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Wellbeing

Wellbeing

Welcome to these pages collating resources and services for NHS staff coping with the stresses of working throughout the Coronavirus pandemic. We hope you will find them useful, and welcome any additions you would like us to include. Please get in touch with your suggestions at bartshealth.library@nhs.net.

 

Browse the Wellbeing Resources and Services Available

Browse the Mindfulness Resources and Services Available

Browse the Freebies, Benefits and Discounts for Barts Health Staff

 

Our Libraries

During this difficult time the Education Academy and Library services are providing you with a space to get away from the stress of the clinical area at each of our site. Here you will find resources on wellbeing and mindfulness as well as information to help you develop and maintain your clinical skills. 

At Whipps Cross and Newham Hospitals we offer comfortable seats and computer access, with tea and coffee, from 10.00 to 16.00. Please check local notices for details. Staff can continue to access our 24/7 knowledge hubs (computer rooms) on each site.

Our Library Hubs at the Royal London and St Bartholomew’s will also continue to be available to staff 24/7. Please note the library at St Barts Hospital has temporarily moved to rooms on floor 2 of the KGV Building, by the back of Clinic 5. There are signs up directing you from the canteen on floor 2.

 

Books and Puzzles

Our libraries at Whipps Cross and Newham house print collections of leisure reads including mindfulness and wellbeing texts, plus relaxing spaces to read them in. We also keep jigsaw puzzles on display for staff to unwind with.

 

Soft Skills eBook Collection

Bookboon, our soft skills e-library, contains many wellbeing and mindfulness books that staff can read online or download and keep in perpetuity. Titles include "Total Wellbeing: From Stress to Success" and "Manage Your Persnal Energy", amongst others. Access this collection on the Digital Library WeShare page.

 

Image from Barts Heath WeShare

 

Barts Health wants to hear how working through the pandemic has affected your health and wellbeing, to understand what is important to you and how the Trust can support you in maintaining and increasing your health at work and in life. Please complete the survey here. Answers are treated confidentially.