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Relaxing on the beach

How to switch off from work whilst on holiday

It can be challenging to get everything done before you go on holiday, but it’s important to learn how to switch off while you are away. Our Director of Wellbeing, Richard Holmes, shares his top tips on how to help you rest, relax and enjoy yourself on holiday

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Helen Wilson

Helen's 'gift of life' takes her to the Games

Double transplant recipient Helen Wilson discusses her amazing story that led her to take part in the Westfield Health British Transplant Games.

Construction worker

7 of the most shocking health and wellbeing facts

The health and wellbeing of employees is directly linked to their productivity. A happy and healthy workforce is a more productive workforce. But you shouldn't just take our word for it. We've pulled together seven of the most surprising health and wellbeing stats to show why it should be your top priority.

What is presenteeism and how can you spot the signs in your staff?

What is presenteeism and how can you spot the signs in your staff?

Presenteeism has tripled over the last 10 years according to the CIPD. Yet the percentage of organisations taking steps to discourage presenteeism has halved since 2016. So whilst 86% of employers reported observing presenteeism in their organisation during the last 12 months, only a quarter have actively taken steps to address the problem.

Physical Activity and Sport is a good wellbeing investment

Physical Activity and Sport is a good wellbeing investment

Physical Activity and Sport is a good wellbeing investment – and we can prove it Tim Copley – Director of Insight and Performance, London Sport

How to be an approachable manager: Top 5 tips
Richard Holmes, our Director of Wellbeing, discussed our recent health and wellbeing report with Sky News.

We believe in Well Beings

Richard Holmes, our Director of Wellbeing, discussed our recent health and wellbeing report with Sky News. Learn more about how employee wellbeing is moving up the corporate agenda.

National health research

Employers could do more to help the wellbeing of their employees - survey

Read about the results of our latest national survey, which investigates how working adults in the UK think wellbeing should be funded.

Breaking new ground on the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre

Breaking new ground on the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre

Earlier this week, the team and I were proud to welcome Sir Malcolm Grant, chair of NHS England, to mark the start of construction work on the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC).

World Sleep Day - are you getting a good quality night’s sleep?

World Sleep Day - are you getting a good quality night’s sleep?

World Sleep Day, organised by the World Sleep Society, is here again to celebrate sleep and highlight key issues relating to it, such as medicine, education, social aspects and driving.

Little pockets of positivity at Westfield Health

Little pockets of positivity at Westfield Health

Returning to work after the Christmas break is always tough, but we're taking it on with a few ‘little pockets of positivity’ to get you through to February.

Christmas survival guide: sleep

Christmas survival guide: How to sleep better

December is here and we’re socialising more, spending more, doing more, eating more - but sleeping less. It’s easy to get into the party mood and start burning the candle at both ends, working, partying, shopping and planning the perfect Christmas. Westfield Health’s tips on how to get quality sleep over the festive period.

Christmas survival guide: stress

Christmas survival guide: Coping with stress

Underneath the glistening tinsel, carefully wrapped gifts and turkey basting, Christmas can be the root cause of a lot of stress for many people. So we’ve put together our top tips on how to not let stress get the better of you during the Christmas build up.

Christmas survival guide: eat well

Christmas survival guide: How to eat well

What springs to mind when you think about Christmas? Presents? Sleigh bells? Tinsel? But what’s the thing we all look forward to the most? You guessed it - the food!

Christmas survival guide: how to keep active

Christmas survival guide: How to keep active

The Christmas build up has begun and in the middle of the never ending to do list, finding time to exercise can be a challenge.

The changing healthcare landscape and how we’re evolving

The changing healthcare landscape and how we’re evolving.

The National Health Service turns 70 in 2018, and Westfield Health celebrates reaching 100 the following year. I've been doing some reading on how these venerable institutions started, and how they've evolved over the years to meet the changing healthcare needs of a population that's ageing and growing.

How to achieve a great night's sleep
University student studying

How a health cash plan can support university students

Although starting university is an exciting milestone, there are lots of challenges facing students leaving home for the first time. Read about how a health cash plan can help support students at university.

Health and wellbeing week

Health and wellbeing, what’s the point?

It’s been really great to see health and wellbeing being celebrated across Great Britain this week, with millions of employees taking part in activities to enhance people’s understanding of health and wellbeing at home, work and in everyday life.

Runners in Norfolk Park

How to exercise more effectively

It’s National Fitness Day, which aims to celebrate the role physical activity plays across the UK and be the most active day of the year. Here Anouska Carter discusses how to exercise more effectively.