Mental health and wellbeing is about how we think and feel. Good mental health and wellbeing helps us enjoy life and cope well with life’s challenges.
Our mental health and wellbeing goes up and down. It can be affected by life events including work stress or problems with family or friends.
It is normal to feel happy when something good happens, feel angry or sad when something bad happens, or to be scared or anxious if something is worrying you. Part of keeping good mental health is being aware of the difference between your normal emotions and feelings, and those that you may need extra support with for example major life events
Its okay not to be okay, and sometimes a little extra support can make a difference. See below a range of options to help you
Psychology 1-1 Staff Support
The Staff Psychological Services team is here to ensure that staff can access support to help optimise their wellbeing and to help teams enhance their functioning through 1-1 short term or long term support.
Spiritual Care is available to all staff. Chaplains provide a compassionate, non-judgmental presence to people of all faiths and no faith. Chaplains can provide support around stress management, burnout, personal or family problems, work challenges, grief, and, of course, spiritual concerns. GLBTQ+ safe space.
Contact via the switchboard : 01387 246246
Grief and Loss
Most people experience grief when they lose something or someone important to them. If these feelings are affecting your life, there are things you can try that may help as well as advice and support available
SilverCloud is a completely confidential internet-based system that provides tailored programs to support with mental health using different types of easy to use, interactive content and tools. Will help to learn new ways to approach challenges. Designed to be flexible and fit with your schedule
Through science-backed meditation and mindfulness tools, Headspace helps you create life-changing habits to support your mental health and find a healthier, happier you.
A smart phone based app that provides help to symptoms of worry and anxiety using CBT techniques, voice and animation
Trauma Informed Practice
A framework to reduce the effects of trauma through training, awareness and responsive support and environments.