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Health and wellbeing

“Health and well-being is about being emotionally healthy as well as physically healthy. It’s feeling able to cope with normal stresses, and living a fulfilled life. It can be affected by things like worries about money, work, your home, the people around you and the environment you live in. Your well-being is also affected by whether or not you feel in control of your life, feeling involved with people and communities and feelings of anxiety and isolation.”
(National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) 2010)

QE Gateshead has a wide range of experience in developing and supporting employee health and wellbeing including:

  • being the first Trust in the region to achieve Level 2 of the Tyne and Wear Health Action Zone Health at Work award in 2003.
  • in May 2012 the Trust was awarded silver in the above NHS Sport and Physical Activity Challenge which rewards those Trusts who are encouraging and supporting staff to become more physically active.
  • in 2012 the Trust successfully gained the Inspire Award which recognises outstanding projects inspired by the 2012 Games coming to London.
  • in December 2014 the Trust achieved the North East Better Health at work Gold award and we are now working towards Continuing Excellence Status where we will share our experience ad knowledge with local businesses - please contact us if you would like more information on this.                     

The Trust has a well developed strategy for promoting health and wellbeing in the workplace.  With our strong track record in this area we are well placed to support your health and wellbeing needs.        

The Occupational Health Department can provide a range of services to help develop employee health and wellbeing.  This can be tailored to the needs of the organisation but some examples are below.

  • health MOTs – individual appointments for staff to look at their lifestyle (diet, smoking, exercise, drug, alcohol use etc) and to educate on how this may impact on health.  These sessions include provision of advice and help with goal setting to make changes to improve health along with provision of relevant health promotion materials.  Includes blood pressure check, weight, Body Mass Index.
  • healthy women, healthy men, general health awareness sessions– delivered on group basis to give information and advice on issues relevant to men, women.  Includes advice on breast, testicular examination and general health issues – alcohol, smoking, heart health etc.  Can be done as session for both sexes covering health issues that are common to both.
  • basic eye test- checks vision only and not health of eye.  Does not replace full optician test.
  • blood pressure checks and advice.
  • stress awareness and management for employees
  • organisational or departmental / team stress risk assessments and action planning support
  • cholesterol testing

 

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