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Staff Activities

Tommy’s Talk – Kindness and What Matters To You

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As part of the ‘Creating Connections’ theme for July, the Health and Wellbeing Group is excited to have Tommy Whitelaw from Alliance visit NHS Golden Jubilee to deliver his 1-hour talk on ‘Kindness and What Matters to you’.

Tommy’s talk takes you on a personal journey; from his experience of becoming a full-time carer overnight for his mum Joan who had Vascular Dementia, to the obstacles and challenges they faced in isolation to the interactions they had throughout their caring journey that made a difference to their health and wellbeing.

Taking the key messages of the Dementia Carer Voices ‘You Can Make A Difference’ campaign, the ‘What Matters To You?’, Intelligent Kindness movement and Chief Nursing Officer for Scotland’s vision, his talk aims to empower individuals across all roles and sectors to reflect on how they can make a difference through their practice.

There is no need to book, you can turn up on the day to hear this emotional journey, which helps give healthcare workers perspective and value to the work you do.

Staff are also welcome to pop along for a coffee and a chat out with the 1-hour talk slots for the face-to-face dates.



Location / venue

Time (1-hour talk slots)


7 July, 2022

Training room 4, Research Institute

8.30am/12pm/3pm *


8 July, 2022

Training room 4, Research Institute

12pm/3pm/6pm *


11 July, 2022

Training room 4, Research Institute

10am/1pm/4pm *

*Staff are invited to drop in and chat, grab a drink and a biscuit throughout the day (out with the 1-hour talk slots)


21 July 2022

Virtual via MS Teams


Contact Lisa Walsh for links to MS Teams sessions.


National Walking Month

Join us on the Kilpatrick Hills

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May is National Walking Month and our Health and Wellbeing Group is organising a hill walk for staff.

The route chosen is the Kilpatrick and The Slacks Circular, which is 9.2km, taking around 2 hours 46 minutes to complete.

It is a moderate hike, which is perfect for beginners looking to try hillwalking for the first time, or a good starter walk for more experienced walkers who may want to wander further on the day as there’s potential for a longer walk in the local hills that overlook the Golden Jubilee.

Click this link to view details of the route, which has stunning views above the Erskine Bridge, along the River Clyde towards Glasgow in the east and over to Loch Lomond to the west.

Route description: This route takes in great views on a clear day overlooking Glasgow and the Clyde to the south, as well as the mountains of the southern Highlands to the north if the weather is in your favour. Parts of this trail can become very muddy and slippery in wet weather, especially the descent from the Slacks.

There will be experienced walkers in the group on the day, but if you are a beginner, please check the safety advice on this link on what clothing to wear and how to prepare for a walk on the hills.

The walk will begin at 9am on Saturday 28 May from the Kilpatrick Braes Car Park off Station Road, Kilpatrick.

See starting point on map

Bring a sandwich and plenty of water/fluids.

Click this link for a map of the route

To register your interest for the Kilpatrick and The Slacks Circular walk, and/or any future hillwalking events, please email or forward any queries to Scott McAngus.


30-Day Stress Busting Challenge

Want to know how stressed you are, and how to combat stress?

Our 30-Day Stress Busting Challenge, adapted from Stress Management Society, encourages you to pick one action each for your Physical, Mental and Emotional wellbeing to carry out every day during the month of April.

It takes 30 days to turn actions into habits and you can also try and add actions for your social and spiritual wellness. The challenge will maximise your chances of turning useful knowledge and techniques into positive behavioural change.

Check out the Challenge on the link below.

30-Day Stress Busting Challenge image.jpg   Download the Hints and Tips for what you can do over the month

Volunteers wanted

As part of the Health and Wellbeing Group’s theme of ‘Exercise Relieves Stress’ for the month of April, the group is looking for anyone taking on this challenge to record and report their progress.

The group would like to monitor stress levels among colleagues for health and wellbeing purposes and, if necessary, help staff receive any additional support they may need.

30-Day Stress Calendar.png   Download this calendar to keep track of your progress

For more information, or if you are taking part and would like to monitor your results with the Health and Wellbeing Group, contact sharon.docherty@gjnh.scot.nhs.uk, or on extension 5436.

If you feel you need additional help on stress management or mental health issues, visit the Mental Health page.


Staff healthy food recipes

 lentil-soup.jpg  David Wilson's Lentil soup




 Step into Christmas Challenge

Step into Christmas web image.jpgThe Physical Health Group organised a Board-wide healthy activity in November 2021, which almost 200 staff took part in with fantastic results. Click on the weeks to see the progess of each of the teams and individuals' results as they racked up the miles in their challenges.

The Challenge

Go to this Sway


Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4


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