Our Well-being Week

Langley Green Hospital Wellbeing Week

Introduction

Langley Green Hospital is a psychiatric hospital based in Crawley, West Sussex. The hospital is part of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

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Langley Green Hospital consists of:-

  • Jade Ward- 19-bedded ward for service users of working age (18-65 years old).
  • Coral Ward- 19-bedded ward for service users of working age (18-65 years old).
  • Opal Ward- 19-bedded ward for service users (ageless) experiencing mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression and psychosis.
  • Amber Ward- 12-bedded intensive care unit (PICU). There is a 136 suite attached to this ward.
  • The Crisis Team are based at Langley Green Hospital. They offer a 7-day service for service users, to prevent admission and support when stepping down into the community.
  • The Acute Day Service are also based at the hospital whom offer a 4 week programme for service users.

We have service leaders admitted from Crawley, Horsham, Mid Sussex, some parts of East Sussex and Surrey.

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There are approximately 150 staff working at Langley Green Hospital. These staff members consist of  Psychiatrists, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, Support Workers, Peer Support Workers and Administrative staff.

It is a well known fact that staff sickness worsens around the third week of January, commonly known as ‘Blue Monday’. Langley Green Hospital was not exempt from this ; showing an increase in staff sickness from the periods of Dec– Jan (18-19).

WHY DID WE DO IT?

In preparation for this sickness trend, we run Staff Wellbeing Matters ‘tea and chats’ with staff and used this as a platform for staff to tell us what is working well, what is not working well and how can we best support them with their overall wellbeing, in turn supporting them in their role. We run these sessions over a period of three months and met 42  staff members.

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We used the well known QI methodology, nominal group technique, and put staff feedback into themes. These themes were:-

1) Staff wanted opportunities to meet and get to know their colleagues who work at Langley Green Hospital but not necessarily work within their ward/team.

2) Staff members wanted opportunities to focus on their   physical health whilst working around their working day/shift.

Alongside this, we also sent out a Survey Monkey and got 29 staff respond. This survey asked staff what physical health activities they would like offered to them, that will help improve their well-being. This was a longer term goal, in ensuring we were able to     provide activities to staff that will sustain the Langley Green Hospital well-being initiative.

The graphs below illustrates the staff groups who responded and the types of activities they would like to attend.

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WHAT DID WE DO?

 

WELLBEING WEEK

We run a Wellbeing Week which was mainly open to staff, however, with the ethos of being ‘open and honest’, we invited service users and carers to join us in the Wellbeing Week activities.

The week had a combination of physical and mental wellbeing activities, that catered for all people. We also provided activities that allowed both ‘day’ shift staff and ward staff to access, within their busy days.  We also used our good relationships with our external partners, such as Crawley Wellbeing, Crawley Football Club and Park Run, to make those links for staff and provide a sustainable approach to our staff members wellbeing.

Therefore, we want to use the results of the staff Survey  Monkey and start running a yoga and badminton session that will run on different days and time, in order to meet the needs of the ‘day’ shift staff and the ward staff. Alongside this, we are going to further promote the gym, already in situ at Langley Green Hospital, to staff, so they can utilise these facilities throughout the day or night.

There are already plans in place to have a continued programme of ‘tea and chats’, so staff can meet with the Clinical Lead Nurse Manager and/or the management team, and raise their concerns, promote what is going well or identify any further  changes needed for us to better support staff.

 

WHAT NEXT?

The Wellbeing Week has been to catalyst for us to provide a more sustainable approach to staff wellbeing; ensuring that staff are looking after their physical and mental wellbeing.

Therefore, we want to use the results of the staff Survey     Monkey and start running a yoga and badminton session that will run on different days and time, in order to meet the needs of the ‘day’ shift staff and the ward staff. Alongside this, we are going to further promote the gym, already in situ at Langley Green Hospital, to staff, so they can utilise these facilities throughout the day or night.

There are already plans in place to have a continued programme of ‘tea and chats’, so staff can meet with the Clinical Lead Nurse Manager and/or the management team, and raise their concerns, promote what is going well or identify any further  changes needed for us to better support staff.

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Our hospital Gym
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Tilgate Parkrun 5k- well done guys!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We run a Wellbeing Week which was mainly open to staff, however, with the ethos of being ‘open and honest’, we invited service users and carers to join us in the Wellbeing Week activities.

The week had a combination of physical and mental wellbeing activities, that catered for all      people. We also provided activities that allowed both ‘day’ shift staff and ward staff to access, within their busy days.  We also used our good relationships with our external partners, such as Crawley Wellbeing, Crawley Football Club and Park Run, to make those links for staff and provide a sustainable approach to our staff members wellbeing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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