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Scottish Ballet teams up with Scottish Government and NHS Scotland to offer wellbeing movement workshops to frontline staff

© Andy RossScottish ballet is offering movement and breath workshops to frontline care workers dealing with Coronavirus and the stresses that come with it.
Scottish ballet is offering movement and breath workshops to frontline care workers dealing with Coronavirus and the stresses that come with it.

Scottish Ballet has partnered with NHS Scotland and the Scottish Government to deliver online workshops to help Coronavirus frontline workers with mental wellbeing.

Health at Hand opens NHS Scotland’s Focus on Wellbeing programme, with more than 1100 staff signed up to participate in the sessions.

The programme aims to energise staff and alleviate the pressures that frontline workers face, through movement and breath.

Addressing the physical and mental stress for those working in the NHS and social care services, Scottish Ballet has created a series of 10-minute videos titled Energise, Rejuvenate, Relaxation (for the start, middle and end of shifts, respectively).

For staff experiencing trauma and more stressful situations, a longer, 20-minute Restore session is available.

CEO/Artistic Director of Scottish Ballet, Christopher Hampson, said: “At Scottish Ballet, the importance of connecting with our communities continues to drive the work that we do, as we share our passion and the positive benefits of dance to all.

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“We are committed to using our skills and expertise to deliver dance and movement to our communities, and are delighted to continue collaborating with Scottish Government and NHS Scotland to deliver sessions for those who are positioned on the frontline in Scotland.”

The Scottish Government’s Mental Health Minister, Clare Haughey, said: “We are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of health and social care staff and have taken immediate action to provide support while they respond to the pandemic.

“We are also working to build a sustainable culture that will continue to prioritise staff wellbeing in the future.

“That is why we supported Scottish Ballet to deliver a Focus on Wellbeing programme for our health and social care workforce, and unpaid carers.

“Their Restore sessions programme will offer a creative outlet to help alleviate stress and are a great way for people to learn how dance techniques can enhance personal wellbeing.”


For more information on the programmes available at Scottish Ballet, visit:
https://www.scottishballet.co.uk/