Other support and resources
What other support and resources are there?
Other NHS support
- Five steps to mental wellbeing (NHS) - Evidence suggests there are five steps you can take to improve your mental health and wellbeing. Trying these things could help you feel more positive.
- Health, Safety and Wellbeing support by NHS Employers
Other useful resources
- MIND wesbite have pulled together range of material to support you during the Coronavirus outbreak
- Samaritans support - if you’re worried about your mental health
- Coping with Crisis Calendar by Action for Happiness
- Finance and Travel Tips by Money Saving Expert
- Mental health during Covid-19 by the Mental Health Foundation
- A Focus on Financial Health – Weekly Wellbeing Webinars 6th May – 10th June
- Active Listening Top Tips Video
National Mental Wellbeing Support
NHS England and Improvement are offering NHS staff free access to psychological and practical support. This includes:
- A free wellbeing support helpline 0300 131 7000 available from 7am – 11pm seven days a week, providing confidential listening from trained professionals and specialist advice, including coaching, bereavement care, mental health and financial help.
- A 24/7 text alternative to the above helpline - simply text FRONTLINE to 85258.
- An NHS People online portal with peer-to-peer, team and personal resilience support.
Free access to Wellbeing Apps
NHS England and NHS Improvement are pleased to announce the first in a series of psychological support for all NHS colleagues during the COVID19 outbreak, as they recognise it is really important to look after your own health and wellbeing, whilst supporting patients and your family. As such, they are pleased to offer the following wellbeing apps to all NHS colleagues for free until end of March 21
Unmind: Unmind is a mental health platform that empowers colleagues to proactively improve their mental wellbeing. Using scientifically-backed assessments, tools and training you can measure and manage your personal mental health needs, including digital programmes designed to help with stress, sleep, coping, connection, fulfilment and nutrition.
Headspace: Headspace is a science-backed app in mindfulness and meditation, providing unique tools and resources to help reduce stress, build resilience, and aid better sleep.
Sleepio and Daylight (developed by Big Health): Sleepio is a clinically-evidenced sleep improvement programme that is fully automated and highly personalised, using cognitive behavioural techniques to help improve poor sleep. Daylight is a smart phone-based app that provides help to people experiencing symptoms of worry and anxiety, using evidence-based cognitive behavioural techniques, voice and animation.