Overcoming Logistical Challenges

Holly Blake

The School of Health Sciences at the University of Nottingham has a work force spread across many hospital sites, which posed a challenge when it came to rolling out a health and wellbeing programme for all staff. 

Associate Professor of Behavioural Sciences, Holly Blake knew it was important that all staff were aware of what was on offer and how they could access it.

“We developed a health and wellbeing website containing information, resources  and signposting to services available within the university and around local areas that could be accessed by all.”

We developed a health and wellbeing website containing information and resources.

Holly Blake
Associate Professor of Behavioural Science

“We promoted wellbeing to staff through our established communication channels and held health and wellbeing launch events at our sites across the region. At the events we had information stands, bookable classes and activities.”

Setting challenges

The school wanted to offer a varied programme that had something for everyone. 

“We invited staff to make suggestions and comment on the programme through emails and anonymous drop-boxes at health and wellbeing stands. We maintained staff interest by developing initiatives that were directly based on staff need.”

Initiatives include:

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  • Use the British Heart Foundation’s  goal-oriented resources to really engage staff 

Positive results

“To evaluate the success of our programme we asked staff to complete a survey. Staff response to the programme was overwhelmingly positive.”

Read more about the positive impact this programme has had on staff. 


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