Its important to look after yourself

These difficult circumstances can be scary and can affect our wellbeing. There are many things we can do to support and manage our wellbeing during these times. Find out about all the support available to you as a NLC colleague during the COVID-19 outbreak, here on NL Life.

You can also access a counselling and advice service, Time for Talking, by phoning 0800 970 3980 or visiting www.timefortalking.co.uk.

Please note that for the next four weeks, there will be no face-to-face counselling sessions but they will be available by phone or Skype.

There is also information and support available online at:

www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/mental-health-problems-introduction/self-care/

www.samh.org.uk/about-mental-health/self-help-and-wellbeing

www.mentalhealthsupport.co.uk/ns/

https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/mental-health-considerations.pdf

www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/coronavirus-covid-19-staying-at-home-tips/

National wellbeing hub for people working in Health and Social Care. NHS 24’s health and social care workforce new wellbeing line number is: 0800 111 4191, which has been introduced to complement the support offered through the National Wellbeing Hub. Further information is available here.

Sleepio and Daylight apps – all Health & Social Care staff in Scotland have free access to these apps until 31st December. Click on the link for more information.

All staff have access to mental health and well-being support and resources on WorkwellNL at https://www.nllife.co.uk/workwellnl/ and specific mental wellness resources at https://www.nllife.co.uk/workwell-nl-mental-wellness-home-page/.

Mental Health apps assessed against NHS standards can be reviewed here https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/category/mental-health/.

If you’re worried about your financial situation during this difficult time or are struggling to cope and need support, information and advice is available here on NL Life.

Updated on 27th August 2020

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