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 – take a look at the Action for Happiness Calendar on our Metal Wellbeing section for 30 simple actions to take through April
  • Physical health clinics and health checks
  • A Wellbeing App for friends and family to use too.

Who would say no to some R&R right now? We might not be able to visit our usual providers for our health and wellbeing so why not give the virtual wellbeing sessions a whirl!

CHFT are working in conjunction with Hälsa Wellbeing to deliver a programme of events ranging from stretching, care and relaxation to managing front line pressure during Covid-19. There’s tips on how to balance working whilst parenting plus tips and strategies for a good night sleep.  Below are some of the sessions colleagues have been able to attend.  Watch this space for further events becoming available.
Self-care is important – we must look after ourselves to enable us to look after others.

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.

Martyn Gregg at Theraspace Fitness & Wellbeing in Clayton West, has very kindly offered colleagues at CHFT a 10% discount on 1-1 training sessions, group sessions, workshops, sports massage and much more when you reference the attached poster.   Click the poster below for additional information.


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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