Staff health and wellbeing
Welcome to our staff health and wellbeing page.
As we continue to manage and care for patients during these difficult times we will all feel anxious about the situation. If you need support please speak to your line manager. Our staff health and wellbeing (SHAW) team are also here to support you as well as our Health Assured employee assistance colleagues who provide an online and telephone support.
We have 28 trained mental health first aiders (MHFA) who provide initial istance listening, reassuring and responding - you can speak to a MFHA by contacting our staff health and wellbeing team on Ext 7015.
Healthy Minds - a free NHS mental health support service. You can contact the crisis line on 0330 726 0110 or https://www.northessexiapt.nhs.uk/westessex
Mind - you can call them on 01371 876 641 or visit https://www.mindinwestessex.org.uk/
Samaritans – you can call 116 123 or visit https://www.samaritans.org/
Listening line - 0300 303 1360 between 12 - 8pm, 7 days a week.
Calling x 7015 (Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm) - please leave a message out of hours
Or emailing email@example.com
Employee Assistance Programme: Health Assured
Our employee assistance programme, can offer 24/7 mental health support and future counselling sessions.
Please call 0800 783 2808 or visit: www.healthassuredeap.com
Coping with COVID: psychological support for health and social care workers in Essex
Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT) is offering a new service for people working in health and social care in Essex, who need support with managing stress and emotional difficulties in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The service is available seven days per week between 08:00 and 20:00 and can be accessed by phone on 01375 898837 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anyone contacting the service will be asked about their concerns and receive appropriate support which may include online resources or a phone or video call with a psychological therapist or qualified psychologist.
This service is offered in addition to any existing employee assistance programmes (EAPs) and local IAPT services, and is intended to provide immediate, confidential help for health and social care workers who are dealing with unprecedented levels of stress owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.