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

Gartshore, Emily; Briggs, Lydia; Blake, Holly


Emily Gartshore

Lydia Briggs

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Professor of Behavioural Medicine


Background: Supporting the health and wellbeing of healthcare employees is a UK national priority.
Aims: To design, deliver and evaluate an educational package to promote health and wellbeing for nurses and midwives
Methods: 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. Findings: 316 nurses, midwives and students completed the online training package. 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 raised barriers to attendance at workshops. Participants advocated that training in workplace health should be mandatory for all frontline staff.
Conclusions: Employers should take steps to promote staff wellbeing through HAWN training, and address barriers to accessing workplace health training or supportive services.


Gartshore, E., Briggs, L., & Blake, H. (2018). Development and evaluation of an educational training package to promote health and wellbeing. British Journal of Nursing, 26(21),

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Oct 1, 2017
Online Publication Date Nov 23, 2017
Publication Date 2018-09
Deposit Date Oct 30, 2017
Publicly Available Date Nov 23, 2017
Journal British Journal of Nursing
Print ISSN 0966-0461
Electronic ISSN 0966-0461
Publisher Mark Allen Healthcare
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 26
Issue 21
Keywords Healthy lifestyle, Patient care, Occupational health, Wellbeing, Research
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Additional Information This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in British Journal of Nursing, copyright © MA Healthcare, after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see


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