Meet Jacqueline Holt, Administrator for the staff advice service EDNA. She shares how short walks with her husband in National Trust properties and Exbury Gardens help her relax and refocus. Jacqueline also shares her personal experience of finding calm and renewed energy by disconnecting from technology and taking walks in nature.
Meet Rhiannan, the Head of Organisational Development for the Integrated Care Board and Programme Delivery Manager for Growing Occupational Health across the Integrated Care System in Hampshire and IOW. Rhiannan shares how she finds time to relax and refocus, as well as the health and wellbeing discovery that has helped her achieve balance. Discover her Ikigai and how she incorporates it into her daily routine. Learn from Rhiannan’s experiences as she shares her goal of encouraging others to discover what works best for them.
Meet Leon Ghulam, Race Equality Programme Lead for Hampshire and Isle of Wight ICB. He relaxes by spending quality time with family and friends, exercising, and reading. His allotment helps him stay active and socialise with new friends. He wants to improve his posture with a standing desk and be more consistent with finishing work on time. Learn how he collaborated with colleagues at Wellfest to provide cultural experiences like Turban Tying, Bhangra keep fit dance classes, and African drumming.
Meet Sophia Watts, Senior Radiographer and PT/OT Therapy Inpatient Team Lead at Southern Health Foundation Trust, who shares her personal tips on how to relax and refocus. Find out how she discovered the power of time and the benefits of breathing exercises to maintain her health and wellbeing. She also shares her own experience of stepping off the career merry-go-round and the importance of recognising trigger points to prevent burnout.
Meet Elton our Diversity and Inclusion Partner (Operations and Strategy), who works alongside a team of passionate and talented colleagues to advance equality, diversity and inclusion matters within Solent NHS Trust. He finds relaxation and focus in watching competitive sports, immersing himself in a good novel or walking. Read on to find out how he overcame his initial reluctance to join a walking challenge and discovered the benefits of regular exercise on both physical and mental health.
Meet Sonja a Project Delivery Manager within the Occupational Health and Wellbeing Team. Her role involves project managing system upgrades and supporting the team with other projects. She finds relaxation through creativity, such as making picture frames, DIY projects, and playing the guitar. She shares her best wellbeing discovery – that it’s okay to admit the struggles of menopause and feels supported by the refreshing awareness of it within the Trust.