Physical Activity Opportunities
Listen below to hear about the benefits of being active and resources available for Staff
B Active and B well – Donna Rooney: https://youtu.be/z7G2dJ4sOhE
Find out more about the role of Sustrans – the walking, wheeling and cycling charity
Fuel Your Journey – Sustrans: https://youtu.be/UvS7c5sG07U
Maps to explore green spaces in East and West Belfast
Kick Start your journey towards a fitter, healthier you by using some of these great tools.
Diabetes Type2 Physical Activity Referral Programme is a free 12 week programme of physical activity delivered in a range of leisure and community facilities across Belfast.
Cardiac Rehab Phase IV Programme is a 12 week circuit based program.
Here4U is a health and wellbeing initiative for Trust staff designed to help staff feel more valued by Belfast Trust and also give everyone the opportunity for exercise, relaxation and enjoyment.
Here4U offers an extensive range of free activities and events to staff, to address physical, emotional and mental health and wellbeing. The steering group is chaired by Chaplin Derek Johnston and administration by the Health Improvement Team with members from HR, Arts in Health, Bereavement Coordinator, Health and Safety, Staff Care and others.
Activities are launched in September, January and April each year. We regularly evaluate the activities we offer, and consistently hear that staff have found the different activities and events very informative, great fun, good for mental & physical wellbeing and enhance a sense of individual and corporate value and belonging.
The Range of Weekly Classes includes;
- Boxing & Choir
- Tabata & Dance
- Football & Guitar Lessons
- Photography & Pilates
- Yoga & Zumba
- Other one off events
For more information on the Here4U programme please click here
For queries contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here 4 U have also developed a comprehensive support booklet for staff
This booklet contains a wide range of health and wellbeing support services available to staff – ranging from bereavement to cancer to Trade Union support.
Check out #DoingOurBit and enjoy free workouts at home
Our staff are our greatest asset and we want to support them to stay active, feel good and have fun with their family.
We know that getting to the gym and enjoying regular exercise has been more difficult due to the lockdown and ongoing public health regulations. That’s why we’re delighted to announce that our staff can now access DoingOurBit – a free online fitness platform which offers an exclusive range of workouts from yoga to HIIT training, family fitness to relaxation sessions. Every workout has been donated by a qualified instructor exclusively for health and social care staff.
Not only is the #DoingOurBit platform an ideal way to get active, it carries no cost to staff. There is a variety of options so everyone is bound to find something they enjoy from their comfort of their own home.
To find out more watch our video about the initiative.
Staff can access #DoingOurBit by registering with their Belfast Trust email address at https://www.fit4thefight.org/nhs-members-area
Live workout sessions with PT Stephen Breenan for people with autism and their families. To access these workouts please click here: Autism NI | Facebook
Workouts are saved under video section and can revisit them in your own time.
Do you sit at a desk all day?
Does your 9 to 5 leave no time for structured exercise …?
Staying healthy at work is easier than you might think. Try building the following desk-based exercises into your working day:
14 Minute Gentle Stretching Session:
5 Minute Desk Yoga Video: