Support available for our NHS people

We know that our NHS people are often faced with significant stresses. The NHS can only achieve the extraordinary things for patients that it does if the safety, health and wellbeing of our people is recognised as a key priority.

If you need someone to talk to, we have introduced a confidential staff support line, operated by the Samaritans and free to access from 7:00am – 11:00pm, seven days a week.  Please call 0800 069 6222 to speak to an advisor.

This support line is available to all our NHS colleagues who have had a tough day, who are feeling worried or overwhelmed, or who have a lot on their mind and need to talk it through.  Trained advisers will be available to help with signposting and confidential listening.

Alternatively, if you would prefer to speak to someone through text, you can access support by texting FRONTLINE to 85258 for support 24/7.

Alongside the above dedicated helpline, we also have a range of additional support offers in place for our NHS colleagues which suit a range of different health and wellbeing needs. Scroll through the options to find the one that works best for you.