Wellbeing, health advice and support for health, social care and community staff in relation to the Covid-19 virus

Introduction

As staff working during Covid-19, we recognise that alongside supporting those around you, you will also have your own psychological and emotional needs at this time.

You are human. It is ok not to be ok. It is also ok to be ok or to move between feeling that you are coping and struggling. There is tailored and expert help and support there for us all - now and whenever we might need it. 

We have set up this web area to provide support and guidance to you, your colleagues, and everyone working within Joined Up Care Derbyshire. This can help us through these unprecedented professional and personal challenges. 

On this page, you can find out about how to access expert support, locally and nationally. You will have access to an up-to-date range of self-help resources, designed and selected to meet your needs at this time. Look out both for our ‘cup of tea’ resources ('I have five minutes') and also our ‘when you get a break’ resources ('I can find 10-20 minutes').

If you or someone else you know is feeling suicidal there are people you can talk to...

  • Speak to a friend, family member or someone you trust
  • Call the Samaritans 24-hour support service on telephone 116 123
  • Use the www.stayingsafe.net website for support, information and making your own safety plan
  • Contact NHS 111, though be aware of delays in accessing this service
  • Make an urgent appointment to see your GP, who may be operating a callback service
  • Ring 999
  • If you require urgent medical intervention go to your nearest emergency department, though be aware that there are increased demands on and transmission risks in emergency departments at this time.