Our people continue to work exceptionally hard and looking after their physical and mental health and wellbeing has been a priority for the NHS since the start of the pandemic. In April 2020, NHS England and NHS Improvement launched a new national package of health and wellbeing support for staff, including confidential support via phone/text, specialist bereavement support, free access to mental health and wellbeing apps, and training and support for line managers.
This support has been accessed by over one million staff, and many more have also accessed offers locally It has received cross industry awards since it launched. We are continuing to evolve this offer and invest in supporting our people’s physical and psychological health and wellbeing. In late 2020 30 m was invested in the psychological wellbeing of our staff.
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