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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Guide to health and wellness

Many of us have been adapting to living and working in different ways as a result of COVID-19.

We have both enhanced our focus on, and further developed, our health and wellbeing offer to support you, your team and your family during this challenging time.

We understand that the nature of the work done by us in the caring profession can be challenging to our wellbeing. To effectively care for others, we must first be able to care for ourselves; and this has become ever more important since COVID-19.

We have listened to your feedback and created this comprehensive guide to:

  • bring together our diverse health and wellbeing offer that is available to you, your team and your family
  • help you easily navigate through the information and identify the most appropriate support to meet your individual health and wellbeing needs.

You will find a mix of information here, some specific to supporting ourselves and each other, some broader offers of support that will help us as we start to resume, retain and reshape how we work the Trust; building on the learning from COVID-19.

Visit the 'Your Wellness Matters' Yammer page for more resources and discussion:

Join the conversation on Yammer - Your Wellness Matters

Our 'Your Wellness Matters' winter staff wellbeing campaign ran throughout the winter months of 2020-21, to enable our staff to access wellbeing support more easily at a time of unprecedented challenges for #OneTeamOneOUH.

Six dimensions of wellness

We understand that building and maintaining your personal sense of wellness takes time, the support of yourself and others, and a combination of six key dimensions:

Growing Stronger Together - Rest, Reflect, Recover programme

The aim of our Growing Stronger Together - Rest, Reflect, Recover Programme is to look after the wellbeing of our people and teams and enable our recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic and transition into a 'new normal'.

In this guide

We have categorised this guide into these six elements to help you identify the most appropriate support for you.

We have provided additional guidance, links and contact details within each element, to help you find the support you need.

We hope you find this guide useful - we will update it as new offers of support become available.

We welcome your feedback on other ideas you would like to see included in this guide:

Culture and Leadership Service

Emotional and psychological





Occupational and intellectual

Last reviewed:04 November 2021