Wellbeing at Work

Dates for your Diary

A Chance to Connect for Non-Clinical Teams The ‘Connect’ session is a safe space to explore and connect to how you and your colleagues have felt during these turbulent and uncertain times.   A strong purpose of the session is to support you to understand the emotional journey that comes from living with a crisis such as COVID 19. There will be a chance to talk about your journey in different ways using boats and roller-coasters. The session takes you through a process that will encourage you to reflect on what your current reality is, and to start exploring how you can move forwards towards a different mind-set that can support growth. How to book: Email Georgi Daluiso-King (georgi.daluiso@nhs.net) and specify which date you would like to attend. Each session can take 10 people; Georgi will let you know if the session has reached capacity when you book. You will be sent an MS teams invite the day before the session.

Art Club with Sarh James. Once every 2 weeks joins us for an hour of creative expression. Wednesday 5:30-6:30 Email Sarah James to join.

Dealing with Abusive and Aggressive Behaviours Working with abusive/aggressive behaviors – Training that focuses on strategies for deescalating abusive or aggressive behavior and supports staff to process the emotions that come alongside those interactions. We have filled our current slots but if you would like to attend a future date please email natalie.godfrey@nhs.net

Midday Mindfulness 15 minutes of virtual mindfulness to help you check in with yourself during the day. Click here to join the meeting. Everyday at 12 noon.

Meditation club An introduction to mindfullness. Tuesday 9th March 6-7pm, Monday 12 April 6-7pm. Email Una Nicholson to apply

Online Yoga running from 24th-31st we will be holding online yoga with Sue Lloyd. For all abilities from not-so bendy beginners to the extremely flexible experts. Please email Una Nicholson for details.

For Everyone

  • Coaching and Mentoring is available to any NHS or Social Care employee irrespective of pay grade or job role. It’s completely free and availble to anyone who wants to use it in their own time. Once registered, the process is confidential to both parties, who then manage the opportunity through the register website. The Academy offers excellent training, CPD and supervision to registered coaches and mentors, and carries the burden of administration and monitoring for best practice. Done properly, this is a very big responsibility and commitment. Click here to find out more information about the leadership academy and related opportunities.
  • Every Mind Matters is a NHS driven mental health campaign that includes resources for supporting wellbeingduring the coronavirus epidemic specifically. Click here to go to the Ever Mind Matters webiste.
  • Headspace is a mindfulness app which contains many free meditations and stress busting mindfulness exercises and is free for NHS workers. Click here to sign up to the Headspace app for NHS workers.
  • Intensive Care Society Wellbeing page with resources and wellbeing blogs. Click here to go to the ICS website.
  • Let’s Talk About Loneliness is a free resource to help support and share advice around the importance of social connections. Click here to access the free online resources.
  • SPFT Mental Health Courses are available to anyone with a Sussex based GP. They include both supporting wellbeing and mental health as well as creative/arts based courses. Click here to go to the sussex recovery website.
  • Staff in Mind is a confidential NHS service for health and care staff who may be experiencing emotional or psychological difficulties.Funded by NHS England and Improvement, the service offers an independent, confidential and rapid mental wellbeing assessment. It also provides priority access to treatment services for people who – for whatever reason – may be less likely to seek help or may prefer not to access the occupational health and wellbeing support that is available where they work.  Click here to access Staff In Mind.
  • The Sussex Mental Health line is a 24/7 telephone line providing confidential psychological advice and support. You can access the line by calling 0300 5000 101.

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For SCFT Staff

  • Connect 01273 242031, sc-tr.connect@nhs.net Monday to Friday, 9am – 3pm   Providing dedicated wellbeing help and support to staff, Connect is a confidential service that is available for individuals and teams at this challenging time.
  • HR Advice 01273 242060 Monday to Friday, 9am – 4:30pm   Providing dedicated support and advice to line managers for all queries relating to members of their teams, including questions about COVID-19. This line has been set up to help you and your team members stay well and at work.  
  • Occupational Health COVID-19 Helpline 01273 242282, option 2 Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm  
  • The Pulse has some useful resources in a Health and Wellbeing section (click here for link to pulse resources) which has a telephone line dedicated to wellbeing help and supporting staff.

For Here Staff

  • Employee Assist is operating a normal service and can be contacted using the below:   From UK Landline: 0800 111 6387 From abroad: +44 845 330 5132 Text phone users dial 18001 followed by 0800 111 6387 (For management support): 0800 111 6385 www.my-eap.com/login If the employees want to use the website the user log in is ‘herewell’

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