Derbyshire has been chosen to receive Wellbeing Funding as part of the thank you from NHSE to  Opticians/ Dentist and Pharmacists.

All offers are open  to any member of a team who works in an Optical practice.

In addition, you have a dedicated Wellbeing Lead- Lesley Parkinson, Wellbeing Guardian for Optical, who can be contacted at

She and the rest of the team can provide specialist support/ information, eg can speak at staff training sessions, can organise wellbeing activities for your team or support you to do this.

Counselling services, book clubs, runs etc are possible.

There  is access to HR/ Occupational health and any other support you feel you or  your team might need.

In addition if you have a team member who might want to support this initiative for your team, group of practices etc please contact Lesley, as there are lots of volunteer roles with training available.


1/10/23 Latest Events:

Here is the  October newsletter, to help  support you and your teams. Within the letter, there is a link to a timetable of activities  for you and your team to access. Please print and  email the newsletter so all your optical team can access the information. It is open to anyone who works in your practise. They do not have to be qualified. Primary Care Wellbeing October newsletter


JUCD Wellbeing Roadshow 2023

Workplace Health and Wellbeing – offer

EDI Lunch and Learn Empower Hour POSTER

Wellbeing November – Mental Health

Wellbeing Webinars Oct – December JUCD

 Latest news: 

March’s Primary Care Wellbeing Newsletter has landed, packed full of information on Physical activity and how to become a ‘greener’ NHS. To view the newsletter, please click HERE!

If you can print copies off and give to your colleagues- please do so

To subscribe to our monthly wellbeing newsletters, please complete this quick form and remember to ask colleagues to sign up too- Wellbeing Newsletter!

Optical Wellbeing does have a dedicated fund for Wellbeing activities. If you are interested in having an activity for your team, please contact me at usual email. email address.

.Lesley Parkinson

Optical Wellbeing Lead- Derbyshire

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