Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust (TPFT), Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust (C&I) and Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust (BEH) have worked together in the first phase of the pandemic to deliver wellbeing and psychological support for health and care staff across NCL. We have now received funding to substantiate our work through establishing a Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub in NCL.
The commitment to fund a wave of Mental Health and Wellbeing Hubs was through the NHS England and NHS Improvement People Plan, to support the mental health of health and social care staff.
The Keeping Well NCL website is relevant to anyone who works in health and social care in North Central London. So this covers the 17 Provider Trusts, primary care, social care and commissioning.
Whilst we can offer specific support for certain areas of the system, what you see on this website is directed at every staff member. We believe that everybody matters. All of our staff, regardless of job title or professional background, are critical to supporting our efforts to respond to COVID-19 and keep our health and social care systems running. This is a resource that aims to reach and have relevance across the workforce.
We have set up a two-way platform with you to ensure that we keep in touch and offer what’s most useful to you. Our team of wellbeing and mental health practitioners at the Tavistock and Portman will also be reviewing the resources and sharing good practice.
So we invite you to visit this page every couple of days to see any new information and resources that are coming through and let us know what you are feeling right now.
The re-launch of our website forms the centre of the Hub, with an expansion of content and functionality to ensure it is accessible and relevant for all staff. The site captures direct feedback from the workforce; provides tailored original content in response to workforce feedback, e.g. podcasts from experts across NCL; curates existing resources and tools; and signposts to local, regional and national initiatives. In March 2021 we launched a Health Chat platform to enable real-time signposting and onward referral into local services as required.
If you are within a health and social care organisation in North Central London and would like to request support, or get in touch to find out more, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.