The Myton Hospices are #DoingOurBit for staff

Categories: Care.

#DoingOurBit is an online platform by the NHS for the NHS, and The Myton Hospices is proud to announce that it’s the first hospice to join the online community – thanks to their Wellbeing Team.

Despite not being part of the NHS, The Myton Hospices do employ many healthcare professionals and appreciate knowing that the platform is geared towards their needs.

#DoingOurBit offers online sessions from leading professionals across fitness, wellness, mental health and nutrition.

Myton’s staff members are able to watch tailor made activities for all fitness levels, accessible by a laptop or mobile device, ranging in length and activeness, with sessions being able to be completed at a desk with minimal movement.

Staff can also access sessions in the comfort of their own home, with the option to do higher impact workouts or complete sessions with their families. New videos are uploaded continuously as the platform continues to grow, so there’s always something new.

Emily Young, Wellbeing Co-ordinator for The Myton Hospices, said:

“As a Wellbeing Co-ordinator this a wonderful resource to signpost our staff to.

The #doingourbit PT platform enables individuals to tailor an exercise or wellbeing programme to their unique needs at a time that suits them. The breadth of choice made available by trained professionals that understand the healthcare context that we work in is so beneficial.

It is important to us to factor in the needs of our diverse workforce and #doingourbit provides a wide variety of options including sessions offering a range of intensity levels and lengths of time.

The hub of wellbeing information is also extremely valuable focusing on specific areas such as the menopause which is very relevant to many of our workforce. It’s like a really helpful, one stop shop!”

A spokesperson for #DoingOurBit, said:

“I was introduced to The Myton Hospices through one of our Senior Palliative Care Nurses who wanted to ensure that the #DoingOurBit platform was made available to hospices as part of our aim to roll this out into the wider health and care setting.

From day one, the enthusiasm around improving the health and wellbeing of the teams in the organisation was clearly evident and that is so encouraging in such a pressured environment.

Myton are honestly one of the most engaged groups that I have worked with in the two plus years we have been rolling this out and hopefully the staff find some support through the #DoingOurBit platform, whether it is around accessing physical activity sessions, yoga, menopause guidance or support and signposting towards mental health resources and videos.

The beauty of #DoingOurBit is that it hasn’t stood still: we are continuing to build the platform to bring new content and opportunities to enable health and care staff free access to physical and mental wellbeing resources online, on demand and, soon, in leisure facilities.

We are so pleased that Myton are the first hospice to launch #DoingOurBit and we would love to hear more from staff about what they want on the site, and we can ensure that the platform gives you all what you want and what you need.”



Picture Caption: The Myton Hospice’s Wellbeing Team – Tom Marston and Emily Young

At The Myton Hospices we believe that everyone matters for every single moment of their life; we focus on enhancing life when cure is no longer an option. We are not just about end of life care, we are here to support patients and their loved ones right from the moment they are diagnosed.

We have three hospices in Coventry, Rugby and Warwick, and have the only Hospice Inpatient beds in Coventry and Warwickshire. We care for people living with a wide range of terminal illnesses including Respiratory, Heart & Neurological conditions, Cancer and Organ failure.

We are a charity and we have to raise £9.1 million of the £11.6 million we need this year to continue providing our services free of charge. Just 20% of our funding comes from the NHS. We rely on donations and support from our local communities.

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