Mental Health and Well-being
Time for you - wellbeing sessions
Join the H&F GP Federation Training Hub for a series of free online 6x30 minute wellbeing sessions.
All sessions will take place on MS Teams from 13:30 - 14:00.
- 13th April,
- 20th April,
- 27th April,
- 4th May,
- 11th May,
- 18th May.
To view further details about the sessions click HERE.
Mental health support
#OurNHSPeople Wellbeing Support
The #OurNHSPeople Wellbeing Support package from NHS England and NHS Improvement continues to be available for staff.
The support is designed to help all NHS staff take steps to maintain their physical and mental health and overall wellbeing while managing Covid-19 and includes:
- a free wellbeing support helpline, providing confidential listening from trained professionals and specialist advice, including coaching, bereavement care, mental health and financial help on 0300 131 7000, available from 7.00 am – 11.00 pm seven days a week
- a 24/7 text alternative to the above helpline – simply text FRONTLINE to 85258
- Online peer to peer, team and personal resilience support, including through Silver cloud, and free mindfulness apps Unmind, Headspace, Sleepio and Daylight. This is in addition to the health and wellbeing services and employee assistance programme already in place.
Resources continue to be added based on staff feedback and need.
NW London support
Staff who are stressed, anxious or experiencing low mood can access wellbeing and psychological support from the Keeping Well service run jointly by West London NHS Trust and CNWL.
- The service is for all NHS staff and those providing care to others in the community, including residential homes in the North West London area, as well as London Ambulance service.
- Good Thinking provides digital mental wellbeing support for London. More information can be found here www.good-thinking.uk/coronavirus/
- Thrive LDN is a citywide movement to improve the mental health and wellbeing of all Londoners. More information here
Help Us Help You – access Mental Health services
We know mental health needs are increasing as a result of the pandemic, help is available from the NHS.
- The NHS is asking anyone facing feelings of anxiety and depression to come forward for care.
- Just talking can help – and NHS talking therapies are an effective way to address mental health issues.
- NHS Talking therapies can be delivered safely even during lockdown, with appointments available over the phone and online. Face to face appointments are also still available, and services have implemented new measures to limit infection risks.
- Download and circulate the new resources amongst your networks to reach as many people as possible.
Support for you #ProjectM - NHSI Leadership and Lifelong Learning
We know how busy you are as health and social care leaders in this unprecedented time in the history of the NHS. To support you to lead through the challenges you face #ProjectM is here for you.
By joining the #ProjectM community you will benefit from:
- Access to immediate tools for these challenging times.
- Continuously updated free resources on people.nhs.uk/projectm
- Getting your voice heard by joining the conversation on Twitter at #ProjectM
- A chance to suggest new resource themes for #ProjectM
- An opportunity to build new supportive connections in an inclusive environment. Virtual Groups are now open for you to join. Find out more: Groups – Our NHS People
- Participate in ProjectM mentorship which is based on harnessing social media (starting with Twitter) to offer your mentoring services or find a mentor. More details will be coming soon.
Find out more: https://people.nhs.uk/projectm/ #ProjectM on Twitter
NWL Covid Rehabilitation Webinars
Find attached an NHS NWL leaflet promoting a series of webinar’s on supporting common mental health conditions, included a creative session run by our art therapy colleagues.
Free online weekly webinars to help you in your recovery from Covid-19 and the impact of the pandemic on us all.
- Managing anxiety Thursday 4 February – 10am and Thursday 11 March – 2pm
- Introduction to mindfulness - Thursday 11 February – 2pm
- Understanding low mood Thursday 18 February – 10am
- Let’s talk about sleep Thursday 25 February – 2pm and Thursday 18 March – 10am
- How to manage tiredness and fatigue Thursday 4 March – 2pm
- How to keep up with healthy routines during uncertainty Thursday 25 March – 2pm
- Discovering Self-Compassion Thursday 1 April – 2pm
- Creativity & Wellbeing Thursday 8 April – 10am
Click HERE to view the leaflet.
Resources supporting mental health and wellbeing
King’s Fund has collected resources to support the mental health and wellbeing of both individuals and teams working across health and care.
To see the resources, click here https://bit.ly/354OdJm
Mental Health and Well-being
Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. There are simple things we can all do to look after our mental health and wellbeing and we should all take the time to look after ourselves.
We have taken the opportunity to share resources that can help all of us with our own mental health and well-being.
TO DOWNLOAD THE POSTER CLICK HERE