Published on: 6th November 2019

CCG ‘One You Fest’ helps maintain good mental health and wellbeing for staff

Staff from NHS Salford Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) took time out of their busy schedules to participate in week long activities aimed to improve mental health and wellbeing.

Stress can contribute to poor mental health and therefore the annual One You Fest allows staff to take short breaks away from their workspace to try a range of activities, to help them manage and improve their health and wellbeing.

One You Fest, which ties in with Public Health England’s Every Mind Matters campaign, kicked off with yoga, mindfulness and meditation all designed to focus the mind and relieve stress. Most sessions took place during lunch time and at the end of the working day, with staff being encouraged to participate in the various sessions on offer.

During the week of fun and relaxing activities, NHS Salford CCG also provided free flu jabs to staff to make sure they are protected against the virus and help prevent it being spread between colleagues.

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One You Fest finished with the annual table tennis championship as staff battled to become the new champion, with many more taking time away from their desk to support colleagues.

Also during the week, the CCG marked World Mental Health Day (Thursday, October 10) and reflected on the ‘Month of Hope’ which brought together all suicide prevention activities across Greater Manchester.

Anthony Hassall, Chief Accountable Officer at NHS Salford CCG, said: “The health and wellbeing of staff is a top priority for our workforce wellbeing work and I’m delighted staff took time out of their day to help manage their mental health.”

For more information about Every Mind Matters and how you can manage your mental health and wellbeing, visit: www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters.