Ebor’s new health and wellbeing service can make a big difference, especially in these troubling times.
The Schools Advisory Service – SAS – is a staff benefit comprising a fantastic range of medical and wellbeing support that’s totally free to use. SAS offer physical and mental health support from their team of inhouse, experienced nurses, counsellors, therapists, physiotherapists, consultants plus NHS GPs and private medical services.
Through SAS you have free access to private doctor, nurse or physiotherapy appointments. And that’s not all! All human life is here – SAS can support with maternity issues and with men’s health and with menopause and mindfulness. There are exercise programmes and access to a personal trainer’s advice, slimming and weight management help, even post-Covid fatigue recovery, and cancer and chronic illness support.
GP consultations with experienced NHS doctors are available for you and members of your household, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and prescriptions (which you will have to pay for) can be delivered to your local chemist.
The services are completely confidential, there are no limits to the number you can access and the services themselves are always free. At the heart of it all is a commitment to prevent and reduce staff absence.
We’re currently analysing the results of our latest staff wellbeing survey and SAS will be really useful for addressing a lot of the common issues. For example SAS can organise and present stress awareness sessions for staff which are tailored to schools’ needs.
In some cases, under its medical services offer, SAS is able to arrange private surgery for “non urgent” cases if it would enable staff to return to their duties sooner.
All this amazing support is available now and you can find out more in this brochure.
Note, this doesn’t replace the occupational health arrangements which HR refer you to, because the SAS services are specifically private to you, but it does offer clinically-led specialist advice to keep you physically and mentally on the right track. And remember, it’s all totally confidential.
Download the Wellbeing App now at schooladvice.co.uk or via the Apple or Android store. Once downloaded, you can review all the services and then click to request someone to contact you, all in complete confidence. Note, the app initially asks you to register – you actually don’t need to, you can still access all the information you need.