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NHS staff set to take on running challenge

A large group of smiley NHS staff wearing orange running shirts

Staff from Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust are gearing up to participate in Worcester City Runs this Sunday.

Signed up to the 10K and half marathon, around 100 NHS staff will don blue shirts as they run this weekend to raise awareness of local mental health support and to promote the career opportunities on offer in the NHS.

The Trust, which employees over 4,500 staff is the main provider of mental health and learning disability services in both counties, and delivers community hospitals, neighbourhood teams and community nursing services across Worcestershire.

Winsom Robotham, Associate Director of Primary Care and Community Mental Health Services said, "Free run places is just one of the many things on offer in our extensive staff wellbeing package. The benefits of regular exercise are closely linked to our mental health and overall wellbeing, and we’re delighted to have so many staff participating in the event this year.

"In addition to our runners, we are hosting a stand where participants and spectators can find out about local mental health services and how to access support. There will also be information on current job and career opportunities at the Trust.

"We would love for everyone to come down on Sunday and show their support".

The Trust’s Talking Therapies service, previously known as Healthy Minds, offers a range of confidential support to people across Herefordshire and Worcestershire. This includes online therapy and guides, groups and 1:1 support.

Anyone experiencing mental health difficulties is encouraged to visit their website to access self-help resources and self-refer for local mental health and wellbeing support.

If you’re interested in a career with the NHS, you can find more information about the many roles available on the Trust's dedicated careers website, here you can also find out about the Trust's staff wellbeing offer.

Pictured: Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust staff at the 2019 Worcester City Run.

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