Gearing up for Healthy Living Week
More than 100 organisations, including CCGs, hospitals and providers, have signed up to take part in Healthy Living Week 2017 which runs between 25 and 29 September.
Activites and events they are organising for staff include mental health resilience talks, mindfulness sessions, lunchtime walks and yoga classes. This year we're encouraging organisations, teams and individuals to consider planning events and activities that can potentially be continued throughout the year to support staff to be healthy all year round.
Staff can pledge to make changes to improve their health and we are encouraging all London organisations to take part, not just NHS organisations. For those short of time to plan activities, we've made it even easier to get involved with a five day challenge that includes Mindfulness Monday, Water only Wednesday and Fruity Friday.
Healthy Living Week provides a platform for hospital charities, NHS organisations and their partners to work together and offer events and activities to staff that promote workplace health and support people to be healthy and happy.
More than 80,000 staff from 43 NHS workplaces across London took part in the capital's first Healthy Living Week last year.
Please sign up today to receive your Healthy Living Week starter pack. The pack provides a quick and easy guide to running a successful and exiting Healthy Living Week, whether you work in a CCG, hospital ward, GP surgery or in a team delivering health care in the community.
It includes ideas for different events and activities you can hold and tips on how to start planning and getting organised.
To help you promote Healthy Living Week to staff in your organisation we will also provide a communications toolkit with template posters, tweets and a media release which can be tailored to your organisation.
We can also provide assistance with engagement and access to a central resource hub.