Support available for our NHS people

We know that our NHS people are often faced with significant stresses. We can only achieve extraordinary things for our patients if the safety, health and wellbeing of our NHS people is recognised as a key priority.

If you need someone to talk to, we have introduced a confidential text support service, you can access support by texting FRONTLINE to 85258 for support 24/7.  This service 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.

It’s important to ensure our health and social care colleagues are looking after themselves and get timely support should they need it, this in turn can help to support better patient care. The free and confidential self-check tool can provide you with further information on the range of support offers that are available and help you to identify what option is the right one for you to access. The self-check tool is now available.

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 with your mental health

Support with your physical health

Specific support

Support for specific staff groups

Training opportunities

Sexual safety in healthcare – organisational charter

On 4 September 2023, NHS England launched its first ever sexual safety charter in collaboration with key partners across the healthcare system.  Signatories to this charter commit to taking and enforcing a zero-tolerance approach to any unwanted, inappropriate and/or harmful sexual behaviours within the workplace, and to ten core principles and actions to help achieve this. It is expected that signatories will implement all ten commitments by July 2024. NHS leaders can sign the charter on behalf of their organisation by emailing

Organisations that have signed the charter are listed here.