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#allofus wellbeing campaign

The #allofus wellbeing campaign was devised by communications, working with HR, occupational health and staffside. Various teams offer wellbeing services to staff and all were requiring comms, essentially competing for space with uncoordinated messages. There were also new and existing services that staff had low awareness of. Coordinating activity and developing an overarching brand not only allowed consistent messages to be synchronised but also ensured a higher profile. A 36-page magazine produced made 91% of staff think about their wellbeing and 77% of staff aware of advice/support they didn’t already know about, while 54% of staff pledged to follow up on advice and support they had read about in the magazine.

Highly commended

Innovation in recovery colleges

The Trust’s five recovery colleges work tirelessly to provide innovative, cost-effective, person-centred care and education to people to help them to improve their understanding of their health and wellbeing and that of those they care for. They are constantly finding new and innovative ways to stretch resources, increase partnership working and provide courses and workshops to help improve people’s lives. This leads to a better reputation for local services, more partnerships, increased monetary savings and a decrease in the use of services for attendees. The Trust has saved thousands of pounds through the Colleges’ clever use of partnership working (free venues, free course provision, free tutors), good reputation and community relationships.

Parkinson’s service, Barnsley

This service was nominated by Carolyn Hodkin, the sole practitioner for the Barnsley Parkinson’s service. Since the establishment of the Parkinson’s service, care has always been provided to patients, their carers and families within their home environment. With limited team resources, Carolyn needed to review how she was working in order to continue to meet the demands of the service without reducing the quality of care that people receive. Carolyn introduced a telephone clinic on a Friday morning which has received excellent feedback. It’s been particularly beneficial for people who have changes to their medication or condition as she can now respond much quicker.

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