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St. Francis Social & Sports Club

Staff that are based at PRH have the opportunity to get involved with all the activities on offer at the St. Francis Social & Sports Club. Become a member for just £15 a year (or £1.25 per month) or just come along to the classes. To see a list of all the classes available for you to take part in, take a look at our

PRH Newsletter (left).


When & Where


13.00 -13.30 & 13:30 - 14:00

PRH Chapel

Contact Mark:

Mindfulness exercises are ways of paying attention to the present moment, using techniques like meditation, breathing, and yoga. Training helps people to become more aware of their thoughts, feelings, and body sensations so that instead of being overwhelmed by them, they a™re better able to manage them. Practising mindfulness can give more insight into emotions, boost attention and concentration, and improve relationships.


Not currently running due to COVID-19

Tap Dancing

When & Where

Thursdays 17.30 -18.15

Sussex House Lecture Theatre

£5 per session

Contact Michele:

Come along and try
something new!

Tap dancing can do more than teach you some new moves; it's also a fun way to help you lose weight and keep fit.

Classes are open to all BSUH

staff of all abilities.


Not currently running due to COVID-19


When & Where

Wednesdays  17.30 - 18.30
Thursdays 18.00 - 19.00

RSCH Chapel - £5 per session

Contact Celine to book your place


Tuesdays  17.30 - 18.30
Sussex House Lecture Theatre

£6 per session

Contact Laura to book your place

Not currently running

due to COVID-19

Hoping to return in January

​Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing - excellent exercise for all ages. Classes are open to all staff of all abilities.

You can also email Laura to request a 10 minute yoga demonstration in your department.


Not currently running due to COVID-19

Yoga PRH

When & Where


New PRH Yoga, starting:

Thursday 15th October
18:00 - 18:45

Wednesday 21st October 
18:00 - 18:45 

Monday 26th October
18:00 - 18:45

Tuesday 3rd November
18:00 - 18:45

PRH Chapel - Free

Contact Claire to book your place or call 07503473491

New Yoga classes are starting at PRH and are open to all BSUH staff. Classes will be ​from 18:00 - 18:45 in the PRH Chapel and will be held each week though the day may vary depending on Claire's rota. Classes will therefore be booked on a 4 week basis and you can check back here for the dates or email Claire to be put on a list to receive updates on upcoming classes. 

The First class starts on Thursday 15th October. 

Yoga Asana


Not currently running due to COVID-19

BSUH Hikers Society

When & Where

Hikes will take place

on every first Sunday of the month. They will set off usually around 10:00 though this will
vary depending on the location every month.

To find out when and where

the next hike will be contact


BSUH Hikers Society was created by Hamden and Esme as a way of offering staff a healthy and rewarding outlet where you can enjoy the great outdoors in the company of colleagues and friends. Working in a hospital can often mean we overlook our own health and wellbeing in the favour of caring for others, so we hope this group gives you the chance to escape from the chaos and enjoy a bit of ‘me’ time.

BSUH Hikers Society

Not currently running due to COVID-19


When & Where

Tuesdays 17:00 - 18:00

RSCH Chapel

Contact Charlie to book your place

Practical teaching and guided meditation, intended for everyone who is looking to learn to meditate and so to de-stress, re-orientate and refocus.

Everyone is welcome.

No previous experience necessary

- mystical or otherwise.  


Not currently running due to COVID-19


When & Where

Brighton Swim Centre is now open! 
Staff are now required to book a slot. To see available slots and
book click here.

St. Francis Swimming Pool is now open! Staff are now required to book a slot. To see available slots and book click here£3 per session with your NHS badge

Free swimming sessions at

Brighton Swimming Centre and discounted swimming sessions at St. Francis Swimming Pool. All NHS

staff are welcome, you just

need to bring your NHS ID

badge with you!

For more information contact Beth:

or click below:

Not currently running
due to COVID-19



When & Where

Saturdays 09:00

East Brighton Park

Free for everyone to join

For more information contact:


Bring a printed copy of your

barcode (request a reminder) in order to get a time - it's you

against the clock.

Parkrun is a 5km run that takes place every week and is entirely organised by volunteers. Everyone runs for their own enjoyment and it is open to everyone to join in, whatever your pace! Every week they grab a post Parkrun coffee in  un-used Dottie's Café. It's a space, not a cafe, so please bring along a flask and perhaps a cake to share!

Register once before your first run by clicking below:


Not currently running due to COVID-19

Wellbeing MOT

When & Where

MOT days take place at both

RSCH and PRH sites every few months. If you have any queries

or would like to be added to the waiting list please contact Beth:

To be eligible you must:

NOT already be being treated by your GP for heart disease, diabetes, stroke or kidney disease; and be aged 40-75 years old.

This is a free service that offers one-to-one sessions with Professional Advisors to help identify steps that you as an individual can take to facilitate changes you want to make.

The MOT sessions take about 30 to 50 minutes. To find more information on what is included in the sessions, click below:


Free Healthcheck (MOT)

Not currently running due to COVID-19


When & Where

Tuesdays 18:00 - 19:00

The Manor Sports Centre
(Next to A&E)

Roughly £4 per session but this is highly dependent on the numbers
of players on that particular week.

Contact Joseph: or call

ext. 62712 to be added to the distribution list

Looking for players to join the weekly football game at The
Manor Sports Centre, everyone

is welcome!

It is advised to change before arrival, no extravagant gear is needed. Expect to pay

around £4, but this is highly dependent on the numbers of players on that particular week.


Not currently running due to COVID-19

Occupational Health Physiotherapy

When & Where

Appointments are currently available and waiting times are typically under 4 weeks.

For those at Contact Carl: or

call ext. 62983

Or Visit our MSK Hub Page

Occupational Physiotherapists essentially look at the impact that your health may be having on your work or the impact work might be having on your health.

If you are experiencing a musculoskeletal disorder that is (or is likely to) impacting on your current work then you can self-refer.

Free Physiotherapy

DSE Eye Test

The Trust has a pre arranged agreement with Specsavers

to provide staff with a free

eyetest voucher.

In order to qualify for this the

staff member must be a 'user' as defined in the RM10 Display Screen Equipment policy (Section 4.7) and must have completed a RM10 F01 DSE Checklist & Risk Assessment within the last 12 months.

Once this is completed they can then apply for the voucher using

the Eye Test Application Form.

Free DSE Eye Test

NHS Community Choir

When & Where

Tuesdays during term time

17:30 - 18:30

RSCH Chapel

£3 per session

Contact Cara:

Come and be uplifted

by an hour of harmony

singing in this informal,

friendly and fun group.


Open to all BSUH staff

NHS Community Choir

Not currently running due to COVID-19

Knit and Natter

When & Where

Tuesdays 17:00 - 19:00

Returning Tuesday 29th September

Held virtually during COVID-19

Contact Joseph:

New to Knitting and would like to learn a new skill? You can learn to knit with round looms (guaranteed results) or you can bring your own needles if you are an experienced knitter/Crocheter. Knit yourself calm, share your ideas and expertise and have some fun!

This has now been expanded to include further crafts workshops such as pebble mandala painting, needle felted animals, make your own bobble hat and Christmas card making. 

Knit and Natter

Not currently running due to COVID-19

LGBTQ+ Network Activities

10 Pin bowling 

Contact Martin

Beach volleyball
Contact Rog

Film Club
Contact Alex

Contact Lesley

Paint pouring/craft
Contact Joe

Queer basketball
Contact Liv

Contact Dani

Sci-fi Group 
Contact James

Sea kayaking
Contact Lesley

The LGBTQ+ Network have a large number of activities open for all LGBTQ+ staff and allies in Brighton. To find out more information or to sign up, email the relevant contacts or
Nick Groves


To Sign up for the next events with the following groups, email Nick Groves:

  • Countryside Picnic (BYO)

  • Sea Swim

  • Sussex Downs Walk/Hike

  • Table Tennis (Indoor/Outdoor)

The following groups do not currently have a lead but if you are interested then email Nick Groves:

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Hula Hooping

When & Where

Wednesdays 17:30 - 18:30

Kaizen Suite, St. Mary's Hall

£6 per session

Contact Hayley: or

call ext. 64908

Never hula hooped before and want to learn how? Want to get

fit in the New Year while picking up a new fun skill? Or just a

place to de-stress, socialize

and have some fun?

Come and join us for our

weekly session of hula hooping!

No prior experience is required and the hula hoops are provided!

Hula Hooping

Not currently running due to COVID-19


When & Where

Brighton Zumba are holding virtual zumba classes via ZOOM! Prices range from £4 - £7 per class and take place 5 times a week with instructor Sherryn.
To find out more information and book your place, visit their website here.

Want a fun and funky way to trim and tone? Then come along to

our weekly Zumba Party!
It's a great way to get your

groove on, no matter how uncordinated you might feel! There are no mirrors, no judgement, and unintended

solos are always encouraged!
All you'll need are comfy clothes to dance in (shoes optional!) and

a drink to stay hydrated.

Hope to see you there!


Smoking Cessation

When & Where

Currently offering phone consultations due to Covid. Call Pharm@sea in Brighton on 01273523257 between the below times:

Mondays to Fridays

9.00am – 6.00pm

Saturdays 9.30am – 1.30pm 

To refer a patient please fill in the Stop Smoking Service referral form below and return it to the address on the form. Contact Anna:

or call ext. 7445

This is a flexible service, tailored to the needs of staff, outpatients and their relatives, and visitors attending RSCH. You attend an initial assessment (15-20 mins) with a qualified smoking cessation advisor. We help you to set a quit date and measure your carbon monoxide readings. You are then asked to return each week or fortnightly for a 5-10 minute consultation to discuss how you are getting on and to receive your nicotine products.

Smoking Cessation

Vivup Portal

Click the link below for more information and to sign up for
free with Vivup now.
Why not also check out the many other financial and mental wellbeing services they have available too.

BSUH are now Partnered with Vivup to offer staff even more benefits. Click on the link to sign up and get access to information and services to help improve
your physical wellbeing, such as: 


Physiotherapy and MSK
Exercise and fitness tips
Weight management tips
Better sleep advice and tips
Menopause Advice

Health Passport









If you need any help or have
any questions about the
passport, please email

The Health Passport is a new supportive tool for any staff that have long-term health conditions that may need to have a workplace or reasonable adjustment. The passport is voluntary and provides a structured way of having and recording meaningful conversations about health and adjustments between staff and their line manager or supervisor. 

Menopause Support


Useful and supportive links:

Menopause Cafés are currently paused due to COVID-19 but will resume once things have recovered more.

Going through the menopause can be a difficult and stressful time for staff. In order to make sure you have the support you need we have put together a useful Menopause Guide with tips and advice on managing the many effects it can have. We also hold Menopause Cafés in Brighton and Worthing in order to create a supportive culture where staff feel comfortable and able to talk about how it is affecting them, their friends, their families and their colleagues.

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NHS Fitness Studio

Click the link above and use the tabs at the top of their page to choose a workout.

These workouts have been created by fitness experts at InstructorLive and range from 10 to 45 minutes.

There are exercises to tone your absraise your heart rate, and tone your upper arms. You will also find workouts suitable for new mums, such as postnatal yoga, or health problems, such as Pilates for back pain.

When self-isolating and staying at home, it’s important to keep moving to maintain fitness and look after our mental health. The NHS Fitness Studio has everything you need to keep healthy when at home. Take your pick from 24 free instructor-led videos across our aerobics exercise, strength and resistance and pilates and yoga categories. These workouts have been created by fitness experts at InstructorLive and range from 10 to 45 minutes.


NHS Fitness Studio

Limited Mobility Exercises

Visit the following websites for more information or gentle physical activity ideas or why not try one of the Youtube workouts.

You don’t need to have full mobility to experience the health benefits of exercise. If injury, disability, illness, or weight problems have limited your mobility, there are still plenty of ways you can use exercise to boost your mood, ease depression, relieve stress and anxiety, enhance your self-esteem, and improve your whole outlook on life. We have put together a range of resources to help with this,


Limited Mobility Exercises

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