Health, Work & Well-Being

Value-Focused Trust Induction Programme

Mersey Care NHS Trust has an ambition to be recognised as the leading organisation in the provision of mental health care, addiction services and learning disability care, with quality, recovery and wellbeing at the heart of everything it does. As such the Trust has completely transformed its staff induction process, developing a unique programme in January 2014 that focuses on embedding its culture and values into the hearts and minds of staff.

“Specfit” - A Programme Supporting Local Sports Clubs to Deliver Public Health Initiatives

Wigan Borough Sports Council, in partnership with the public health team at Wigan Council, secured funding to support local sports clubs in building capacity and capability to deliver public health initiatives.This funding was used to establish the Specfit programme for sports clubs in September 2013, which aims to improve the long-term health and social wellbeing of spectators, family members, staff, visitors and the local community, by tapping into the unique opportunity that sports clubs have to extend activity and awareness.Under this programme, sports clubs must identify a lead to act

Shine Programme - Addressing Musculoskeletal Sickness Absence

The Working Well (WW) project is one of eighteen projects that were first awarded funding in 2010 by the Shine Programme, which is delivered by the Health Foundation - an independent charity working to continuously improve the quality of healthcare in the UK. The project was implemented in February 2010 to address staff sickness absence due to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). During its first year the WW project was delivered to staff in Salford Community Health and NHS Salford.

Rapid Access Physiotherapy: Reducing Musculoskeletal Sickness Absence

In 2010 Five Boroughs Partnership NHS Foundation Trust was reported to have an absence rate of nearly 7%, with musculoskeletal sickness absence accounting for 17% of this.A new physiotherapy manager reviewed the existing physiotherapy service at the Trust in the last quarter of 2010 and implemented a number of changes in 2011 in order to improve the service. The new system was based on the principles of rapid access and the results have been extremely positive. 

Looking After Me, Looking After You

Looking After Me Looking After You (LAMLAY) was a pilot study launched by Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust in 2012 to explore whether using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques (CBT) and Imagery work could improve staff health and wellbeing.In developing the Trust’s Health and Wellbeing Strategy, it was determined that there was a need for a bespoke intervention to improve the mental wellbeing of staff and to reduce stress, which had been identified as a common cause of absence. Thus the Trust’s health and well-being strategy was the main driver in developing this work.

Life Happens - Mindfulness Workshops at NHS North West

‘Life Happens: managing yourself mindfully at work and home’ consisted of two full days, a fortnight apart, and took place during February 2013 at the Manchester offices of NHS North West (NHS NW). The course was commissioned to assist NHS NW staff cope with any stress they felt due to the transition of services, which was completed in March 2013.Thirty one people attended day one and nineteen attended day two, fourteen of whom had attended the first workshop.

Get Into Healthcare, NAViGO and TUKES

Introducing Dominic Davis-Eaton’s own story of his personal experiences as he came through the Get into Healthcare programme in Grimsby with NAViGO and Tukes. Reading the account of his journey is inspiring and demonstrates a positive turnaround in a young person’s life. How he battled against his mental health issues at a young age and came through the other side is a shining example of determination and self- belief.