Health and wellbeing



Healthy workplaces help people to flourish and reach their potential. At LOROS we want to continue to offer an environment that actively promotes a state of contentment and create even greater opportunities for staff to enhance their sense of wellbeing, benefiting both employees and the organisation and ultimately our patients.

Taken from (The professional body for HR & People Development):

“Our 2020 Health and wellbeing at work survey identified the top three benefits of employers increasing their focus on employee wellbeing:

·        Better employee morale and engagement.

·        A healthier and more inclusive culture.

·        Lower sickness absence.

Our research shows that health and wellbeing shouldn't have to be treated as an ‘add-on’ or ‘nice-to-have’ activity by organisations – if employers place employee wellbeing at the centre of their business model and view it as the vital source of value creation, the dividends for organisational health can be significant.”

At LOROS we prioritise wellbeing so we can embed it into our culture, leadership and management.

Wellbeing will be promoted throughout the year with the aim of supporting staff to address causes of stress and creating positive working environments where you and LOROS can thrive.

Our new strategy shows how we will do this and what it will mean for you. Below are links to wellbeing resources that you can have instant access to as well as links to external activities or websites that are there for your benefit.

We hope you take advantage of the resources available and find something beneficial to you. We also welcome any new ideas you have so we can keep the resources current and valid.

Should you need any support in finding what works for you please get in touch

New updates

Wellbeing Wednesday!

Every Wednesday there will be a new video uploaded for #WellbeingWednesday! Follow this link to catch the latest videos on the Move Breathe Achieve channel.

Progress Gym

We have collaborated with Progress Gym whereby all staff are offered a 10% discount off their membership! You can sign up online or in person using the code NHS10 to receive your discount. Watch this space for further updates on gym collaborations.

Events Calendar

An events calendar has been created to provide details on all national wellbeing days and how LOROS will be supporting and celebrating these.

Access anytime resources

Wellbeing Paddle Sessions

Research shows that being near or on water can hugely improve your wellbeing, making you feel happier, healthier, and giving you the confidence to deal with daily challenges. Why not try out these instructor-led wellbeing paddle sessions? To find out more please take a look at the attached leaflet and session plan.

LLR Wellbeing Hub

Here is a selection of wellbeing videos for you to watch!

The LLR Wellbeing Hub are looking to support our staff to become Mental Health First Aiders and have secured funding for the training.

If you are interested in becoming a MHFA then please complete the Expression of interest form or complete the word document attached and return it to

To ensure a place on future training please reply as soon as you are able as places could be limited- this offer is open to all NHS and care service staff over the LLR region.

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Information

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) screening is a way of checking if there’s a bulge or swelling in the main blood vessel in your abdomen. We have put together some posters with more information on the importance of screening and how you are able to receive a screening.

Self-care and Mindfulness recordings

We are very lucky at LOROS to have Angela Baxter, our dedicated Complementary Therapy Manager. Angela has a wonderfully calming and soothing voice and has recorded several self-care videos as well as a series of guided mindful meditations that range from two to 13 minutes. Follow the links below to watch.

Seated tai chi sessions with Paula

Paula Young created fabulous relaxation opportunities which can be accessed here.

There are also a selection of resources available through the NHS Professionals Wellbeing hub and useful newsletters and signposting through the LLR Academy website.

Wellbeing Webinar – Looking After our Children and Ourselves

Led by Clinical Psychologists – this recorded session from colleagues at Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Trust aims to:

  • Create a space to reflect on impact on our children

  • Consider how it affects us as parents and carers of young people

  • Think about some simple things we can do to help reduce impact

  • Acknowledge the support and resources available

You can access the webinar below:

Relate sessions

NHSE/I has commissioned national charity RELATE to support people working within healthcare.

Do you feel:

  • Stressed or anxious at work or home?

  • Finding it difficult to balance work and home commitments?

  • Relationships with family, friends or colleagues are suffering?

  • Concerned about your wellbeing?

  • Isolated, lonely or with no-one to talk to?

  • Like you’re having more bad days than good ones?

Relatehub can help

Please join us to hear more about this free telephone and webchat service. Counsellors working on the hub supporting NHS colleagues with whatever the worries they are seeking help on, will be joining us to share their experience of being part of this new service that is receiving fabulous feedback.

For information about the Relate offer please click here.

Bespoke to you

Title: Returning to work

Format: Face to Face
Day and Time: To be arranged through HR and your line manager
Duration: Designed to complement your needs
Audience: Members of staff who have been off sick for an extended period of time and who are returning to work.

Description: On your return to work you will be asked if you wish to take part in a 1-1 wellbeing session with the complementary therapy team. During the session a plan will be designed with you to ensure you are supported with your health and wellbeing during your transition period back into work.

Title: Complementary Therapy

Format: Face to Face
Day and Time: To be arranged through the complementary therapy team
Duration: Designed to complement your needs
Audience: Staff working onsite at the hospice.

Description: The complementary therapy team continue to do a fantastic job of supporting LOROS hospice teams through massage and other relaxation techniques. Please contact the team directly to book yourself in.

Title: Mental Health First Aid

Format: Virtual or phone call
Day and Time: Sessions can be arranged directly with the trained individuals attached at a mutually convenient time.
Duration: As required

Audience: All LOROS employees

Description: LOROS has a number of trained mental health first aiders who join others from across the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland patch in supporting colleagues with their mental health. These individuals can be a first point of contact for people struggling with their mental health who would like to talk to someone about their feelings.

Title: LLR health and wellbeing hub

Format: Website and call centre
Day and Time: N/A
Duration: N/A
Audience: LOROS employees and volunteers

Description: The LLR Health and Wellbeing Hub is based on the Manchester model established after the Manchester bombings. The hub provides resources and a free counselling service via AMICA to anyone struggling with their mental health. It also coordinates the mental health first aid volunteer effort for the region.

Raise funds for LOROS whilst keeping yourself fit and healthy

Title: Choose How You Move rewards challenge

Format: Virtual step / cycle challenge
Day and Time: Ongoing
Duration: Ongoing
Audience: LOROS employees and volunteers

Description: Coordinated by the Walking and Cycling Team at Leicester City Council, the Better Points initiative allows you to build up points based on the amount of exercise that you do. These points can be redeemed for vouchers or you can donate the equivalent to LOROS (or other charities). Find out more about the scheme here BetterPoints > Choose How You Move. To get involved simply follow the instructions below and use your special LOROS staff redeem code which is ‘LOROS’ during the registration process.

Follow these instructions to download the BetterPoints app and start earning your BetterPoints today:

  1. Download the BetterPoints app from the App Store or the Google Play Store.

  2. Tap “Join Now” in the app and fill out the form.

  3. You will be automatically added to the Choose How You Move challenge due to your postcode. There will be a welcome message about this on your timeline in the app.

  4. Tap the Play ▶ button in the top right corner of the app.

  5. Track your activity via Automatic (always on) or Manual Tracking (when you want to track a specific activity.)

  6. Start earning BetterPoints!

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