Health and Wellbeing room supports staff

NHS staff who work in mental health and learning disability services in North Lincolnshire, who feel overwhelmed by the Coronavirus situation, have been given additional support in the form of a newly developed Health and Wellbeing Room.

The room which is also known as the ‘Wobble Room’ was introduced by Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust’s (RDaSH) to boost the resilience of its staff.

Located at Meridian House, Normanby Road in Scunthorpe the new Health and Wellbeing room offers a safe space for staff to retreat to and collect their thoughts before returning to their workplace.

The room was set up by the RDaSH Health and Wellbeing Team, together with Jane Sayner, Lead Occupational Therapist, Dr Kerry Sheldon, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Dr Gemma Forshaw, Clinical Psychologist. The art work in the room was created by Imogen Sheldon aged 9.

The room is filled with health and wellbeing ‘pick me up’ information and leaflets. There are also relaxation fragrances, a massage chair, light refreshments and self-help web-based resources to help them feel more positive during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Kathryn Singh, RDaSH Chief Executive, said: “Sometimes we all need a place to go to when things become too much. Coming to terms with what is happening around us during this pandemic is very challenging. Having this room provides our colleagues with a place where they can go to and find some quiet time when they feel worried or overwhelmed. I want to thank everyone involved in setting up this new room up.”

RDaSH has opened another Health and Wellbeing Room for its North Lincolnshire staff at Great Oaks on Ashby Road, Scunthorpe.

(Left to right) Dr Kerry Sheldon, Consultant Clinical Psychologist; Wendy Fisher, Interim Care Director; and Vicky Clare, Interim Associate Nurse Director

(Left to right) Dr Kerry Sheldon, Consultant Clinical Psychologist; Wendy Fisher, Interim Care Director; and Vicky Clare, Interim Associate Nurse Director