Health and Wellbeing
The Workplace Wellbeing offer is a free, confidential package of support that anyone from UHBW can access:
Yoga, running, singing, and more: Regular yoga sessions delivered by our Workplace Wellbeing Nurse; Trust Running Club; UHBW Choir.
Health Checks: 1:1 health check; Menopause 1:1 Check-in; Smoking guidance; Men’s health MOT.
Physio Direct: fast-access physiotherapy support provided by Avon Partnership Occupational Health Service.
Health Assured: 24/7 confidential in-the-moment support from accredited counsellors; 1:1 therapeutic support sessions; confidential support on a range of topics including finances, relationships, bullying, manager support, and other lifestyle concerns.
1:1 Check-in: you can access a free, confidential 1:1 check-in appointment with one of the UHBW Clinical Psychologists. They can listen and explore evidence based strategies for managing difficult thoughts and feelings and, if needed, signpost you on to sources of further support.
Self-care guides: available for all employees, covering common issues identified by colleagues at UHBW. Topics include sleep, self-awareness, menopause, bullying, and grief.
eLearning Programme: we have created an in-house eLearning programme with three modules which talk through the basics of self-care, accessing support, and learning how to better manage stress.
Library and Knowledge Service: the libraries at Bristol and Weston are both a place of learning a quiet space to take a break away from everything. They have a large stock of wellbeing related books.
Wellbeing Advocate Network
The purpose of the Workplace Wellbeing Advocate (voluntary role) is to help communicate wellbeing options at the Trust, promoting healthy lifestyles and positive mental wellbeing.
Advocates are encouraged to put workplace wellbeing on their team meeting agenda and to update local colleagues of all workplace wellbeing activities. The Trust Workplace Wellbeing team will provide information and promotional materials as and when new initiatives become available and will offer each advocate continuous support, peer networking and learning opportunities.
The Workplace Wellbeing Advocate is a voluntary role undertaken at the manager’s discretion. The functions and actions do not replace the individual responsibilities as set out in the job description and other form of delegation.