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


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.

You will have your own ways of looking after your emotional wellbeing. There’s no ‘right’ way to cope right now, everyone is different. Keep doing what works for you. And if you need it, there is also tailored and additional support there for you.

We have set up this web area to provide some additional mental wellbeing support and signposting for everyone working within Joined Up Care Derbyshire. 

On these pages, 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 you know, is in immediate distress there are people you can talk to. You can:

  • Speak to a friend, family member or someone you trust
  • Call the Derbyshire Mental Health Support line on 0800 028 0077 (24 hours a day/seven days a week – low cost number)
  • Call the Samaritans 24-hour support service phone: 116 123 (free phone) or contact Samaritans online
  • Use the Staying Safe website for support, information and making your own safety plan
  • Make an urgent appointment to see your GP, who may be operating a call-back service. Contact NHS 111, though be aware of delays in accessing this service
  • In medical emergency and life-threatening situations only (where a person has taken an overdose or needs urgent medical attention) please dial 999 or attend your nearest hospital emergency department.