Anxiety, low mood, trauma or other mental health needs

Research indicates that people working in health and social care are likely to have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic more than any other group. See the resources below if you feel anxious or low, or have seen things at work that have upset you and left you struggling to cope or understand your feelings.

Anxiety

The Wellness Society Coronavirus Anxiety workbook – The Wellness Society 'aim to bridge the gap' between people who are unable to access private therapy or NHS mental health services by providing self-help resources. Using these workbooks, which are available in different languages, is approved by the NHS.

Living with worry and anxiety amidst global uncertainty – this downloadable guide offers advice and self-help exercises to support you if you're anxious or worried about the global pandemic.

Low mood, trauma and other mental health needs

Our NHS People – offer wellbeing support to people working in the NHS. As well as the website, they offer:

  • phone line open 7am–11pm, seven days a week with support for mental health, financial help, bereavement care and coaching – call 0300 131 7000
  • 24-hour, seven-day text service – text 'frontline' to 85258

Going home checklist

So that you can keep well and make sure you balance your work life and home life, follow these six tips produced by the NHS every time you finish a work day or shift:

  • Take a moment to think about today
  • Acknowledge one thing that was difficult during your working day – let it go
  • Consider three things that went well
  • Check on your colleagues before you leave – are they OK?
  • Are you OK? Your senior team are here to support you
  • Now switch your attention to home – rest and recharge

 

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