Looking after your team’s health and wellbeing guide

Healthy teams lead to healthy patients. This guide support any team seeking to improve their health and wellbeing, through a culture change approach. It is for all teams working in health and care, inclusive of all team forms and functions, across healthcare, primary care, social care and voluntary sectors. Inspired by the NHS health and wellbeing framework and NHS healthy leadership framework this guide has been co-designed with colleagues across health, social care and voluntary sectors. It is for teams who are looking for inspiration and guidance to begin creating their local culture of wellbeing in a simple, practical and engaging way.

This video provides a brief overview of the guide and explains how it can inspire and support you and your team.

The guide is separated into the following sections. We recommend you start with identifying your team’s wellbeing goals, and then dip in and out of the other sections based on your identified needs and creating your own journey.

Further resources – Team wellbeing hub

This online resource, co-created with the NHS, social care and voluntary and community sector organisations, provides inspiration and useful tools that you can use with your team to create a culture of wellbeing. It includes:

  • insight into what other teams have done – hints, tips and ideas
  • existing and emerging wellbeing tools
  • new and existing research from across the NHS and beyond
  • team wellbeing activities generated from feedback from others who have used the guide.

Join our FutureNHS site (you will need to register for an account) to access the hub and find inspiring and useful resources and tools to help you create a team culture of wellbeing.