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General health and wellbeing

This page provides information, videos and wider resources around general health and wellbeing.

For support, information and resources around more specific areas of colleague health and wellbeing, please visit our health and wellbeing home page or use the quick links section further down this page.


Meeting the basic needs of health and care colleagues

Lack of access to basic wellbeing needs such as hydration and sleep have been identified as a major concern for NHS staff wellbeing and patient safety.

In the 2022 NHS Staff Survey, over 21 per cent of respondents indicated that they often or always felt that every working hour is tiring for them. It is therefore vital we address basic staff needs, such as sufficient breaks, as priority.

Of course this priority extends to all colleagues working in health and care and not just NHS staff.

The NHS Employers staff wellbeing needs poster is inspired by Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and shows how meeting the basic needs of colleagues working in health and care is essential.

We all have:

  • Basic needs
  • Psychological needs
  • Self-fulfilment needs

Download the NHS Employers staff wellbeing needs poster

Read more in the NHS Employers guidance for supporting the wellbeing needs of NHS staff including top tips, case studies and wider resources.

More information on having effective wellbeing conversations is available on our mental health and wellbeing page, where you’ll find a resource section for line managers with videos and guidance.

Poster to help NHS staff feel healthy at work

Resources (click to open)

Useful links

Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast Clubs

Better Health website – includes advice on healthy eating, getting active, quitting smoking and reducing alcohol intake

Better Health, Healthier Families website (formerly Change4Life)

FIT Mums and Friends website

HNY Resilience Hub

Pride in our Health LGBT+ Health Hub – includes local and national services for our LGBT+ communities

You can also find a range of support services for disabled colleagues as well as parent / guardian carers of disabled children or young people on our UK Disability History Month page.

Video and audio recordings

Coping with loss and grief

Headache and migraine awareness

Get fit and stay fit (with SuperWellness)

Nutrition discovery session (with SuperWellness)

The Alcohol Savvy Action Plan (with SuperWellness)

Visit our women’s health and the menopause, our mental health and wellbeing or our men’s health pages for more recordings.

Details of all upcoming events are available on our booking website BookWhen.


Quick links

Our health and wellbeing pages provide information on a range of topics for colleagues working in health and care across Humber and North Yorkshire. You can use the following links to navigate to a page quickly:

Health and wellbeing home

>> I NEED URGENT HELP

>> Financial wellbeing

>> General health and wellbeing (you are here)

>> Mental health and wellbeing

>> Men’s health

>> Women’s health and the menopause


Get in touch

We are committed to working in partnership across Humber and North Yorkshire to prioritise the health and wellbeing of all colleagues working in health and care.

This page is maintained by the best place to work team and you can get in touch by emailing HNY.Wellbeing@nhs.net.

This page was last updated on Monday 10 June 2024.

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