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Tuesday, 1 October 2013
Healthy Working Lives
working together to promote Health and wellbeing within our Organisation. Our aim is to help create a safer, healthier
workforce as well as service users, by raising awareness of health issues and
planning health promotion programmes.
Health and Wellbeing
is about encouraging people to build ways into their daily routines that may potentially
add 7.5 years to their life expectancy.
The following LINK explains in more details how this can be done in 5 easy steps. The steps are outline below.
2.Take notice of the world around you
3.Keep learning, try something different
4.Give or do something nice for a friend or
5.Connect with others
The article states…. “The underlying message through the five
ways is that mental health and wellbeing is as important as physical health;
feeling good is an important part of being healthy”
Within the Healthy Working
Lives programme we aim to cover the following topics:
·Alcohol and Drugs
·To assist staff and service users have a healthy work/life balance.
·To increase staff morale
·To increase knowledge
·To tackle issues and concern regarding health that may be raised.
·To improve health, safety and wellbeing
We will be running lots of events over the coming months. Including encouraging you to drink enough water. Did you know you should drink between 1.6 and 2 litres of FLUID a day depending on your age and sex.
We will also be encouraging you to take some EXERCISE by walking a mile a day.
The Good and the Bad
Drinks that irritate the bladder are:
and fizzy drinks, Tomatoes, Alcohol, Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Green Tea
and Blackcurrant juice.
Drinks that do not irritate the bladder
Milk, Decaffeinated Coffee or Tea, Herbal Teas, Milk and many more
There are obvious synergies in health
promotion, flexible working, supporting the mental well-being of staff as well
as our service users, caring for the environment and promoting social
responsibility. We hope that with the participation
of staff and service users we can make a difference by raising awareness.
Find Out More
There are lots of ways you can find out more.