The Occupational Health and Wellbeing Team are pleased to confirm that students from Gateshead College are set to return to Gateshead Health sites from November 2023 to resume their popular free salon treatment offer.

Providing free treatments including Indian head massages, mini pedicures and mini manicures, students from Gateshead College’s Botanica Salon will return from Thursday 9th November.

Previously, the students had joined us on Fridays, with a change required this academic year to better suit the schedules of our students. Initially, this offer will be made available weekly in our Listening Space, with an eye to bringing free treatments to both Bensham Hospital and Blaydon UTC again in the New Year.

Also new is the timing of our sessions, with 30-minute appointments now set to be made available between 1:30pm – 3:30pm. To allow us to offer the same number of appointments in a shorter space of time, we will be joined by up to four students each week.

Two Botanica Salon students joined us on-site last week as part of our Thank You Event for Health and Wellbeing Ambassadors – and the services of the talented students have been very popular amongst #TeamGateshead staff, who have shared their appreciation in reviews such as those featured on our free salon treatments webpage.

We are now accepting bookings for treatments, and ask you send your preferred treatment, date and time to [email protected]. We’ll do our best to slot you in, or work with you to find a time that is available.

And for those who’d rather enjoy a full salon experience, all Gateshead Health staff (inclusive of our QE Facilities colleagues) can enjoy 30% discounts at Botanica Salon itself – just contact the salon directly on 0191 490 2283 or via email on [email protected] to arrange this. A full list of their beauty, hair and barbering services available can be found here.

Huge thanks go on record to Gateshead College once again, who continue to be a fantastic partner and supporter of the Trust and our workforce.