Physical Wellbeing
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Traditionally good physical wellbeing has been deemed to be the absence of disease/illness. However, despite this traditional view, physical well-being is not just the absence of disease. It includes the ability to make good lifestyle choices to ensure good physical health and avoid preventable lifestyle related diseases (such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, etc.).  At RWT we aim to support staff to maintain their physical health and to improve the overall fitness and health of staff, to lessen the risk of lifestyle related diseases occurring. 

To enable us to do this we have adopted a holistic approach to physical wellbeing where we focus on supporting staff with:

  • Physical activity
  • Diet/nutrition
  • Alcohol/smoking/drugs
  • Rest & sleep
  • Rapid referral to treatment

Within this section you will find information about how the Trusts Health & Wellbeing Offer can support your physical wellbeing. Please click through to see what’s on offer!

  • Invictus Games Foundation partnership with NHS England and NHS Improvement
    A series of podcasts that reflect on a variety of themes and the “5K our way” challenge, designed to help inspire and support our NHS people to step away from work and take time for themselves

  • #DoingOurBit
    A free exercise platform developed by NHS staff, for NHS staff

  • 24/7 Mental, Physical, and Financial Wellbeing Helpline (EAP)

  • Wolverhampton Swimming & Fitness Centre 
    Free ladies only exercise classes at Wolverhampton Swimming and Fitness Centre (PFP Leisure). 
    • Sign up to a class via the staff intranet 

  • Digital Weight Management Programme for NHS Staff 
    12-week weight management programme which is designed to be personally tailored to support you on your journey to a healthier lifestyle. As a digital programme, it can be used anywhere, allowing you to complete the programme in your own time, at a pace that works for you 

  • Getting Active at Work #
    You may wish to take a walk on your lunch or break 
  • Physiotherapy Service for Staff
    Do you require physiotherapy for musculoskeletal health and wellbeing?  Did you know that as staff you can self-refer into the Occupational Health Physiotherapy Service at the Trust?  There are services across all 3 sites, New Cross, West Park & Cannock Chase hospitals. Take a look at the Intranet page for self-help, exercises, videos, and the self-referral form.

  • Be Military Fit partnership with NHS England and NHS Improvement
    We have partnered with Be Military Fit (BMF) to offer a new dedicated, physical health and wellbeing offer that has been specifically developed for our NHS people. This offer is for colleagues of all abilities – from those who have never exercised before, through to those who already enjoy regular exercise. The online platform also features a learning and development programme that aims to help you look after and improve your wellbeing, particularly through winter. To explore what’s on offer, try something new and see what works for you, please  sign up using your NHS email address.

  • Substance Misuse and Alcohol 
    RWT Drug & Alcohol Liaison Team (Mon – Fri 08.00 – 16.00)
    Call ext. 84079
    Bleep: 1211
    Mobile 07812 260821