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The information below relates to current virtual activities which have been made available to staff to provide support for health and wellbeing from home.
Activities to support Mental Health
Free virtual wellbeing courses:
- Led by Compass Recovery College - open to all staff as well as the public
- Courses include Mental Health awareness, Lunch & Learn Wellbeing, Creative Courses and social sessions
Mental Health at Work Resources:
- Numerous resources, articles and links to help you manage your own health, whilst looking after others
10-minute productivity boosters:
- Taking short breaks throughout the day can boost your productivity and help reduce feelings of stress and being overwhelmed.
- Ensuring that all staff take a break is listed as a priority in our trust People Strategy, and forms part of our CARE values.
- Click here to see some suggestions for tasks to complete to distract your mind during a short break from work in order to boost your productivity.
Better Health - Simple tips for working from home
- These simple tips can help you while working at home, to feel more productive and take care of your mental health in these difficult times.
Bailey and French - Guide to working from home
- More tips to help you while working at home, to feel more productive and take care of your mental health in these difficult times.
Activities to support Physical Health
NHS Better Health Campaign
- Whether you want to lose weight, get active or quit smoking, Better Health is here with lots of free tools and support.
NHS Exercise Pages
- Couch to 5km (running)
- Exercise tips and guides
- 10-minute beginner exercise videos
- NHS Fitness studio - 24 instructor-led videos across aerobics, strength, pilates and yoga
Caring for your back
If you are working from home, you should ensure your workstation is set up similarly to your usual office desk.
Click here to access a DSE assessment self-assessment form, provided for staff by Occupational Health. This will support you to set up your workstation correctly.
Click here to access an online guide to caring for your back whilst working from home, provided by BackCare (the National Back Pain Association)
Click here to access a series of informative videos and helpful exercise videos to help you care for your back whilst working from home.
Get Berkshire Active
- #StayinWorkout campaign has a dedicated page for supporting those wanting to remain active at home
- Includes tips and activities to support physical activity during the current pandemic