Health and Wellbeing

‘First you’ - Hand-picked collection of wellbeing resources for healthcare workers

We imagine a world in which everyone is happy and healthy; where healthcare professionals take care of themselves first and are therefore able to take care of others.

Visit the ‘first you’ website to access a collection of resources.


HEE Health and Wellbeing Support Offer

A reminder that the HEE Health and Wellbeing Support Offer for primary care staff is still available, with access to a group of over 100 volunteer trained coaches and counsellors, with the help of four known providers who could offer:

  • One-to-one sessions
  • Signposting to other sources of support as needed.
  • Training to run peer support groups, including a specific focus on the complexities of working during the COVID-19 crisis.
  • Help with setting up and running virtual peer support groups.
  • Help with other wellbeing innovation as you identify needs

Please contact Sharon Gomba via PrimaryCare.London@hee.nhs.uk, detailing the needs of staff and the type of support they require and she’ll be able to put you in contact with the appropriate provider.


NHS hotline to support NHS staff

The NHS has launched a mental health hotline as part of a package of measures to support the NHS’ staff as they help people deal with the coronavirus.

  • NHS hotline: 0300 131 7000 (Open between 7am – 11pm every day)
  • Text service available 24/7. (Text FRONTLINE to 85258)

Please see link for further details.

Samaritans operates a 24-hour service available every day of the year, by calling 116 123