One of the greatest threats to workplace safety may be from an unexpected source: stress. Just a few years after launching the Huffington Post media empire, company president and editor-in-chief Arianna Huffington was so exhausted from running her new business that she collapsed.
Looking after your mental health
Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. We have expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing.
Find out more: https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/
Practitioner Health at the heart of new NHS England Wellbeing support offer to NHS Staff #OurNHSpeople wellbeing support In the current climate of increasing pressures on our healthcare system, our NHS people potentially face significant stresses.
Our NHS People have introduced a confidential staff support line, operated by the Samaritans and free to access: 7.00 am – 11.00 pm, seven days a week.
Tel: 0300 131 7000
Text: ‘frontline’ to 85258
Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help.
Practitioner Health have teamed up with SHOUT to create a confidential 24/7 text service for PH patients.
If you need support after hours you can Text NHSPH to 85258.
The current Covid19 pandemic can heighten emotions by worries over uncertainty and the unknown. These feelings are perfectly normal and a healthy reaction to a very abnormal situation.
On these pages HEE have gathered information and resources together to help you and signpost you to routes for support.
Please remember the most important rules:
– Look after yourself and your own needs,
– Take time to take a break, get some food and get some sleep,
– If you need help – ask
Find out more: https://london.hee.nhs.uk/covid-19-wellbeing-hub/
At a time of immense pressure on both the health and care system and on individuals – and when everything is changing so fast – how are you finding space to think or to download your leadership experiences?
How as a leader or manager are you helping others to do the same?
Helping you manage your own health and wellbeing whilst looking after others.
Confidential support by phone:
General: 0800 06 96 222 (7am-11pm)
Bereavement: 0300 303 4434
Find out more: https://people.nhs.uk/
During this uncertain and unprecedented time, Mind in Tower Hamlets and Newham are still here to support you. As the UK is on lockdown following the rise of COVID-19 and we are being asked to stay at home, all of the resources we are signposting you to will be online/telephone.
This might feel like a difficult of stressful time but there are a lot of things you can try that could help your wellbeing – please remember that we are all in this together and MIND are endeavouring to support you through this time.
MoreYoga are dedicated to making yoga more affordable and more accessible to improve health with a holistic approach to physical and mental wellbeing.
There is a library of free online yoga, pilates, fitness and meditation classes for health and social care staff.
Drawing on research, best practice guidelines and expert clinical opinions, the COVID Trauma Response Working Group has created rapid guidance for planners putting in place psychological support for staff dealing with the Covid-19 outbreak.
Do you have a role in supporting the wellbeing of our NHS people during and following the Covid-19 response? You are very welcome to join NHS England and Improvement’s virtual wellbeing sessions.
The sessions will be held on the second Wednesday of the month between 4pm and 5pm.
Find out more: http://horizonsnhs.com/caring4nhspeople/
A fulfilling job can be good for your mental health and general wellbeing.
Good mental health at work and good management go hand in hand and there is strong evidence that workplaces with high levels of mental wellbeing are more productive.
After reading this guide you should:
– have an idea of how to manage your own mental health at work
– have an idea of how to reach out to a colleague in distress
– have an idea how you can work with others to make your workplace more mentally healthy for everyone.
Find out more: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/coronavirus
The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust have produced a guide and some exercises to help you create an action plan to actively take control of your everyday wellbeing when working remotely.
Enhancing Wellbeing, Promoting Resillience
KeepingWellNEL are trained to help you identify your wellbeing needs, offer a listening ear (or thumbs). Chat with the wellbeing practitioners and learn new techniques to enhance wellbeing & resilience, for yourself or teammates.
Find out more here: https://keepingwellnel.nhs.uk/