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“If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours!” – Dolly Parton

Check my wellbeing

Perhaps you’d like to consider your own wellbeing?  Here is a link to a self-assessment that you can undertake for yourself: Check my wellbeing

For a range of reasons training and work can be a strenuous feeling to manage on your own. This is why it is so important to share your positivity with those are in need of support. Together we will be stronger and happier in our workplace.

If you feel you able to support a fellow colleague in a professional sense by way of a mentorship, the Trust has process for this:

Becoming a Mentor - what to expect?

Mentors will be able to develop transferrable skills through participation in this programme. They will refine their communication skills and enhance their leadership skills. Mentors will also have the satisfaction of watching their Mentees solve their own problems and participating in their personal development.

What can you expect as a Mentee?

Mentees will have the opportunity to work alongside trained Mentors as part of this scheme. You will have an opportunity to enhance your personal and professional development and increase your confidence. You will set your own goals and work with your Mentor to develop a plan of how you will achieve them – this could be how to manage life on the wards more efficiently, how to thrive in a new job or how to develop your career.

Are you looking after your own wellbeing?

We’re so busy living our lives that we can forget to spend time doing things that make us feel good about ourselves. Evidence shows that building the following five actions into your day-to-day life will help improve your wellbeing.

5 ways to wellbeing
  1. Connect
With the people around you – with family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. Talk, listen, be there, feel connected.
  1. Be Active
Go for a walk or run. Step outside. Cycle. Play a game. Garden. Dance.
  1. Take Notice
Be curious. Catch sight of the beautiful. Savour the moment – reflecting on your experiences helps you appreciate what matters to you.
  1. Keep Learning
Try something new. Rediscover an old interest. Sign up for that course. Take on a different responsibility at work. Learning new things makes you feel more confident.
  1. Give
Do something nice for a friend, or a stranger. Smile. Look out, as well as in. Seeing yourself, and your happiness, linked to the wider community can be incredibly rewarding and creates connections with the people around you.

Activities within the Trust

NNUH Walking routes

NNUH Walking routes

Why not get out on a lunchtime and take a walk around the Hospital. We have several walking routes to enjoy.

Gym memberships and classes

Regular exercise is without doubt a stress relieving activity, and a way of uplifting your mood and self-confidence. Committing to the gym and focusing your mind on a healthy activity for your body and mind will help your wellbeing.

Similarly attending gym related classes or yoga, meeting new people in a group and carrying out group activities will improve your mindfulness.

If you are a member of staff at the NNUH be sure to check out the Workplace Health and Wellbeing link on the intranet for information on the available discounted memberships for local gyms and classes.