Making the link between staff and service-user health
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Making the link between staff and service-user health

Josephine Poole Clinical nurse consultant, South Eastern Sydney Local Health District, Keeping the Body in Mind, The Maroubra Centre, Maroubra, New South Wales, Australia
Elisa Rossimel Accredited practising dietitian, South Eastern Sydney Local Health District, Keeping the Body in Mind, The Maroubra Centre, Maroubra, New South Wales, Australia
Hamish Fibbins Accredited exercise physiologist, South Eastern Sydney Local Health District, Keeping the Body in Mind, The Maroubra Centre, Maroubra, New South Wales, Australia

This article describes the introduction of a staff health programme designed to create a shift in culture in a mental health service towards the inclusion of physical health. The 16-week programme offered staff cardiometabolic health assessments and interventions, including individual sessions with specialist staff, with goal setting around diet, exercise and sleep. Staff were reviewed after the programme and provided qualitative feedback. The article also outlines the feasibility of including a similar programme in other mental health services.

Mental Health Practice. doi: 10.7748/mhp.2018.e1279

Citation

Poole J, Rossimel E, Fibbins H (2018) Making the link between staff and service-user health. Mental Health Practice. doi: 10.7748/mhp.2018.e1279

Peer review

This article has been subject to external double-blind review and has been checked for plagiarism using automated software

Correspondence

jo.jo.1@hotmail.co.uk

Conflict of interest

None declared

Published online: 07 June 2018

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