Information correct as of 20.06.2022
The NHS Wales Staff Wellbeing Covid -19 Resource has been developed by HEIW for all NHS staff to access and learn more about how we can look after ourselves. Access this to learn about the various sources of support available.
We want you to fell supported but more importantly know what to do and how to get help if you are struggling with your well-being.
Below, you will find support for various mental health conditions and concerns. Each option will lead you to support networks, contacts, help and advice.
Do you have any mental health condition such as anxiety, depression, or low mood? Seeking help is often the first step towards getting and staying well.
Men’s Group provides male members of staff and those who identify as male the opportunity to come together in a safe, supportive trusting environment.
The British Psychological Society has developed guidance for leaders and managers wh will need to consider the well-being needs of all staff, both clinical and non-clinical, at this time.
HEIW have developed a resource to help us to Lead with Compassion during this time.
Academi Wales have developed a number of resources regarding resilience and leadership in the current climate.
Public Health Wales offers the following advice:
Understandably, you may find that social distancing can be boring or frustrating. You may find your mood and feelings are affected and you may feel low, worried or have problems sleeping and you might miss being outside with other people.
At times like these, it can be easy to fall into unhealthy patterns of behaviour which in turn can make you feel worse. There are simple things you can do that may help, to stay mentally and physically active during this time such as:
You can also go for a walk or exercise outdoors if you stay more than 2 metres from others.
NWSSP has trained a number of Mental Health First Aiders (MHFAs) who are available to provide support and guidance to those who require assistance. Please bear in mind that some of these MHFAs may be working flexibly due to the current circumstances and so if you do have difficulty getting in touch with a MHFA, please contact email@example.com
MIND have developed a new programme called Active Monitoring. It is a six week FREE guided self-help programme available to anyone in Wales aged over 18. It teaches people to gain a better understanding of their emotions from anxiety & depression to grief, loss and loneliness: https://www.mind.org.uk/get-involved/active-monitoring-sign-up/
SilverCloud is available to support you by accessing SilverCloud. SilverCloud offers online programmes to help ease your levels of stress, sleep better or to build resilience, helping you to maintain a healthy mind during this challenging time. Find out more on our dedicated Silvercloud page.
Suicide awareness training provides in-depth training and advice on how to deal with a crisis situation. The course takes approximately 20 mins to complete. It aims to give you the skills and confidence to help someone who may be considering suicide. It focuses on breaking stigma and encouraging open conversations. Please follow the link below if you would like to participate:
This confidential service delivered by Remploy funded by the Department for Work and Pensions is available at no charge to any employees with depression, anxiety, stress, or other mental health issues affecting their work.
Their specialist advisers provide:
You can call us on 0300 456 8114 or chat with us online using the purple chat button on this page, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.
Alternatively, email Remploy using the link below or contact Kerry Flower-Fitzpatrick: Kerry.firstname.lastname@example.org
The Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) is a dedicated confidential information and counselling support service for all staff, providing confidential assistance with any work, personal or family issues. You can contact an EAP, any time day or night to access professional for support, including telephone information, fact sheets, information packs and short term counselling. The service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Tel: 0800 2434 58
SMS (for call back): 07909 341 229
In addition, the following organisations can offer advice and support:
Helpline – 03444 775 774
Text Service – 07537 416 905
Anxiety UK are offering a coronavirus support network, helping you to understand your anxiety through these difficult times and get support and advice should anyone need it.
Mind Infoline - 0300 123 3393
The MIND Infoline team provide support and information on a range of mental health conditions; how and where to get help; medication and alternative treatments. Completely confidential.
Free Phone - 116 123
Samaritans helpline is a 24 hour service offering a listening ear, they will talk with you about how you feel and help you find local support. Completely confidential.
SANEline - 0300 304 7000
Open 4.30pm till 10.30pm everyday
SANEline is an out-of-hours service offering help and emotional support for anyone who may be experiencing a mental health condition, including family. You can reach out in a non-judgemental empathetic environment. Completely confidential.
We can experience loneliness at some point in our lives. Let’s Talk Loneliness is an online resource that brings together organisations, resources and stories that are united in a shared aim, to get more people talking about loneliness.
Text SHOUT to 85258
SHOUT is the UKs first free service for anyone who may be in a crisis anytime, anywhere.
It’s a place to go if you’re struggling and need some help. Completely confidential.
The "Mental Health at Work" is an online gateway that offers vast access to resources, support and information.