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Staff Wellbeing Day 2014


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This year's Staff Wellbeing Day offers you the opportunity to talk to experienced healthcare professionals on a range of issues including diet, heart health, cancer prevention and mental health.

As well as a number of interactive stalls at CitySports, we will be running workshops and one to one appointments on diet, personal resilience, Heart MOT's (cholesterol and blood sugar checks), massage and financial wellbeing.

Please click on the drop-down boxes below to find out more and to book on sessions.


Diet and Nutrition

Speak to a professional dietician for the opportunity to discuss health through diet and nutrition, either by booking a 20 minute one to one appointment or by visiting the stand between 12:00 and 14:00 for an informal chat.

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Healthy Cooking Demonstration

Watch a chef prepare quick, simple and healthy meals to bring to work for lunch or to have for dinner using everyday products (30-minute demonstrations at 11.30am and 1pm)

Smoothie Bike and Juicing Station

Burn some calories whilst blending your own juice by peddling a bike.

Juicing Station

Create your own healthy drink by choosing a mixture of vegetables and fruit and gain some great tips on mixing.


Heart Health - MOT's

Nurses will be on hand to discuss any heart health concerns you may have and will be offering Glucose and Cholesterol checks.

Glucose Test - will check the blood sugar level in your blood.

Cholesterol Test - high cholesterol levels are a major risk factor for heart attack, hardening of the arteries and stroke. If your levels are higher during your test we will recommend that you visit your GP and have a fasting test.

Both tests require a simple finger prick test and you will obtain your results in minutes.

Appointments last 10 minutes and must be booked in advance.

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A revitalising and energising routine performed through your clothing on a fully supportive massage chair by one of our therapists. The treatment will work key muscle groups to reinvigorate the mind and rid the body from areas of tension. It has proven helpful in the reduction of headaches; aches and pains in particular neck, shoulder and back pain; reduction in repetitive injuries to the hands and arms; reduced stress and increased awareness and immunity to bugs and germs.

No oils or creams are used during this treatment.

Massages last 20 minutes and must be booked in advance.

If you do not wish for a full massage we are also offering the following alternative treatments:

Indian Head Massage - Covers the head, neck, face, upper shoulders and back.

Hand Reflexology - This treatment works the pressure points on your hands. The hands are said to be reflections of the health of the body. Please note that the treatment uses a natural cream to work into the hands.

When booking, please select the correct therapist for your desired therapy.

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Health Check Kiosk

Visit the Wellpoint Kiosk, a state-of-the-art touch-screen health kiosk which will measure your weight, body mass index, body fat content, blood pressure and heart rate. Test results will be printed immediately and sent to your email address.

No booking is required. The test will take around 2-3 minutes and you can discuss your results with the operator. If you have a one to one appointment with one of our heart health nurses they will be happy to discuss the results also, combined with your glucose and cholesterol results.

Alcohol Awareness

A specialist will be available to provide advice and information on the health implications of alcohol. This interactive stand will include a breathalyser, beer goggles, drunk and dangerous remote control car and replica drinks.

Smoking Awareness

Our Occupational Health Nurse will be providing information and advice on smoking cessation. Why not try the carbon monoxide test.

Walkthrough to Fitness

Fitness professionals will be on hand to provide advice on added more physical activity into your day, either through the classes available at City, the new facility opening later this year, or things you can do at home.

Cancer Information and Prevention

Speak to a cancer specialist nurse about any concerns you may for you, your family or friends.

Information provided will be focused on the top 5 tips for prevention along with self-checks and warning signs.



Come and try the 'emWave' - a bio-feedback device which enables you to experience in a fun way how something as simple as deep, regular breathing can help the body and mind to relax and de-stress.

You will also have the opportunity to discuss any worries, as tips and advice on signs and symptoms will be provided.

No booking necessary.

Occupational Health and Counselling

Find out about our in-house Occupational Health Centre and Counselling services.


The Point will be promoting City's green initiative, providing information on cycling/walking, green spaces and sustainable food.

Equality and Diversity - Time to Change

Learn about City's Mental Health at Work Policy and the Time to Change Initiative.

HR Staff Development - wellbeing courses

The Leadership and Staff Development Unit will be on hand to discuss the array of courses available for staff members and the all the resources available.

Staff Benefits

Speak with Edenred to learn about our childcare voucher scheme and also find out how you can make great savings with high street, supermarket, travel and online retailers through City's discount scheme.

Simply Health offer staff special reduced rates on three voluntary health plans: Simply cash plan (everyday health), Simply dental plan (dental health), Simply personal accident plan (accident at work or at home).

Learn about the personal healthcare scheme, a voluntary private medical scheme designed and costed for the benefit of university and college employees and their immediate family.

Equality and Diversity - Time to Change

Learn about City's Mental Health at Work Policy and the Time to Change Initiative.


Resilience - The ability to bounce back (15 minute workshop)

Learn to identify the causes of stress; what you can avoid, alter or accept; and the 5 top tips for maintaining energy and resilience.

Time: 10:30-10:45

Location: CitySport (corner of Sebastian Street and Goswell Road)

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Resilience - Lunch and Learn

Due to the popularity of our Resilience sessions, we will now be holding a Resilience Lunch and Learn session in conjunction with the leadership and staff development unit.

Date: Friday 13th June

Time: 12:00-14:00

Location: TBC

Bookings must be made via the LSDU booking form

Healthy lunches for healthy performance (15 minute workshop)

Learn what makes a healthy lunch - along with simple strategies for planning your week.

Time: 11:20-11:35

Location: CitySport (corner of Sebastian Street and Goswell Road)

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Cancer awareness - self checks and healthy advice (15 minute workshop)

Join the cancer specialist for a practical demonstration of self-check techniques. Don't worry they use anatomical models!

Time: 12:00-12:15

Location: CitySport (corner of Sebastian Street and Goswell Road)

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Relaxation techniques (15 minute workshop)

Learn simple effective techniques for relaxation and meditation

Time: 13:00-13:15

Location: CitySport (corner of Sebastian Street and Goswell Road)

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Financial Wellbeing - Money Made Clear (45 minute 1:1 appointments)

In the current economic climate, we need to be in control of our finances more than ever, sometimes it's difficult to know where to start. The Money Advice Service can help.

A trained advisor will be running sessions on making the most of your money. They will cover everything from budgeting to borrowing, spending today and saving for tomorrow.

As an independent body set up by the UK's financial regulator they won't try to sell you anything.

Times: 10am, 10.45am, 11.30am, 1pm, 1.45pm, 2.30pm

Location: AG02, College Building

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When & where

10.00am - 3.30pmThursday 12th June 2014

CitySport City University London Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom