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

Staff health and wellbeing - supporting you during COVID-19 pandemic booklet front coverHealth and wellbeing plan

Please download our Health and wellbeing plan 2021-2025.

Supporting 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 Wellbeing posterIn-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 (7.00am-11.00pm) for free wellbeing support. Or text FRONTLINE to 85258 (24/7).
  • National bereavement support line - confidential, free and available seven days a week, 8.00am-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