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Mental health

Self Care Tree: Managing prolonged stress at work and at home during the COVID-19 pandemic
Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health NHS Partnership Trust


Wellbeing support for care home staff
St Peter’s Hospice

Wellbeing toolkit
Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire CCG

Key workers: Taking care of your mental health

NHS-approved mental health resources related to COVID-19
Vita Health

Coronavirus Staff Resilience Hub
MindEd/NHS Health Education England


Care workforce COVID-19 app
The official channel for Department of Health and Social Care COVID-19 communications

Talk to Us – The Queen’s Nursing Institute’s listening service

Offering emotional support by phone to registered nurses working in the community. This service is for nurses working in care homes.If you would like to receive posters and cards to advertise this service within your organisation by mail, could you provide your details using this form.


Communicating with children about COVID-19: A guide for key worker parents and carers when talking to children
If you’re a key worker parent or carer, Dr Sarah Helps, a clinical psychologist and consultant family therapist at the Tavistock Clinic in North London, has shared this short podcast about family communication during the COVID pandemic (via NHS People).

CH resource pack supporting staff during covid19

Bristol Dementia Wellbeing Service, Devon Partnership NHS Trust (2020)

Skills for Care – looking after your own wellbeing

Skills for care (2020)

Skills for Care – Leading for Wellbeing – Resources

Skills for care (2020)

Social care staff who may be struggling to cope and need help can send a text message with ‘FRONTLINE’ to 85258 to start a conversation. This service is offered by Shout and is free on all major mobile networks – click here for more information

The Samaritans confidential staff support line is open for all social care staff who might be feeling increasingly stressed, anxious or overwhelmed. Call 0800 069 6222 (7am to 11pm, 7 days a week) – click here for more information

Hospice UK’s bereavement and trauma line is open for all social care staff. This offers a safe space to talk to a professional if you have experienced bereavement, trauma or anxiety. Call 0300 131 7000 (7am to 11pm, 7 days a week) – click here for more information