Staff health and wellbeing

(This is for staff who are working remotely and may not have access to the intranet.)

Health and wellbeing plan

Please download our Health and wellbeing plan 2021-2025.

Staff Health and Wellbeing booklet cover 252Supporting you during the COVID-19 pandemic

Download the booklet (pictured): Staff health and wellbeing - Supporting you during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Special Leave Form

If you need to self-isolate and will not be attending work for up to 14 days, please complete the COVID-19 Special Leave Form

Our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) (Life & Progress)

  • Call 0800 083 3375 on the 24/7 advisory telephone serviceas the initial point of contact for emotional and/or practical concerns
  • The EAP offers a range of practical and emotional support (including up to six telephone/virtual counselling appointments) and wellbeing webinars on the website
  • They also offer specialist management training and support (managing conflict, managing a team)
  • Please see the Life & Progress website (

Staff Health and Wellbeing poster 210215 - 400In-house support from Health and Wellbeing Team

(Includes counselling and clinical psychology.)

  • Up to six counselling appointments (face-to-face in GWH, or telephone/virtual)
  • In-reach training sessions (on self-care strategies, mindfulness, communication skills)
  • In-reach reflective/decompression groups (following a challenging incident/period)
  • 1:1 psychology mentoring support (e.g. how to have difficult conversations)

EAP and in-house support are confidential and available by self-referral for personal issues (e.g. stress at home, relationship difficulties, low mood, anxiety and bereavement) and/or work-related matters.

Further information is available in the Staff health and wellbeing section on the intranet.

Wobble Rooms

  • First floor: Chaplaincy Quiet Room
  • Ground floor: Physiotherapy department
  • Orbital offices: IT Director's office, next to reception.

External Support Telephone Services

  • National NHS staff support line - call 0800 069 6222 (7am-11pm) for free wellbeing support. Or text FRONTLINE to 85258 (24/7)
  • National bereavement support line - confidential, free and available seven days a week from 8.00am to 8.00pm - 0300 303 4434

Wellbeing apps available to download on your mobile device

(Search in your device's app store.)

  • Unmind Headspace
  • Sleepio
  • Liberate Meditation
  • Life & Progress EAP In Your Pocket
  • Wysa
  • Daylight
  • Dr Julian Appointment App

Mental Health First Aiders (MHFAs)

  • Staff members who have received the two-day mental health first aid training programme (Training facilitated by internal Health and Wellbeing Team, accredited by MHFA England)
  • MHFA training increases awareness of mental health difficulties, teaches skills in how to respond to colleagues who are experiencing such difficulties, and where to signpost them for support 
  • The list of our MHFAs is available in the Staff health and wellbeing section on the intranet
  • Contact the Health and Wellbeing team for more information about becoming a MHFA

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