CHFT believes that ‘One Culture of Care’ is at the heart of what we do. Good health & wellbeing results in better morale, involvement and motivation. If we are unwell, we’ll be supported to recover or to help us to not go off sick in the first place. We’ll be better at supporting people with disabilities or people who are at the older end of our workforce to continue to add their value and contributions.
Having a reputation as somewhere that values the health and wellbeing of its workforce as well as its patients means that we’ll be able to attract and keep the best new colleagues too.
Here at CHFT we encourage all colleagues to look after each other and themselves in the same way we look after our patients. This way we can build ‘One Culture of Care‘ and make CHFT a great place to work. In order to support this, colleagues have now been given the opportunity to focus on wellbeing and development activities through a one hour a week protected time initiative. This time will allow colleagues the chance to get involved in initiatives they may have not had chance to get involved in before. Become a Wellbeing Ambassador to enable your team to embrace this time to rest, reflect and engage. Contact EngagementTeam@cht.nhs.uk to register your interest.
The image opposite shows a few examples of what our teams have done with their 1 hour wellbeing time to improve their health & wellbeing.
And we’ve even brought in Pets as Therapy (PAT) dogs to help patients and colleagues and what a difference they’ve made.
We’ve partnered with Care first, an Employee Assistance Provider, who provide colleagues access to free wellbeing support 24/7, 365 a week. You can speak to a trained counsellor or an information adviser for advice on physical wellbeing, financial and legal issues too by telephoning 0800 174319.
There’s also a whole host of online self-help materials available on the Lifestyle Portal at https://carefirst-lifestyle.co.uk/
A username and password will be required to access the site. Email EngagementTeam@cht.nhs.uk to obtain your log in details.
Daily webinars have been hosted by Care first since March 2020. A selection of the recorded webinars are available below:-
You can listen to each of the webinars at a time to suit you or you can sign up for the live sessions. Take a look at the wide range of webinars on the Care first website.