Support available for our NHS people

In the current climate of increasing pressures on our healthcare system, our NHS people are facing significant stresses.

If you need someone to talk to, we have introduced a confidential staff support line, operated by the Samaritans and free to access from 7:00am – 11:00pm, seven days a week.  Please call 0800 069 6222 to speak to an advisor.

This support line is available to all our NHS colleagues who have had a tough day, who are feeling worried or overwhelmed, or who have a lot on their mind and need to talk it through.  Trained advisers will be available to help with signposting and confidential listening.

Alternatively, if you would prefer to speak to someone through text, you can access support by texting FRONTLINE to 85258 for support 24/7.

We also have a confidential bereavement support line, operated by Hospice UK and free to access from  8:00am – 8:00pm, seven days a week.  A team of fully qualified and trained bereavement specialists are available to support you with bereavement  and wellbeing issues relating to loss experienced through your work.  Please call 0300 303 4434 to speak to a trained specialist.

Alongside the above dedicated helpline, we also have a range of additional support offers in place for our NHS colleagues which suit a range of different health and wellbeing needs. Scroll through the options below to find the one that works best for you.

Support through our dedicated staff mental health and wellbeing hubs

Free access to a range of wellbeing apps

Support for line managers in having safe and effective wellbeing conversations

Supporting colleagues affected by Long Covid

Physical health and wellbeing

Weight management

Dedicated coaching for our primary care colleagues

Supporting our diverse colleagues

Financial wellbeing

Supporting our veterans

Support for executive leaders

Support for people working in social care