Government signposts resources to support staff wellbeing

02 December, 2021 / infocus
 Will Peakin  

The Scottish Government has collated a list of resources to help support staff wellbeing.

It unveiled the Workforce Specialist Service, which offers confidential mental health assessments and treatment for all regulated health professionals providing NHS services, including independent contractors.

The Workspace Specialist Service joins a body of services also devoted to help support staff wellbeing. These include:

  • National Wellbeing Helpline (0800 111 4191): Trained practitioners at NHS 24 offer psychological support and provide a compassionate and empathic listening service, advice, signposting and onward referral to local services if required. This service is 24/7.
  • Leadership Support: Coaching, peer support and cross-sector learning sets
  • Coaching for Wellbeing: A digital coaching service for all health and social care staff
  • National Wellbeing Hub: A self-care and wellbeing resources for all staff, unpaid carers, volunteers and their families to enhance personal resilience and signpost to relevant mental health and support services.

There is also funding additional funding available to support psychological care, including £4 million set aside to provide resources for wellbeing. More information can be found at: Caring for those who care for us.

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