‘In Our Own Words’ at the Jackson Lane Arts Centre

Live performance of health & care staff experiences of the pandemic, this Thursday 26th May ‘In Our Own Words’ is a verbatim performance of a collection of reflections from staff over the past two years. These reflections chart the extreme challenges but also the incredible moments, memories and people who extended themselves and achieved so […]

Incorporating The 5 Ways of Wellbeing through a period of transition and into a weekly routine

Resource description: We know that our social and health care staff have faced a lot of uncertainty during the pandemic, and with rules and workplaces constantly changing, we know that this can impact our wellbeing. In KeepingWell NCL’s latest podcast, Emily Kenworthy, KeepingWell Hub Practioner and Occupational Therapist, draws from her experience and discusses The […]

Supporting NHS people affected by Long COVID

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‘Long COVID’ is commonly used to describe signs and symptoms that continue or develop after acute COVID-19. As of 18 May 2021, estimates by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) suggested that approximately 122,000 healthcare workers and 31,000 social care workers were self-reporting symptoms of Long COVID. The NHS has a range of support offers […]

Live Well – NHS health and wellbeing resources

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This resource offers information, tips and tools to help you make the best choices about your health and wellbeing. Part of the NHS website, Live Well collates guidance and resources in a number of different health areas, including: mental wellbeing, sleep and tiredness, exercise, eating well, sexual health, and more.

The Bright Sky app – domestic abuse support

Bright Sky is a free-to-download mobile app, providing support for anyone who may be in an abusive relationship or those concerned about someone they know. As well as information and advice, the app includes a UK-wide directory of specialist domestic abuse support services and questionnaires to assess the safety of a relationship. The app is […]

Better Health by Public Health England

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This resource offers tips, guidance and app recommendations to help people build healthier habits and lives. The Better Health website, run by Public Health England, offers resources around four core health areas: losing weight; getting active; quitting smoking, and drinking less. The content is based around the idea that healthier lives start with little changes. […]

NHS Employers – menopause guidance for managers

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This resource offers information on how menopause can affect people at work, and practical guidance for employers. Menopause symptoms can have a significant impact on people’s attendance and performance. This is not just a gender or age issue: menopause can impact colleagues both directly and indirectly. It’s vital that all managers understand how to support […]

Free relationship counselling for health and social care staff

Supporting staff and their relationships In demanding times, relationships of all kinds can come under pressure, and have an impact on our wellbeing at home and at work. Free, flexible, online relationship support is now available for health and social care staff, to support you when your relationships come under stress. This service, provided by […]

Seeking Support as Health and Care Staff: Changing the Narrative

‘My mental health matters too’: a staff wellbeing webinar Thursday 21st April, 1-2pm, via Zoom Many of us working in health and care services feel we need support now more than ever. But when it comes to seeking support, we can feel worried about what this says about us as a healer, helper, or carer […]