Timetabled Activities to Promote Wellbeing

Our Wellbeing Survey findings revealed an increased demand from colleagues to support social connections, to help combat feelings of isolation.

Taking part in a Wellbeing Timetabled activity can be a great way to meet new colleagues, learn new skills and improve your physical, mental and emotional health.

Your Wellbeing Timetable includes a wealth of weekly in-person physical activity sessions which help to improve mood and fitness and promote social wellbeing.

Mondays: Salsa Dancing from 4.45pm – 6pm at Kingsway Hospital Derby, Yoga 5.15pm – 6pm at Royal Derby Hospital, Pilates 6pm -7pm at Chesterfield Royal Hospital

Tuesdays: Table Tennis Club from 5pm – 7pm at Royal Derby Hospital, Zumba Fitness 5.15pm – 6pm at Ilkeston Hospital

Wednesdays: Zumba 5.15pm – 6pm at Royal Derby Hospital

Thursdays: Women’s Football 6pm – 7pm at Littleover School, Hatha Yoga 5.15pm – 6.15pm at Chesterfield Royal Hospital

Fridays: Running Club 12pm – 12.30pm at Royal Derby Hospital


Can’t make an in-person session?

We also deliver a series of virtual sessions to support colleagues across the system. The team works hard to build a sense of community in our online sessions, encouraging a sense of social wellbeing for participants. The following virtual sessions help to promote physical and social wellbeing:

Mondays: Legs, Bums & Tums 1pm-1.30pm, Zumba 6.30pm – 7pm

Tuesdays: Fitness Boost 7.30am – 8am, Bodyweight Circuits 1pm – 1.30pm, Beginners Yoga 6.30pm – 7pm, Legs, Bums & Tums 6.30pm – 7pm

Wednesdays: Menopause Yoga 8am – 8.30am, Pilates 5pm – 5.30pm

Thursdays: Kettlebells 7.30am – 8am, Yoga 12.30pm – 1pm, Back Care Pilates 1pm-1.30pm, Funky Disco 5pm – 5.30pm

Fridays: Full Body Workout 8.30am – 9am


All our activity clubs are FREE for colleagues to join, and bookings can be made via the team’s easy online booking platform > https://bookwhen.com/jucdwellbeing


Table Tennis Hard Bat Tournament – for those interested in table tennis, entries are now open for our hard bat scratch table tennis singles and doubles tournament.

Taking place on Tuesday 16th April at 5.30pm at RDH, the tournament is open for all colleagues/volunteers.

Entry fee is £3 for singles and £2 for doubles, which includes light refreshments, trophies and prizes.

Closing date for entries is on Friday 5th April 2024.

For more information about the tournament. Please email: uhdb.tabletennisclub@nhs.net

Studies have shown that becoming involved in charitable events/activities is another way to help promote wellbeing, increasing feelings of self-esteem and social connection, whilst also providing a sense of purpose by giving back to the community.

Derby & Burton Hospitals Charity have a fantastic range of events coming up, a chance to meet other colleagues whilst also helping to raise funds to support patients and staff in our hospitals.

For those interested in running, you can enter a range of organised running events to support Derby and Burton Hospitals Charity:

Donnington Inflatable events – 2.5K, 5k, 10k or 15k – Saturday 13th April

Derby Half Marathon – Sunday 30th June

Chester Marathon – Sunday 6th October

Carsington Water 10K – Saturday 26th October

Run Alton Towers Resort races – Kids race, 5k, 10k – Sat 16th and Sun 17th November

Amsterdam Marathon – Sunday 20th October

Santa Run at Markeaton Park – Sunday 8th December

Additional events you can get involved with to support Derby & Burton Hospitals Charity include:

Tandem Skydive – Saturday 18th May

Derby Cathedral Abseil – Saturday 17th August

Find out more information about Derby & Burton Hospitals Charity’s organised events here or email: uhdb.charity@nhs.net

If you need help with your wellbeing or to find out more about the wellbeing support available, visit the JUCD Wellbeing Homepage