Four of Teesside's largest organisations have already signed up to Extra Life and are committed, at the most senior level, to deliver health and wellbeing as part of their core business and to create a supportive environment improve health and wellbeing.
Teesside University, Middlesbrough College, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Middlesbrough Council have led the way in becoming Extra Life Partners.
As some of the largest employers in Teesside responsible for high numbers of staff, students, patients and customers, there is real opportunity to work with these organisations to improve the health and wellbeing for a large number of the population in Middlesbrough by bringing together a wide range of activity and health promotion under the Extra Life brand.
Teesside University has about 20,000 students and 2,300 staff. Being the location for the main University campus with in the region of 2000 staff , the University and Gresham wards of Middlesbrough are home to in excess of 3000 students. The unique nature and mix of the residential student and local community population and University staff poses particular health and wellbeing challenges, the response to which the University seeks to make a positive contribution.
Middlesbrough College is the largest provider of post-16 education and training in the Tees Valley supporting 12,500 students and employing 800 staff.
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the largest hospital trust in the Tees Valley employing 9,000 staff it provides a range of services to 1.5 million people in the surrounding areas.
Middlesbrough Council employs acts as Middlesbrough's community leader, working with local residents and businesses, public sector partners and the voluntary and community sector to improve local social, economic and environmental well-being and the long-term sustainability of the town. It employs 3,500 staff.