Resources to support staff mental and physical health

Help! How can I help my staff?

Being available, listening to your staff and ensuring conversation about health and wellbeing is part of your regular 1:1s, means that sometimes you might need to respond to staff concerns about their health or fitness.

It's not just a good and responsible thing to do; supporting your people to be healthier and feel better day-to-day will improve their performance in the workplace and help your business flourish.

Below, you'll find reliable information, downloadable resources, exercises, apps and more to support you and/or your team members to look after - and maybe even improve! - their personal health, wellbeing and fitness. These can be shared with your team, used to inform your workplace wellbeing strategy or activities, and added to your Wellbeing Noticeboard

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Why should we look after our general health?

Feeling fit and healthy today is no excuse not to try and live well long term. This is the best way to help prevent avoidable ill health in the future. Help your people stay in good general health with this advice from the NHS.

Eligible adults can also have an NHS Health Check.

The Active Communities Get Active programme offers a structured health and wellbeing programme for adults in Southampton who have a medical condition and currently do less than 30 minutes of exercise five times a week that leaves them out of breath.

Get fit and healthy

Let’s do it - there has never been a better time (August 2020) to kickstart a focus on health. Better Health is the new NHS resource to help us all get fitter. Download the app and use ready prepared resources to inspire staff and encourage them to group together and support each other to get active, eat healthily and lose weight.

The NHS One You provides free information, advice, resources and an app to help anybody look after their mental and physical health and wellbeing.

They've also produced a list of recommended apps so you can care for your wellbeing on the go.