It is essential that we take every effort to support the physical and mental wellbeing of our workforce, to enable staff to stay healthy and protect themselves, colleagues, patients and families as we continue to deliver services through this challenging period.
How are you?
NCH&C’s greatest asset is the people that work for it and the Wellbeing of our staff has never been an optional extra. During lockdown we built on our already comprehensive core Health and Wellbeing offer. Recognising that the challenge of maintaining staff wellbeing will be a long term one, we have established long term plan to offer practical, relevant and accessible help and support.
This has included: drawing on the expertise of our own clinical psychologists to provide psychological advice and support to staff that need it; launching this new online Wellbeing resource that is accessible to all staff and their families, ensuring staff are kept up to date on everything that is going on during this unprecedented time across our vast network of services, amplifying the voice of our staff and giving them the opportunity to talk about their thoughts and experiences via staff blogs, radio interviews and via a new staff magazine which aims to reinforce the message that we will get through this together.
We have created additional rest areas and ‘wobble rooms’, as well as delivering Wellbeing Packs, which included generous public donations, to all our services. We have also worked hard to ensure our hundreds of staff working from home have felt supported and engaged.
New for January!
We’ve launched our How Are You, Really? resource: a fold out leaflet/poster to remind staff about all the ways to access our Wellbeing services, support and tools.
These extended Wellbeing pages will hopefully provide information and support to all our staff and their families during these uncertain times. Check in here for support, resources and advice to ensure we can maintain our health and wellbeing during the outbreak and beyond.
To contact the NCH&C Wellbeing Team, email