Our Frontline: support for key and essential workers
Whatever you do as a key worker, you’re playing a hugely important role right now, supporting so many others to go about their lives in safety. But it might feel tricky to take care of your wellbeing at the moment.
Let us help
To talk by text, text KEYWORKER to 85258, or to talk by phone, call 116 123 – free of charge, any time.
It’s all in confidence, with trained volunteers.
You’ll also find more support and advice in the resources below.
Resources in this toolkit:
Whatever you're going through, Samaritans are there to listen - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Essential services staff who are working on the frontlines can call free on 116 123 to speak in confidence with a trained listening volunteer.
While much of the country stays at home, key workers aren't in the same boat. This page has tips for taking care of your mental health and wellbeing, help with understanding difficult feelings, and ways to find support.
More resources to support key workers
The range of people who are out working during the pandemic is huge - from rail to retail to refuse. Choose your particular sector and we'll show you more resources to support your mental health.