Welcome to the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent ‘Supporting our People’ health and wellbeing resource guide.
The purpose of this guide is to help you focus on looking after your own mental health and wellbeing and that of others. Each week, we will focus on a new topic, sharing resources, tips and advice.
NHS & Social Care staff support line (7am–11pm 7 days a week) 0300 131 7000
Alternatively you can text FRONTLINE to 85258 for support 24/7 via text
Bereavement support line (8am–8pm 7 days a week) 0300 303 4434
The COVID-19 outbreak has changed the lives of everyone in the UK in numerous ways. For many, living with uncertainty, managing loss, and being disconnected from loved ones has been taking a toll on wellbeing. Some staff in social care and NHS settings have faced additional stressors of increased workload and role changes, in addition to worries about becoming ill or taking illness home to loved ones.
During this time, it is important to refuel and look after your own wellbeing by finding a balance between caring for others and prioritising your own needs. Practicing self-care can help to improve mood, reduce worry, and improve our relationships with others. Below are some key aspects of self-care which will be expanded upon over the coming weeks.