Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust Launch Health Trainer for Staff and Volunteers Service

Published: 30 November 2021 to 31 December 2098

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust’s Award winning YOURhealth Health Trainer service have launched a new initiative to support the wellbeing of staff and volunteers of the trust across East Yorkshire and North Yorkshire.

The YOURhealth service specialises in working with individuals on a one-to-one basis by providing support and guidance on a range of wellbeing and lifestyle issues. The service will encourage and enable staff to lead healthy lives and look after their mental and physical wellbeing, both at home and in the workplace.

Gary Jennison, the new Health Trainer in post, will help support, motivate, and improve physical, mental and social health, ultimately helping Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust Staff and Volunteers improve their overall health and wellbeing 

The service will encourage colleagues to set achievable goals, develop personalised plans, and identify and overcome barriers. Support will be provided for up to eight sessions over a 12-week period and can be accessed face-to-face, virtually or over the telephone.

Gary Jennison, Health Trainer for Staff and Volunteers, said:

“The mental health and wellbeing of all staff and volunteers is vital and of critical importance to the Trust. Our colleagues are our most important asset, and without them we would not be able to deliver quality services to patients.

“COVID-19 has put a huge strain on staff members working across the Trust. They have been working tirelessly on the frontline during the pandemic delivering a variety of vital services, and always placing patient care as a number one priority.

“The implementation of my role will allow staff to seek support if and when they require it. We are empowering our people to make changes and supporting them to make positive choices that will improve their overall health. I hope that it will be an invaluable resource that staff and volunteers of the Trust will be able to utilise and benefit from.”

Gary Jennison and team will be providing regular clinics and roadshow sessions across the Trust patch from December 2021, offering Health checks, Boditrax reviews and Public Health Themed events.

The service will focus on health and wellbeing issues such as mental health, wellbeing, physical activity, alcohol consumption, smoking cessation, weight management and any lifestyle issue that an individual may seek support for and will be available on weekdays, evenings and weekends. 

To find out more or make a referral please contact The YOURhealth Service:

Text HEALTHY to 60163

Call: 0800 9177752



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