi and Zumba sessions during the Wellbeing days and then followed this up with more taster sessions to encourage staff to try something new, especially for some people who are adverse to exercise who are pleasantly surprised at their enjoyment of these sessions.
Relaxation, weight loss and smoking cessation are offered through hypnotherapy and have demonstrated an enthusiasm of our staff to want to make changes with support. Due to this, some weekly sessions have been put in place in select areas.
The Trust Libraries have been working with us to provide books on prescription and to run a book club on four sites across the Trust. Choosing books that have a physical or mental health diagnosis embedded within a novel to enable the reader to have better understanding of a certain problem or challenge, i.e. “The Lewis Man “ by Peter May wherein this book you hear the voice of a confused man with dementia in such a way it gives you an insight into the diagnosis. Or “A Great Place for Seizure” BY Terry Tracey which is about the challenges of having epilepsy.
Our plans for the future are to carry on with the Health and Wellbeing days
To update our wellbeing web page
To encourage staff to sign up and use local gyms and swimming pools
To provide clear information that will support the Health and Wellbeing agenda
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