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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.

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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.

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Why We're Supporting Sleep Week

This week is Sleep Week, and The Children’s Sleep Charity are drawing attention to the lack of support given to parents to help children and young adults get the sleep they need. James Wilson writes about how children's sleep is the key to a restful night.

A student leaving for University

Supporting your child at university has never been so important

Up to two thirds of students are dropping out in the first year at some of the UK's biggest universities, according to recent reports. Learn how you can better support your child at university.

Mark Tompkinson

Mark's gift of life

This week we’re proudly supporting Organ Donation Week. To highlight just how life-changing transplantation can be, we spoke to Mark Tompkinson, a dad from Sheffield who had ten organs removed and six replaced through transplants.

Helen’s phenomenal ‘Gift of Life’ and the Games 2017

Helen’s phenomenal ‘Gift of Life’ and the Games 2017

During Organ Donation Week, double transplant recipient Helen Wilson speaks about the Westfield Health British Transplant Games 2017 and why it is so important to raise awareness of the phenomenal ‘Gift of Life’.

Brush your teeth

What is a health cash plan and why do I need one?

Dental check-ups and treatment, contact lenses, glasses… do you pay for these regularly? A health cash plan is a fantastic and affordable way to claim money back towards these essential health costs. Find out more now!

Transplant games medalist

The Games: Days Three & Four

Highlights from days three & four of the 2017 Westfield Health British Transplant Games

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The Games: Day Two

The secrets of sleep dream team

The importance of sleep

Our Sleep Ambassador, James Wilson, is about to appear on our screens in an upcoming TV documentary series. The Secrets of Sleep, airs on Wednesday the 21st June at 10pm on More4.

Walking Lunch 2017 has come to a close
Walking Lunch 2017

Why walking briskly has brilliant benefits for your health

For National Walking Month, Rob Copeland - Professor of Physical Activity and Health at The Centre for Sport & Exercise Science, Sheffield Hallam University - talks about the major health benefits that you can gain from just 10 minutes of brisk walking per day.

The Big Westfield Health Sleep Survey

The Big Westfield Health Sleep Survey

We’re on a mission to help improve our staff’s sleep health. We want our people to be the very best they can be, both when at work and in their daily life too.

Insurance that relieves NHS waiting lists

Insurance that relieves NHS waiting lists

Waiting for surgery can be a long and stressful time, and increasing waiting lists can cause increased stress and anxiety and the possibility of a worsening condition. Hospital treatment insurance gives you the peace of mind that if you ever require medical treatment or surgery, you can bypass potentially lengthy NHS waiting lists by opting to be treated privately.

Sleep

Sleep 101

The first part of my work with Westfield Health was delivering some sleep 101 workshops for staff members who had self-referred. The basis of the sessions was to give a basic understanding of sleep, as well as general but effective advice on how to sleep better.

Westfield Defibrillator Saves Another Life

Westfield Defibrillator Saves Another Life

Emma Scott, Community Defibrillation Officer with the Yorkshire Ambulance Service, talks about the vital work she has done with Westfield Health to install over 100 Automated External Defibrillators across Yorkshire.

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Sleep and mental health – what comes first?

James Wilson, AKA the Sleep Geek, shares his thoughts on the link between a good night's sleep and mental health.

Westfield Health & The Sleep Geek

Why I’m working with Westfield Health

I’m really excited to be working with Westfield Health as their Sleep Ambassador; helping their staff to sleep better and, in a wider context, helping their customers to sleep better too. I’m going to be blogging regularly about all things sleep related so it seemed natural that my first blog should be about why I wanted to work with Westfield Health.

Steve and his mum

Steve Purdham's Top Tips for Entrepreneurs

Steve Purdham, founder and inventor of 3Rings UK, a smartplug designed to help families care for their elderly or vulnerable relatives living independently at home, gives his top tips for entrepreneurs looking to start their own business.

Winning

Winning investment for employee health and wellbeing

Last week we hosted a roundtable discussion at the EB Connect Conference in London: 'How to win the business case to invest in employee health and wellbeing'. Our Head of HR Fiona Lowe discusses the key findings.