Health Champion Emma Dixon highlights the Pause Pod

The UMatter Team

Emma highlighted the pause pod created at Ashleigh House by the Mental Health Team to help support staff's health and wellbeing. 



Staff are welcome to use the Pause Pod when you need to Pause, Rest and Replenish


This area can be used before, during or after the working day. It is a quiet space where you may like to access some self-care resources or just sit quietly.


In the pod is a notice telling staff that it  is important that they attend to their  basic needs. On the desks there are some light refreshments which staff are welcome to enjoy. There is also a space for completing mindful colouring. This can be a great way to focus your attention.           


Staff are also invited to make a contribution to the positive messages rainbow board. It may helpful to think of kind or compassionate words or phrases that you might say to a loved one, a colleague or yourself, or inspiring or hopeful quotes.


A number of posters and leaflets have been added to the wall and staff are encouraged to take photos of these. These resources will be added to as new ones are developed.