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National wellbeing support for our people

Our NHS people are doing extraordinary things in the face of an extraordinary challenge, and so need an extraordinary level of support.

This is why the NHS, nationally and locally, has developed a range of wellbeing support to care for and protect all of our NHS people, whether at the front line or in supporting services.

All our people can access a range of support online and over the phone:

  • Our local Berkshire ‘Wellbeing Support Line’ for NHS staff on 0300 365 8880 (available 2pm - 8pm everyday) or email COVID19Wellbeing@berkshire.nhs.uk, with clinically trained staff available to listen or offer ‘fast-track’ referrals into our mental health services
  • The free National NHS Support Line on 0300 131 7000 (available from 7am – 11pm every day, or text FRONTLINE to 85258), providing confidential listening from trained professionals and specialist advice - including coaching, bereavement care, mental health and financial help
  • Online training and resources for peer to peer, team and personal resilience support, including free to access apps such as:
  • The National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247 (24 hours a day) for urgent help or call our local ‘Wellbeing Support Line’ for support and advice on 0300 365 8880 (available 2pm - 8pm everyday)
  • The National Bereavement Support Line on 0300 303 4434 (8am – 8pm every day) for help on coping with grief and loss

Don’t work for the NHS?

If you need some mental health support but you don’t work for the NHS, you can still visit your GP and refer into our mental health services or self-refer into our Talking Therapies service.