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Staff Wellbeing

We understand the people are at the very heart of what we do. It is vital to our ethos, aims and mission that our staff are happy and feel supported in their workplace. We therefore are continually working on a robust staff wellbeing offer for everyone in our family. This includes a free counselling service, and specialist materials via our Occupational Health partners. 

As part of that offer, we also release regular wellbeing resources to all our staff via subscription and our staff intranet. We are pleased to share some of those resources with you below.

Oasis Wellbeing Resources

First page of the PDF file: 1Introduction

An introduction to our wellbeing resources, this first one talks about checking in with yourself and taking some time to evaluate how you are getting on in different aspects of your life. 

First page of the PDF file: 2TakingTime

Its not often that we take time to intentionally slow down. Even on holiday we sometimes go full steam. Here are some tips on taking some time. 

First page of the PDF file: 3COVID19Resource1

The first of our COVID19 series of wellbeing resources we are sharing tips to manage wellbeing, how to understand your symptoms and some recipes for the store cupboard.

First page of the PDF file: 4COVID-19Resource2-Bottomofthepool

Do you ever get that feeling in life, like when you are swimming and the panic sets in when you realise how deep the waters are? We discuss 3 simple actions that can help you find the bottom of the pool. 

First page of the PDF file: 5COVID-19Resource3-Timeforacuppa

When was the last time you had a cuppa with your friends or family? Here are some top tips for getting that lockdown interaction you need. 

First page of the PDF file: 6COVID-19Resource4-LivingWellinLockdown

Let's face it, lockdown is no fun - but it doesn't mean you can't live well. Here are some little things to help make lockdown easier. 

First page of the PDF file: 7COVID-19Resource5-ExpandyourVirtualHorizons

Looking for activities to do that you're missing from life outside of lockdown? Find out about museum tours, theatre at home or cameras of your favourite places in this week's resource. 

First page of the PDF file: 8COVID-19Resource6-LeaningintotheStruggle

This week we explore lament, and the concept of leaning into the struggle. How does this relate to hope? Find out more in the attached resource. 

First page of the PDF file: 9COVID-19Resource7-HopefulfortheothersideofCOVID19

Continuing our exploration of hope, we discuss what it means to not give up and to use resolve, humour and care to see us through difficult times. 

First page of the PDF file: 10COVID-19Resource8-Relaxation

In need of some relaxation? In this week's resource, we link you to a great video for using muscle relaxation to support positive mental wellbeing. 

First page of the PDF file: 11COVID-19Resource9-Guiltadifferentperspective

What does 'guilt' mean to you? What does it mean to you in the context of COVID-19? We are discussing what affect feeling guilt can have on us, and how we can use it as a gift for a better tomorrow. 

First page of the PDF file: 12COVID-19Resource10-MovingandRhythmBeingWatchfulBeingMindful_1

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us have been moving more, going for walks or taking up home exercise. Whilst this is great for our health, we explore the benefits of taking it slow and being intentionally mindful. 

First page of the PDF file: 13COVID-19Resource11-SummerRecipes

With the beautiful weather gracing our skies, many of us are starting to feel in the mood for summer, and perhaps some new and exciting meals options! We've put together 5 great recipes perfect for the summer months. 

First page of the PDF file: 14COVID-19Resource12-LiftingourGaze

How does the anger we feel link with our ability to forgive others or even ourselves? In this resource, we talk about how lifting our gaze and seeing the detail as well as the bigger picture can be helpful in recognising things in ourselves.  

First page of the PDF file: 15COVID-19Resource13-Doinggooddoesusgood

Do you ever feel good after doing something for someone else? Even if it is the smallest act of kindness - one you might think nothing of? This week we talk about what we can do for others and the helpers high. Doing good does us good. 

First page of the PDF file: 16COVID-19Resource14-Boostingteammorale

Many of us are in positions at the moment where we aren't seeing our teammates as much as we used to, but it's important to try to stay connected with one another on a personal level as well as work. Here are 8 ways you can boost team morale and keep a sense of team. 

First page of the PDF file: 17COVID-19Resource15-FindingtheJoy

When it feels like the world around you is struggling, it can be hard to find joy, which will have a huge impact on our wellbeing. So how can we re-capture those little moments that bring warmth to our hearts or a smile to our faces

First page of the PDF file: 18COVID-19Resource16-TheNewNormal

We've been on an incredible journey as a nation, and as a world, but how do we find a new normal? And how do we find peace with what that might be?

First page of the PDF file: 19COVID-19Resource17-TheWellbeingChecklist

Have a go and see how you are doing against the wellbeing checklist! 

First page of the PDF file: 20Itsallaboutrhythm

We all know rhythm in the context of music, or the transition of seasons and weathers throughout the year, even birdsong - but what role does rhythm play in terms of our wellbeing?

First page of the PDF file: 21TakingStock

This month we have been talking about rhythm, and what it means to get a pattern of behaviour or sense of 'flow' throughout the week. This week's resource takes a focus on evaluating the aspects of your life that you value, and taking stock of how much time and energy you're really putting into them. 

Download a copy of the document to fill in the worksheet with your own values/helpful activities.

First page of the PDF file: 23Losingrythmfeelingstressed

As we move into another month, and continue to find ourselves in a fluctuating state of uncertainty with the pandemic, we are going to be taking a focus on managing stress. In this first article, we explore why you might experience stress, and helpful ways to alleviate it. 

First page of the PDF file: 24EatingwellforImmunity

With the Winter months coming in, we are exploring how food can help us with immunity to common colds and flu. Find out what you could be eating and some great recipes here. 

First page of the PDF file: 25Capturingthemoment

You've heard it before - photographs are powerful storytellers; a picture can say a thousand words. But it's true. Photography is not only a great way to manage stress and anxiety, through mindfulness and patience, but also a great outlet to express how you are and what you're feeling at the point in time. 

We want to invite you to share your photos with us.