Yoga4 NHS Staff

The Yoga4NHS programme is an evidence-based wellness and wellbeing course to equip staff with a toolkit of mind-body practices to reduce stress/anxiety, increase resilience and reduce burnout. The programme is accredited by the Royal College of General Practitioners, and builds on the success of the Yoga4Health social prescribing programme offered to patients, and was requested by healthcare leaders to support staff wellbeing and help to address the problem of high rates of sickness absence. Yoga4NHS has sustainability built into the programme by creating a network of cascade trainers of wellbeing practices that staff can share with each other. Yoga4NHS is a 6-week course of one-hour sessions delivered in-person in the workplace, or online. \

The next Yoga4NHS staff wellbeing programme is LIVE, online on Zoom and free of charge on Wednesday mornings at 9.30am. These classes are taking place monthly and are hosted by Yogamatters and delivered by Paul Fox, CEO of the Yoga In Healthcare Alliance and one of the creators of this programme.  We offer a catch-up service so that you can watch a recording of any missed classes. Completion of all 6 classes live or via the recordings entitles you to a Royal College of GPs-accredited certificate worth 6 hours of CPD (continuing professional development). Class dates are: 18th April; 16th May; 13th June; 18th July; 12th September. The gentle practice can be done in a chair or on a mat. To register for the course, click on this link and scroll to “Yoga4NHS staff wellbeing Regular Classes Live Series”.

To watch two minutes of NHS staff talking about the Yoga4NHS programme, click here

For a one-page information sheet about the programme click here Yoga4NHS staff wellbeing programme

NHS Commissioners – to get Yoga4NHS delivered in your area follow this link:  Funding Options for Yoga4NHS staff wellbeing programme