12 Weeks of Wellbeing

Over the first 12 weeks of 2021 we shared a different initiative to help support the mental and physical wellbeing of staff across the hospital.

Time to Talk

Last year the theme for Time to Talk Day, held on Thursday 4 February was ‘the power of small’.  We wanted to encourage every member of staff to look for the small ways in which we can support and encourage one another.

We held a relaxation session from Clinical Psychologist, Dr Sue Peacock and we also had a talk from Nick Elston, who spoke about anxiety and the importance of talking about mental health.

It’s okay not to be okay.

Heads Up

This initiative is intended to provide staff with information and resources to help mitigate against the strain and pressure you may be facing. It provides you with the mechanisms available to you as part of #TeamMKUH alongside useful tools aimed at looking after your health and wellbeing.


We are here to support you – which is why we’ve set up Heads Up.

Virtual Care Circles

The aims of these sessions was to provide a safe and trusted space to ask questions, seek guidance and assurances, as well as help you to adapt to a new way of working here at MKUH. All sessions were facilitated by a trained coach or P2P (peer to peer) volunteer from within the Trust.


Flex NHS – Wellbeing Check-in

These virtual wellbeing sessions allowed staff from across the NHS to share and talk about the struggles they were facing during the pandemic. Sessions touched on sleep, relaxation and homeschooling.

These sessions are open to anyone in the NHS and include information and support and talks from people who are also facing the same issues as you.

To watch these session back, click here.

Click and Connect 

This is a series of virtual social clubs, where colleagues with common interests can meet (virtually) and discuss anything from their favourite book, where they like to run or a funny joke they heard.

Last Modified: 11:10am 28/10/2022