Development and evaluation of an educational training package to promote health and wellbeing

Emily Gartshore, Lydia Briggs, Holly Blake

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supporting the health and wellbeing of healthcare employees is a national priority in the UK.

to design, deliver and evaluate an educational package to promote health and wellbeing for nurses and midwives.

an online training package was developed and administered in two ways: online (HAWN-online) or in a face-to-face workshop (HAWN-contact). A mixed methods evaluation was used to assess usability and acceptability of HAWN training.

316 nurses, midwives and students completed the online training package and 16 participants attended the workshop. HAWN-online significantly increased knowledge in core areas of workplace health and wellbeing. Nurses and midwives valued online and face-to-face delivery but found there were barriers to attendance at workshops. Participants advocated that training in workplace health should be mandatory for all frontline staff.

employers should take steps to promote staff wellbeing through HAWN training, and address barriers to accessing workplace health training or supportive services.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1182-1186
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Journal of Nursing
Issue number1
Early online date23 Nov 2017
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Healthy lifestyle
  • Patient care
  • Occupational health
  • Wellbeing
  • Research


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