Wellbeing Support

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Resources for workforce wellbeing


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1. NHSE: Supporting our NHS People

Resources and Apps to help you manage your own health and wellbeing while looking after others

Website: https://www.england.nhs.uk/supporting-our-nhs-people/

PDF Document: Supporting our NHS People

Looking After You Too: Confidential coaching and support for the primary care workforce


Poster: https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/looking-after-you-poster.pdf


2. NHS Practitioner Health

Practitioner Health is a free, confidential NHS primary care mental health and addiction service with expertise in treating health & care professionals.  You can call 0300 0303 300 or email [email protected].


Access for Doctors and Dentists: https://www.practitionerhealth.nhs.uk/accessing-the-service-for-doctors-and-d

Access for NHS Workforce: https://www.practitionerhealth.nhs.uk/accessing-the-service-for-nhs-workforce

Flyer to download: https://www.practitionerhealth.nhs.uk/media/content/files/PH%20Flyer%20-%20England.pdf

SHOUT is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help. Practitioner Health have teamed up with SHOUT to create a confidential 24/7 text service for PH patients.

NHSPH to 85258.


3. BMA: Wellbeing Support

The BMA Wellbeing Support Service is confidential, free of charge and open to all doctors and medical students.


Call 0330 123 1245 and you will have the choice of speaking to a counsellor or taking the details of a doctor who you can contact for peer support or for further information please click on the link below:



4. NHS One You: Every Mind Matters

Every Mind Matters gives you simple and practical advice to get a healthier mind and get more out of life – from how to deal with stress and anxiety, to boosting our mood or sleeping better. It will help you spot the signs of common mental health conditions, get personalised practical self-care tips and information on further support. You’ll also learn about what you can do to help others.



5. For practice staff in Bedfordshire, Luton & Milton Keynes (BLMK)


BLMK Rise Programme:  Supporting primary care heroes

The pandemic has left many burnt out, overworked, overstretched, and tired and we find ourselves battling daily. Dealing with workload pressure, staff and organisational changes are taking a toll on many.  RISE is an offer from BLMK training hub to support all NHS primary care staff with current and ongoing difficulties on an individual and organizational level. The training hub, backed by NHS England, is committed provide tools, support, courses, and education for the workforce.

RISE: Supporting Primary Care Heroes


6. For practice staff in Herts & West Essex



7. Doctors in Distress

Doctors in Distress provides mental health for all health workers across the UK through confidential, facilitated peer support groups.



8. Directory of Mental Health Apps

Apps assessed against a range of NHS standards



LMC Pastoral Care Service

One of the most important roles of the LMC is to advise and support local GPs on a personal basis.  This can range from advice about an unusual dilemma from their clinical practice to a more personal matter about your own circumstances. We understand the importance of this role and have a suitably qualified and robust pastoral care team who operate on a completely confidential basis.

Doctors are notoriously bad at seeking help for medical problems, but illness in a GP may jeopardise their ability to care for patients and impact the working of a practice.  Experience has shown that doctors who run into problems with performance issues or partnership disputes are often ill. This may be physical illness or mental health problems, including alcohol or substance misuse and GPs are entitled to specialist support so that patients receive the best care.

If you believe that either you or a colleague might need help or support – whatever the problem – please contact the office immediately on 01438 880010.  Your call will be strictly confidential and referred immediately to our Pastoral Care Lead.



Pastoral Care