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This is a difficult time for NHS staff and financial concerns have  consistently been in the top five reasons staff call the free support helpline run by the Samaritans. NHS England have partnered with the Money and Pensions Service to provide financial wellbeing support to help you manage your finances at home.

NHS staff support line telephone support line: NHS colleagues can call this support line, provided by the Money Advice Service, for free and impartial money advice from Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm. Call: 0800 448 0826

WhatsApp: Message +44 7701 342 744 on WhatsApp and send the Money Advice Service’s national support team a message for help with sorting out your debts, credit questions and pensions guidance.

In this podcast, listen to Rabeya, a bilingual psychotherapist who works at Nafsiyat Intercultural Therapy centre, explore the impact COVID-19 continues to have on people from black and minority ethic groups and how we can contribute to help those facing extra difficulties.

Nafsiyat are a charity who offer intercultural therapy in over 20 languages to people from diverse cultural communities. To find out more about the work Nafsiyat do, click here.

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It can be helpful to understand how the brain and body react to trauma so that we can make sense
of our reactions. When we are faced with a stressful event, our minds and bodies react automatically
to respond to the threat, so that we can protect ourselves from the danger and survive. These are
biological and physiological threat responses that are often not under our conscious control but are
the natural ways we react to danger.

This PDF guides you through the effect trauma has on the brain and body.

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The programme provides online access to a 12-week weight management programme which is designed to be personally tailored to support you on your journey to a healthier lifestyle. As a digital programme, it can be used anywhere, allowing you to complete the programme in your own time, at a pace that works for you. It can be tough to make changes, but with this digital programme you can take control of your weight and help reduce the risk of ill health, all in your own time, at your own pace.

It is free for all NHS staff.

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Stressful situations, such as the pandemic, armed conflict or refugee crises, and other reminders of upsetting memories can all contribute to PTSD symptoms re-emerging. These can be difficult to experience, but there are things you can do to cope. This easy-to-read infographic developed by the Traumatic Stress Clinic covers key symptoms and summarises things you can do to cope.

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People often experience sleep problems and have nightmares after traumatic experiences. Nightmares
can be similar to flashbacks and are often caused by being reminded of the traumatic events either during the day or at night.

This easy-to-read infographic developed by the Traumatic Stress Clinic summarises key things you can do to cope with nightmares and get a more restful night sleep.

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Grounding techniques use the five senses to connect you with the present and move your attention away from what’s going on in your mind. You can use them when you feel overwhelmed by thoughts and feelings.

This easy-to-read infographic from the Traumatic Stress Clinic guides you through practical advice on how to use grounding techniques to cope when you feel overwhelmed.