In UK there have been more than 3 million confirmed Coronavirus cases, and the death rate is one of the highest in Europe; pushing our NHS staff to breaking point.
We understand the impact this can have on your mental health, but you’re not on your own we at Tirule are in this with you.
Below are lots of information and support you can get. You can also find lots of support and resource on the NHS People website: https://people.nhs.uk
- Financial wellbeing support
We know that this is a difficult time for NHS staff members and we know that financial concerns have consistently been in the top 5 reasons people call the free support helpline run by the Samaritans.
So, NHS partnered with the Money Advice Service to bring employees financial wellbeing support to help you manage your finances at home.
There is a confidential NHS staff support line, operated by the Samaritans and free to access from 7:00am – 11:00pm, seven days a week.
This support line is here for when you’ve had a tough day, are feeling worried or overwhelmed, or maybe you have a lot on your mind and need to talk it through. Trained advisers can help with signposting and confidential listening.
CALL 0800 069 6222 or you can text FRONTLINE to 85258 for support 24/7 via text.
- Bereavement support line
There is also a confidential bereavement support line, operated by Hospice UK and free to access from 8:00am – 8:00pm, seven days a week.
A team of fully qualified and trained bereavement specialists are available to support you with bereavement and wellbeing issues relating to loss experienced through your work.
CALL 0300 303 4434
- Counselling support from ACC
A free service developed and funded by the Association of Christian Counsellors, who are offering up to 10 online or telephone counselling sessions to:
- People working within the NHS who are directly impacted by COVID-19
- People working in residential care homes who have been impacted by caring for those with COVID-19
- Anyone who has been bereaved during this time
The confidential service is open to people of all beliefs and none, and you can ask to be matched on ethnicity.
- Wellbeing support service
We’ve partnered with Project 5 to make free 1-2-1, confidential support sessions available for our NHS people. Project 5 is led by Clinicians and coaches and can link you to professionals with the skills to assist at a time of crisis.
- Virtual staff common rooms
Culturally Diverse and All Staff Virtual Staff Common Rooms
Colleagues in the national People Team in partnership with NHS Practitioner Health have been busy developing virtual Staff Common Rooms for NHS colleagues across the NHS and from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities.
This is an opportunity for our NHS people to come together virtually and to invest some time in supporting each other during these challenging times, regardless of job role, organisational context or hierarchy and includes all final year students who have been working on the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Common Rooms are a safe and supportive environment hosted by an experienced and approved practitioner.
They are one-off meetings for one hour with a maximum of 10 NHS staff – although you are of course able to access them as often as you may feel to be helpful to yourself. Discussion in the room is guided by the participants and focusses on present and future coping and support.
They are an opportunity to share experiences and learning, with hosts also guiding people to additional support and resources.