Leeds Trinity University launches health and wellbeing programme for staff

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Leeds Trinity University has launched a new health and wellbeing initiative for its 450 academic and support staff.

The university has introduced a new online wellbeing portal, Juice, to provide staff with free access to fitness and nutritional advice, information and articles, designed to help employees manage and improve their health and wellbeing. A range of activities are also available.

The programme includes regular health checks, tai chi sessions, bootcamp classes and mindfulness sessions, as well as strategies for healthy eating, better sleeping and coping methods for dealing with the colder winter months. Weekly fruit is also provided.

In addition, Juice also provides a platform for individuals to showcase hobbies and interests, allowing staff to share information about activities and clubs.

Launched in January 2017, Juice will run alongside the university’s existing wellbeing provision, which includes Trinity Fitness, the Chaplaincy and Library Services.

John Hawksworth, director of human resources at Leeds Trinity University, said: “It’s important to take a holistic approach to staff wellbeing, which looks beyond the purely physical and visible aspects. To continue delivering the best experience for our students at Leeds Trinity, we remain committed to supporting our staff, whose efforts and contribution are the determining factor for success.

“There are lots of activities taking place across our university already, but there hasn’t been one place where staff can go to discover and access those activities; now they can. We’re also really keen for staff members to start new activities; if someone wants to start a book club, there’s no reason why they can’t, and anyone interested will be able to see when and where it’s taking place.”