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Network of Healthy Living Ambassadors champion good health at work

31st January 2018

Almost 200 staff at 16 NHS organisations in London have received training to become Healthy Living Ambassadors as part of our work to make sure the capital’s workplaces support Londoners to lead healthier lives so avoidable illness and demand on NHS services is reduced. The staff, including those at seven trusts and six CCGs, will […]

Workplace health is good for Londoners, employers and the NHS

26th September 2017

Ian Lush, Chief Executive of Imperial Health Charity, Chair of the London NHS Charities Group and one of the founders of Healthy Living Week, blogs about why workplace health is so important. The NHS England Five Year Forward View sets out in stark terms how the future health of millions of children, the sustainability of […]

Healthy Living Week from apples to zumba for NHS staff

25th September 2017

More than 60 different NHS organisations and around 120,000 London employees  took part in London’s second Healthy Living Week last week.   Healthy Living Week, which runs from 25 to 29 September, aims to make workplaces in London healthy, inspiring places to work, where staff can join up with their colleagues to make being healthy a normal […]

Gearing up for Healthy Living Week

8th September 2017

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 […]

Sign up for Healthy Living Week 2017

9th August 2017

More than 80,000 staff from 43 NHS workplaces across London took part in the capital’s first Healthy Living Week last year and we want to make 2017 even bigger and better.  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 […]

Striking the balance between work and play

28th September 2016

Ian Lush, Chief Executive, Imperial College Healthcare Charity and Chair of Healthy Living Week steering group explains why Healthy Living Week is a great way of showing appreciation and giving something back. Imperial College Healthcare Charity has supported its partner Trust for Healthy Living Week over the last three years, but this is the first time […]

From fat to fit in the workplace

27th September 2016

Maria Vidal-Read tells us about her experience going from fat to fit by making some changes in the workplace. In 2007 my dad died, I gave birth to my second son and I got sick! I had a BMI of 45. I guess I was classed as obese even though I just felt like me; […]

Let Healthy Living Week be the beginning of better workplace health

26th September 2016

Sarah Price, Chief Officer at NHS Haringey CCG, writes about why she wants Healthy Living Week to be the beginning of better workplace health in the NHS. We’re really excited about Healthy Living Week in my CCG. We’ve got lots of fun activities and events planned during the week for our staff — and our hope is that we […]

Take the five day challenge for Healthy Living Week

5th September 2016

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. Activities and events they are organising for staff include mental health resilience talks, mindfulness sessions, lunchtime walks and yoga classes. For those short of time to plan activities, we’ve made it even […]