Physical Wellbeing

What is it?

This is about us taking care of our bodies. The body and mind are linked and this can be a powerful first step towards positive mental and emotional health too. We’re talking about activity, rest, nutrition and sleep.

How will this look?

We’ve got people who are volunteering as ‘Wellbeing Champions’ as part of their job. We’ve also got a whole range of activities and events throughout the year to support positive physical wellbeing.  This includes things like the 3 Peaks Challenge, The Great North Run and Couch to 5k, to name but a few.  As well as this, our local authority partners have got a whole programme called ‘Active Calderdale’.  This is for anyone who lives in the local area, and is about being as fit and active as we can be.  We’ve said we’ll work on becoming an ‘Active’ hospital.

In addition we’ll be offering:

  • Musculoskeletal services (MSK) – this means assessments and advice on moving and handling people or equipment, plus training and equipment to help keep our backs and our bones working and healthy
  • Campaigns based on national ‘days’ about physical wellbeing
  • Physical health clinics and health checks
  • A Wellbeing App for friends and family to use too.


NHS colleagues have been given a gift from Luluemon of free access to weekly virtual yoga classes, with some of lululemon’s finest London ambassadors, until 11 January 2021.  The sessions take place on a Monday evening at 6.30 pm.

You get to stretch, and they get to say thanks for all you do.  Sign up here.

Who is this for?

Positive physical wellbeing is everyone’s business. Get involved!

Check out our intranet pages to see how you can be a part of our ‘Active’ Hospital .  You’ll find tips on how to get started, useful links and stories to motivate and inspire you on your ‘Active’ journey.

When will this be available?


Some of these things are on offer now. Others are in development.


How do I find out more?

Take a look at the Colleague Engagement Calendar for activities and events that can help with physical wellbeing or find out more below.

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