Mental health support – for professionals

We recognise that times are particularly tough in health and care settings at the moment, and we want to be able to offer you further wellbeing support.  There are a number of ways you can ask for help, or just a listening ear.

Guidance for health and wellbeing of the adult social care workforce.

Supporting you

  • NAViGO and North East Lincolnshire MIND offer out of hours mental health support. Feel lonely in the evenings? Need help managing your mental health? You can log on to Safespace through Zoom and speak to trained mental health professionals – for free!
  • North East Lincolnshire MIND also offer wellbeing courses.
  • The Wellbeing Service offers support to improve health and mental wellbeing.  You can ring them for help on 01472 235500, or contact them via their online referral form
  • Single point of access (SPA) 01472 256256 option 3 – for all local mental health help, you will speak to a trained mental health advisor who will be able to provide you with advice and information to support you, including access to crisis response services
  • The North East Lincolnshire Bereavement Support Service is delivered by St Andrew’s Hospice in partnership with Cruse bereavement care  and the Care Plus Group, offering specialist care to anyone who has suffered a bereavement
  • Macmillan Specialist Palliative Care, 01472 250623 provide support for people within their own homes, hospital, residential or nursing home. The Macmillan Palliative Care Team work in partnership with St Andrew’s Hospice , the Haven Team and Macmillan Living with and Beyond Cancer Team
  • Giveusashout are a national service available for people working in the health and care sector – which may suit those staff who don’t want to see someone face to face. To access free, confidential, anonymous text support service text ‘Shout’ 85258
  • MindEd has been put together to provide care and health workers with specific advice for managing your mental health during COVID-19. There is advice on managing stress and how to help each other, as well as dealing with trauma and bereavement
  • Hospice UK have launched an Adult Social Care Bereavement and Trauma line. You can speak to a specialist counsellor on 0300 303 4434. They are available between 8:00am and 8:00pm to support you if you have experienced a bereavement, have witnessed traumatic deaths as part of your work or need to discuss any other anxiety or emotional issues you are experiencing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Samaritans, 0300 1317000 have introduced a confidential emotional support line for social care staff that is free to access from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm, 7 days a week
  • Evidence suggests there are 5 steps you can take to improve your mental health and wellbeing

Wellbeing check in

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Related documents

Safespace out of hours mental health support for North East Lincolnshire (PDF, 114KB)

Useful websites

Page last updated: 06 Oct 2023