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
Our Frontline offers round-the-clock one-to-one support, along with a collection of resources, tips and ideas chosen to support your mental health as you do your work to protect us all and keep the country going. Text KEYWORKER to 85258 for a text conversation or call 116 123 for a phone conversation – all in confidence, with a trained volunteer, at any time.
Below, you’ll find some more details about the help that’s available, and some other things that we think you’ll find useful. When you can, take a moment and have a look through. We’ll keep it updated as we learn more about what’s helpful to you over the coming weeks and months.
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.