Wellbeing support by telephone for health and social care staff

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As the coronavirus crisis continues, there are increasing pressures for colleagues working across our health and social care system. This challenge isn’t like anything we’ve experienced before – so it’s more important than ever to take care of your own wellbeing.

If you work in the health or care sector – whatever your role, and whatever setting you work in – there is dedicated support for you, developed specifically for those experiencing the COVID-19 response. As well as a confidential 24/7 text service​Wellbeing support by text for health and social care staff Website As part of Our Frontline, Shout provides a free 24/7 text support service for social care and NHS staff who are working on the frontlines fighting COVID-19. Text FRONTLINE to 85258 to talk by text with a trained crisis volunteer.Free By: Shout View resource, you can speak by phone to a trained volunteer, every day of the week:

  • For NHS and social care staff in England, Samaritans have partnered with the NHS to launch a free, confidential wellbeing support line. It’s available from 7am to 11pm, 7 days a week, and is run by dedicated volunteers who’ll listen without judgment and can point you in the direction of other useful sources of support. Call 0800 069 6222 for free.
  • If you’re anywhere else in the UK can call on 116 123 to speak with a trained listening volunteer.

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