Well-being

Well-being

Captain Custard 23 April, 2020

Please find below an assortment of resources related to looking after your and others’ well-being.

This collection will be updated regularly, so please do check back soon for more.

COVID-19 Resilience Hub

How to be happier

Looking after you too

National Health Supporters

NHS staff online feedback hub

Our Frontline: mental health at work

Our NHS people staff resources

NHS Practitioner Health mental health service

About money and mental health

Money and mental health

BMA Well-being support service

NHS Practitioner Health mental health service

NHS Practitioner Health: Doctor's common room

BMA Well-being support service

Provided by: British Medical Association (BMA)
Cost: Free
Type: Text, counselling and peer support services

The BMA has established this hub to not only help you to be mindful of your own well-being, but also to give you links to counselling and peer support services.

You do not need to be a member of the BMA to access these materials or services, you need only call 0330 123 1245 or click the link below.

To access, click here.

COVID-19 Resilience Hub

Provided by: MindEd
Cost: Free
Type: Text

MindEd has set up this hub, on behalf of Health Education England (HEE) and in conjunction with NHS England / NHS Improvement and Skills for Care, to support staff in the NHS and care services to manage their own mental health and well-being.

To access, click here.

How to be happier

Provided by: NHS England
Cost: Free
Type: Text

This article offers tips on six ways that might help you to be happier, more in control, and better able to adapt to life’s ups and downs.

More information for each of the following strategies is provided in the article proper:

  • Manage your stress levels
  • Enjoy yourself
  • Boost your self-esteem
  • Have a healthy lifestyle
    • Limit your alcohol intake
    • Choose a well-balanced diet
    • Do some exercise
    • Get enough sleep
  • Talk and share
  • Build your resilience

To access, click here.

Looking after you too

Provided by: NHS UK
Cost: Free
Type: Video / telephone coaching service

This is a coaching service, through which you can talk one-to-one with an experienced coach and be provided a space in which to offload the demands of whatever you are experiencing / be supported in developing practical strategies for dealing with this.

All staff working to facilitate primary care services, whether they’re employed by the NHS or working with an NHS-funded employer delivering an NHS-funded primary care contract, are welcome to sign up for this support service.

To access, click here.

National Health Supporters

Provided by: National Health Supporters / Bristol Medical Students Helping Hands
Cost: Free
Type: Volunteer aid for NHS staff

National Health Supporters is a network of healthcare students who’ve volunteered to help NHS staff with day-to-day tasks, like child care, grocery shopping, pet sitting, etc.

The Bristol Medical Students Helping Hands group is available to lend a hand around Bristol, specifically.

For the national site, click here.
For the Bristol Medical Students Helping Hands, click here.

NHS staff online feedback hub

Provided by: NHS England / NHS Improvement (NHSE/I)
Cost: Free
Type: Text

NHSE/I is running an online feedback survey to better gauge and respond to the needs and experiences of the NHS workforce during this unprecedented period.

The survey is being conducted by Ipsos MORI, an independent organisation, and is open to all NHS staff. Responses to the survey are absolutely anonymous, with it asking you to share:

  • How you’re feeling
  • What more can be done to support you
  • How the NHS can adjust its communications

To access, click here.

NHS Practitioner Health mental health service

Provided by: NHS Practitioner Health
Cost: Free
Type: Varied

NHS Practitioner Health’s mental health service provides you access to:

  • A self-referral scheme
  • Telephone/online consultations
  • A 24/7 text service for when you’re in a crisis
  • Summaries of a wealth of mental health and well-being resources
  • Well-being videos produced by a consultant psychiatrist whom specialises in doctors’ mental health
  • Webinars and podcasts

To access, click here.

NHS Practitioner Health mental health service

Provided by: NHS Practitioner Health
Cost: Free
Type: Varied

NHS Practitioner Health’s mental health service provides you access to:

  • A self-referral scheme
  • Telephone/online consultations
  • A 24/7 text service for when you’re in a crisis
  • Summaries of a wealth of mental health and well-being resources
  • Well-being videos produced by a consultant psychiatrist whom specialises in doctors’ mental health
  • Webinars and podcasts

To access, click here.

NHS Practitioner Health mental health service

Provided by: NHS Practitioner Health
Cost: Free
Type: Support group

NHS Practitioner Health’s GP common room is a shared, online space in which to safely think and reflect with your peers. People are free to join as and when they’re able to, there is no expectation that you should attend every meeting.

You do need Zoom to join, though — please exercise caution when using it (click here for more).

To access, click here.

Our Frontline: mental health at work

Provided by: Mind & The Royal Foundation
Cost: Free
Type: Mental health support links

Provides round-the-clock one-to-one support, be it by call or text, from trained volunteers to frontline health, care, emergency, and key workers. Resources, tips, and ideas on how to take care of yourself mentally are also featured.

To access, click here.

Our NHS people staff support resources

Provided by: Our NHS people
Cost: Free
Type: Varied

Included on this page are a range of support services aimed at people employed in healthcare. There is:

  • A confidential staff support line, run by Samaritans, through which you can speak with a trained adviser between 07.00 and 23.00, any day of the week.Alternatively, you can text FRONTLINE to 85258 for 24/7 support.
  • A confidential bereavement support line, manned by Hospice UK. A team of fully-qualified bereavement specialists are available to support you between 08.00 and 20.00, seven days a week.
  • A virtual common room, in which you can meet with colleagues during daily sessions.
  • And more…

To access, click here.

Money and mental health

Provided by: Mind
Cost: Free
Type: Text

This article supplies information on the link between money worries and mental health, with suggestions on how to address them. It also includes links to useful contacts, should you wish to speak to someone.

To access, click here.

About money and mental health

Provided by: Mind
Cost: Free
Type: Text

This article provides access to research on the connection between mental health and problem debt, as well as links to sources of help.

To access, click here.

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