Wellbeing is more important than ever and we want every single one of you to be
open, honest and talk about how you’re doing so that we can support you.
Wellbeing is about feeling good and functioning well and is influenced by factors in and out of work. We are currently living and working in exceptional times and we will all have experienced additional pressures from time to time. That is why it is important to pay attention to our own and others wellbeing and for people to feel heard and valued.
We are encouraging everyone who works in the Trust to have a wellbeing conversation, where you can informally chat with your line manager about your experiences and discuss any aspect of wellbeing (e.g. physical, mental, emotional, social, financial, lifestyle and safety) and how you want to be supported.
You can ask to have a conversation as little or as often as you like. The conversations are optional and provide you with the opportunity to have a supportive check in with your manager. They are a great opportunity for you to chat confidentially (no details go into personal files and they won’t be shared with other team members) and to identify areas where you may need support.
We recognise that conversations about wellbeing will be already taking place but to help you get the most out of your conversation you can use the template below…
Information for managers
Wellbeing conversations should be available to all staff upon request, and we are encouraging line managers to promote these within their teams and areas of work. As a line manager you have an important role in understanding and supporting the wellbeing needs of staff. Please see details below of the things that can help you have a safe and effective wellbeing conversation with colleagues:
Training - we want you and your colleagues to get as much as you can out of the conversations so we’d love as many of you to attend the training as possible - find more details here.
Managers guide - this guidance offers suggestions on considerate questions that can be used by line managers who are approaching conversations on specific topics and who need additional support in holding the conversation.