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Health Programmes

Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

Our EAP (Health Assured) offers free 24 hour advice and counselling to employees of York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  

Issues include family matters; stress and anxiety; relationship issues; domestic abuse; bereavement;  family care; debt and financial issues; tax information;  housing concerns; medical information; consumer issues; legal advice; drug and alcohol issues; gambling issues; retirement and manager advice. 

Call Freephone: 0800 030 5182


Mindfulness - taking an active approach to looking after your mind

A diverse range of participants are attracted to mindfulness courses from students and parents of young children to corporate directors and healthcare professionals.  People attend for a variety of reasons - be it simply taking the time to prioritise their wellbeing or as a complementary approach to managing a variety of health concerns.  

As part of our commitment to staff health and wellbeing we will be running a FREE session in Bridlington in July.

Please visit Learning Hub on Staff Room to book a place.

Special offer continuing Mindfulness courses

Staff Benefits and the Occupational Health and Wellbeing Service have secured a 20% discount on 8 week mindfulness courses offered by the Northern Centre for Mindfulness and Compassion.

To find out more please visit yorkmbsr.eventbrite.co.uk.

To book a discounted place simply select ‘Organisational Discount Rate’.

The Northern Centre for Mindfulness and Compassion

York Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Click here to find out more about courses from the Northern Centre for Mindfulness and Compassion.


Health Checks

The health and lifestyle check provides a comprehensive set of checks that aims to help individuals identify and monitor areas of their health and behaviour that may affect their current and future health.

The health check lasts one hour and is available to staff employed within the Trust.  Priority will be given to those over 40 years of age and/or shift workers.

The appointment includes:

  • Basic body measurements - height, weight, waist circumference and body composition (this will require you to stand bare foot on a set of scales)
  • Resting blood pressure - systolic, diastolic and resting heart rate
  • Resting blood measures - total cholesterol, HDL and glucose from a fingertip blood sample
  • Lifestyle discussion and assessment of risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Appointments are available at York, Scarborough and Bridlington Hospitals.

The Trust supports release of staff to attend during work time.

To book an appointment please email the Wellbeing Team wellbeingteam@york.nhs.uk

Health Assured offers free 24 hour advice and counselling, 7 days a week, 365 days a year: Freephone: 0800 030 5182

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