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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.

Sleeping Child

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

British transplant games flag

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.