Staff mental health and wellbeing hubs

The staff mental health and wellbeing hubs were set up to provide health and social care colleagues rapid access to assessment and local evidence-based mental health services and support where needed. The hub offer is confidential and free of charge for all health and social care staff.

The hubs can offer a clinical assessment and referral to local services enabling access to support where needed, such as talking therapy or counselling. It is separate and confidential from your organisation.

It is open to health and social care staff, from all services and settings. You can self-refer or refer a colleague (with their consent).

How to access support

Please use the regional navigation panel to the left of the page to find out details of where there are staff mental health and wellbeing hubs available, and which areas they cover.  You can also seek mental health support through the current staff wellbeing offers or through NHS talking therapies.  You can also access help from your GP if required.

If you’d like to hear more about people’s experiences of accessing the hubs, please see the following video of a colleague who gained support from a Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub.

Those needing more enhanced support

A small proportion of staff who contact their Hub might be referred on to the NHS Practitioner Health by their local hub if clinically indicated.  NHS Practitioner Health is a service which has been commissioned nationally to support staff who need more enhanced clinical support.

Doctors, Dentists and senior leaders also have the option to self-refer to this service, please see the NHS Practitioner Health website for details.

What to do if you’re unsure whether to contact the hubs

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 at the following link: self-check tool.