Physical health and wellbeing

Supporting your physical health and wellbeing

When we spend most of our working life taking care of others, we often need that reminder to take care of ourselves.  Looking after your physical health is key to supporting your overall health and wellbeing, including your mental health. As such, we are pleased to be working with the following organisations to offer physical health and wellbeing support to our NHS people.

Challenge the Wild walks

Challenge the Wild are an organisation specialising in providing adventurous challenges, outdoor experiences and stunning hikes to groups of like-minded individuals. They are offering 100 NHS colleagues the chance to participate in a one day “wellbeing walk” in the countryside, in a range of locations across the country. Being active can improve self-perception and self-esteem, mood and sleep quality, reduce stress, anxiety and fatigue. These walks will also provide you with an opportunity to create peer networks with colleagues who live locally to you, and share your experiences of the last year in a safe environment.

They offer free walks to NHS colleagues, facilitated by trained mountain leaders who are also either ex-Armed Forces or NHS staff.  Where possible, all routes are tailored to meet all accessibility needs.

How to join a walk

All NHS employees have access to Challenge the Wild walks at zero cost.   The walks are designed to support participants and offer real benefits, focussing on improving physical and mental wellbeing, whilst connecting like mind people and building team spirit.  You can view available walks on the Challenge the Wild website here.