Designing Long Covid support for staff

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Have you supported staff or patients with Long Covid, or experienced it yourself? How can employers and managers best support you at work? KeepingWell NCL are developing a support webinar and resources for health and social care staff managing different experiences of Long Covid – so we need our staff to help make sure we […]

Supporting NHS people affected by Long COVID

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‘Long COVID’ is commonly used to describe signs and symptoms that continue or develop after acute COVID-19. As of 18 May 2021, estimates by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) suggested that approximately 122,000 healthcare workers and 31,000 social care workers were self-reporting symptoms of Long COVID. The NHS has a range of support offers […]

Live Well – NHS health and wellbeing resources

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This resource offers information, tips and tools to help you make the best choices about your health and wellbeing. Part of the NHS website, Live Well collates guidance and resources in a number of different health areas, including: mental wellbeing, sleep and tiredness, exercise, eating well, sexual health, and more.

Better Health by Public Health England

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This resource offers tips, guidance and app recommendations to help people build healthier habits and lives. The Better Health website, run by Public Health England, offers resources around four core health areas: losing weight; getting active; quitting smoking, and drinking less. The content is based around the idea that healthier lives start with little changes. […]

NHS Employers – menopause guidance for managers

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This resource offers information on how menopause can affect people at work, and practical guidance for employers. Menopause symptoms can have a significant impact on people’s attendance and performance. This is not just a gender or age issue: menopause can impact colleagues both directly and indirectly. It’s vital that all managers understand how to support […]

Be Military Fit – a physical health and wellbeing platform for NHS workers

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Be Military Fit is a physical health and wellbeing platform for colleagues across the NHS. As a member of the NHS family, you have complimentary access to this online platform, which is powered by BMF Human Performance.  There are more than 200 on-demand and live sessions to choose from each week, delivered by world class […]

The Balance app – menopause tracking and support

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The balance app aims to make menopause support inclusive and accessible to everyone, globally. It is designed to help people become better informed and prepared during this time of their lives. The app was founded by menopause specialist, Dr Louise Newson. Users can track their symptoms, access personalised content, download a Health Report, and share […]

KeepingWell’s ‘Strava’ Virtual Physical Activity Club

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We all know that physical activity helps improve our physical and mental health, and has widespread positive implications in our personal life, family and relationships and work spaces. However, with NHS and social Care staff having very busy roles, scheduling in physical activity can be another challenge. KeepingWell NCL have created a virtual Physical Activity […]

Get Running with Couch to 5k

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Probably the biggest challenge a new runner faces is not knowing how or where to start. Often when trying to get into exercise, we can overdo it, feel defeated and give up when we’re just getting started. Couch to 5K works because it starts with a mix of running and walking to gradually build up […]