Health and Wellbeing for the Humber, Coast and Vale Workforce

Here in Humber, Coast and Vale we are committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of all our colleagues. We know that individual organisations in Humber, Coast and Vale are doing some fantastic work and have strong health and wellbeing offers available to their staff and we want to build on that work to support our colleagues even more. That’s why on this page you will find health and wellbeing offers available to all health and social care colleagues across Humber, Coast and Vale.

See below some of the exciting things we have planned.


There’s a close relationship between sleep and mental health. Living with a mental health problem can affect how well you sleep and poor sleep can have a negative impact on your mental health. But the good news is that better sleep is the biggest single contributor to living better. It’s clear to see that sleep, fatigue and associated issues could have an impact on our colleagues so we will be working with a sleep behaviour expert to raise awareness of some of the issues, equipping you with some knowledge around sleep and empowering you. We will focus on particular areas such as sleep and shift work, sleep and menopause and sleep and children. We will also undertake some more tailored work considering individual sleep programmes and shift patterns.

Being Active

Look out for our physical activity sessions from high intensity workouts, to yoga and conditioning sessions. These will be regular virtual sessions available to all staff making physical fitness activities accessible to us all.

Men’s Health

Globally, men die on average six years earlier than women, and for reasons that are largely preventable. Which means that it doesn’t have to be that way: we can all take action to live healthier, happier and longer lives.

Across the week of November the 8th 2021 we will be holding a number of events focused on Men’s Health that anybody working within the Humber, Coast and Vale will be able to access, this includes those working in the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector.

We have some fantastic guest speakers and a range of seminars available and we really encourage you to join us at these events to learn more about Men’s Health and have the opportunity to hear some incredible stories and ask questions.  There are no limits to how many sessions you can book onto.

Please take a look at our Programme of Events. To book a place, click here.

If you are unable to access a session due to dates/ timings, please check back here the week after the event, as most of the sessions are being recorded and will be uploaded here.


We know that 75-80% of our workforce are women and consequently, at any one time a significant proportion of our female workers will experience symptoms of menopause which might impact on their working life. 

As a partnership, Humber, Coast and Vale has an ambition to become accredited as menopause friendly and to start our work towards we are offering menopause training to all staff as well as sessions specifically for line managers. The training is available to all staff in all organisations across Humber, Coast and Vale so please do share this offer with your colleagues, teams and networks.

To book on the session for all colleagues click here

To book on the session for line managers click here

Also take a look at our available resources below.

World Menopause Day – 18 October 2021!

To further our commitment we are offering a number of training opportunities as well as a fantastic programme of events to celebrate World Menopause Day throughout the week commencing 18th October 2021. Click here for the details of what is on offer.

Here is a preview of what’s to come.

We would also love to hear from anyone who wants to share their menopause journey. Contact Emma Marshall via [email protected] and let’s all get talking about menopause!

Programme of events for desk based staff

We are delivering a programme of virtual sessions to support the health and wellbeing of staff who are primarily desk-based. We will offer a range of sessions, some of which are webinars and some of which are practical sessions, however, all the sessions are accessible to people of all abilities.

There are clear and evidence-based links to the benefits of undertaking exercise to improve our mental and physical wellbeing yet many of us do not take time out during the working day to do this. Our virtual sessions are an invitation for you to take some time to support your own health and wellbeing and are open to all staff in Humber, Coast and Vale.

See below for recordings of recent sessions.

What's on offer and who can sign up?

During July, August and September we have a range of webinars including postural awareness, working at home and healthy habits. There are also a number of practical sessions which look at Self-Care and Relaxation for Office Workers, Back Pain, Reflexology for Office Workers, Movement for Positivity Class and Chair based Yoga Class.

Anyone working in Humber, Coast and Vale! Although the sessions are aimed at colleagues who work at a desk for the majority of the working day all staff are welcome to attend. Please note that this offer is available to colleagues from our social care, voluntary sector, local authority partner organisations as well as our NHS workforce.

How do I sign up and what if I can't attend?

Due to popular demand, the Wellbeing Sessions running between July and September are now full but you can find recordings of the sessions below.

During September, we will be releasing more sessions and new topics. If you wish to be contacted directly when these sessions become available please provide your email address to [email protected]

If you can’t attend a session we will record the sessions and make them available for a limited time. Some sessions that have already taken place can be found below.

If you have booked a place but can no longer attend please email [email protected] so that your place can be offered to someone on the waiting list. We have limited places available and want to enable as many people to participate as possible therefore please secure and protect the dates and times in your diary.

Trauma Recovery and Stress Reduction Workshops

Rising levels of chronic stress, anxiety, PTSD and burnout have been reported across health and social care in the last year and we want to recognise this and provide additional support to colleagues who are experiencing a negative impact on their wellbeing – whether that’s at work or at home.

We have arranged for some Trauma Recovery and Stress Reduction workshops to take place in September and October.

Click here for further details and how to book a place.

Humber, Coast and Vale Coaching Network

The Humber, Coast and Vale Coaching Network are pleased to share with you the launch of the coaching masterclasses and supervision offer available to both qualified coaches and coaches in-training within Humber, Coast and Vale.

Our programme of events details the offer and provides the booking links – we hope you find the masterclasses interesting and developmental. These sessions will enable coaches to come together to build the coaching community further and enable coaches to network with like-minded colleagues across the partnership.

Humber Recovery and Wellbeing College

The Humber Recovery and Wellbeing college provides peer-led education as a route to meaningful mental health recovery. The college work alongside and support students, volunteers, community organisations and healthcare professionals to coproduce an educational programme that responds to self-defined needs of a collective student body.

The college facilitate and deliver a range of free, coproduced courses, workshops and other opportunities for learning. Personal lived experience, strengths-based peer learning, grassroots coproduction and shared decision-making is at the centre of what is on offer. Educational resources are a result of blending different kinds of knowledge and experience, harnessing the expertise that comes from both professional training and real lived experience.

The college believe that learning more about your experiences, valuing your own self-expertise and building upon your own resourcefulness, talents and abilities contribute to your own sense of meaningful mental health recovery.

Visit our website for more information about us and for more information on our range of self-paced e-courses and live video-call sessions on our e-learning platform

If you would like to enrol it’s simple! Click on the Sign up link on the webpage and get yourself signed up. From there, you can access any of the e-courses, book onto any live sessions and keep track of your learning progress.

You can also contact the college by emailing [email protected]  or calling on 01482 389124.

For further information, please email the workforce team.