The success of the wellbeing excellence programme has enabled us to share our expertise and knowledge beyond the confines of the organisation. A number of public sector organisations are now working with us to support their own wellbeing programme.
As a result we now have partners in four public sector areas; local authority, healthcare, higher education and further education. This extends the reach of the programme to include over 120,000 staff and students.
At a more specialist level, we have a number of centres that are aligned to and support the excellence programme. Carnegie Weight Management has provided support for children and families for a number of years, running weight management camps over the summer period and working with Primary Care Trusts across the region. Our Centre for Men’s Health has developed a joint venture with NHS and other partners to provide resources and support for men’s health issues – Tackling Men’s Health. Activities have included events at Leeds Rhinos matches and the publication of a Haynes manual to the Yorkshire Man. Led by Professor Alan White, this centre is long-established and has a significant reputation across the NHS, HE and the region.
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