Mental Health

Mental wellbeing

Experiencing an outbreak can be very unsettling and have a real negative impact on an individual’s mental health. Individuals may have a variety of concerns about the impact of the virus on their own health, as well as for patients and colleagues.

There can be concerns around the impact the virus could have either directly or indirectly on staff’s wider family and friends, particularly if they have caring responsibilities for at risk groups. In addition to keeping employees informed, it is also helpful to provide support and tips on what staff can do to support their own mental wellbeing.

  • We will continue to provide the latest expert advice.
  • Protect themselves – follow PHE guidance in terms of hand hygiene, ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ and stay at home if they feel unwell and contact NHS 111 (preferably online) for advice if they feel they may have symptoms of COVID-19.
  •  latest PHE information.
  • Remind staff of the five ways to wellbeing, which includes support for mental wellbeing.
  • Stay connected – when individuals feel vulnerable, help them to feel supported by keeping in contact with family and friends.
  • Happy to Talk to children and vulnerable relatives and discuss ways they can keep themselves well and protected.


Covid 19 General support and advice

“The calm before the storm”  podcast

“Supporting you and your practice” podcast

GOV UK Guidance for the public on mental health & wellbeing

Mental Health Foundation

The Samaritans – 116 123

NHS Free 24 hr support line: Telephone 0300 131 7000; Text 85258

NHS Practitioner Health Programme

RCN wellbeing and-your-mental-wellbeing

The Joyful Doctor

My Internal World Web based mental health assessment and programmes

Anxiety helpline

NHS Mindfulness app Free for NHS using NHS email until end Dec 2020

Unmind This link allows all those with and NHS email address to sign up for an online resource to support the mental health of our teams

Sleepio – online sleep improvement programme – and enter the code NCE2020


Red Whale

PHE Every Mind Matters

Help Guide to Mental Health

Burnout Health & well-being; BMA

Mental health in the workplace

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