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NHS Staff Support

NHS Practitioner Health Service

Practitioner Health is a free, confidential NHS primary care mental health and addiction service with expertise in treating health & care professionals. Please note that NHS PH is not a crisis service. If you are in crisis or feel unsafe or at risk to yourself or others, then you should contact 111/999, your own GP or attend your nearest Emergency Department/A&E as soon as possible. NHSPH does provide a crisis text service and you can access this by texting "NHSPH" to 85258.

Telephone: 0300 0303 300

Email: prac.health@nhs.net

Doctors in Distress

Doctors in Distress provides support for all healthcare workers (not just doctors) that feel stressed, burnt out and in need of support. If you would like to join one of our peer support groups where you can come and share with others in the same situation, please visit our website https://doctors-in- distress.org.uk/programme/ where you will be directed to a list of programmes we currently have running for all healthcare workers.  Please note we are not a therapy or crisis service.

If you would like to contact us, please email contact@doctors-in- distress.org.uk

Healthcare Worker’s Foundation

The Healthcare Workers’ Foundation is a registered charity founded by healthcare workers, for healthcare workers, to address crucial welfare and wellbeing needs"

For more information please visit: www. healthcareworkersfoundation. org

Covid Support

Covid Support Community

Our Member Led Covid Support Community is a managed safe space for those affected by Covid-19, including those with Long Covid and suffering from trauma, loss, grief, and bereavement. We have a variety of Courses, Live Events, Groups, and much more – all entirely free to access.

For more information please visit: 

https://community. covidaidcharity.org/

Long Covid

Long Covid Support is a registered charity in England and Wales, formed by a group of people struggling to recover from Covid-19; there work spanning peer support, advocacy and research.

For more information please visit: 

https://www.longcovid. org/

If you suffer with Long Covid and/ or a carer of someone with Long Covid and would like to join a peer support group please visit: 

https://www.facebook. com/groups/longcovid

Grief and Bereavement


The UK’s leading bereavement charity. We help people through one of the most painful times in life – with bereavement support, information and campaigning.

For more information please visit: 


Marie Curie

The UK's leading end of life charity, providing hands-on nursing and hospice care, a free support line and a wealth of information and support on all aspects of dying, death and bereavement.”Please contact: 0800 090 2309 or for more information please visit: www.mariecurie.org.uk/ help/support/

Hospice UK

Hospice UK is the national charity for hospice and end of life care.  We work to ensure everyone affected by death, dying and bereavement gets the care and support they need, when they need it.

For more information please visit: www.hospiceuk.org/ information-and-support

Mental Health


“Samaritans is here every day and night for anyone who’s struggling to cope, who needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure. We’re also here not only for the moment of crisis but to prevent the crisis. We offer listening and support to people and communities in times of need.

Every life lost to suicide is a tragedy, and Samaritans’ vision is that fewer people die by suicide.”

Anyone can contact Samaritans FREE any time from any phone on 116 123, even a mobile without credit. This number won’t show up on your phone bill. Or you can visit 



We are Mind. Every year, one in four of us will experience a mental health problem. But hundreds of thousands of people are still struggling.

We believe no-one should have to face a mental health problem alone. We’ll listen, give you support and advice, and fight your corner.

Our team provides information on a range of topics including self-harming, types of mental health problem where to get help medication and alternative treatments advocacy. We will look for details of help and support in your own area.

Contact us on info@mind.org.uk

Or phone 0300 123 3393  Open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (except for bank holidays).

Or TEXT: 86463

Phone calls from UK landlines are charged at local rates. Charges from mobile telephones vary considerably. The charge for your call will depend on your mobile phone provider and the contract that you have with them. Mind does not get any money from telephone calls.

If you are a Frontline Staff member please visit: https://www. mentalhealthatwork.org.uk/ toolkit/ourfrontline-health/ for more specific advice



N Ireland:

If you are in distress or despair or know someone who is call Lifeline 0808 808 8000 – Northern Ireland only 24/7 crisis helpline – free from all landlines and mobiles. https://www. lifelinehelpline.info

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