Supporting your mental health and wellbeing
It is important that those experiencing mental ill health know they can talk about it and receive help if they need it. Those in a position of authority should also know what is required of them and how they can help if they are approached by someone who is experiencing mental ill health.
Resources are available that focus on:
- Supporting your Mental Health at Work; NHS Learners’ guide to accessing support for mental health at work
- Supervisors’ Guide to Supporting Learners’ Mental Health; For NHS staff, supervisors and line manager
Get help from a mental health charity
If you are concerned about yourself or a loved one, use the Hub of Hope to search for mental health charities in your local area, or find one that can help with a specific problem. It’s run by Chasing the Stigma, a national mental health charity.external
FutureLearn - What is anxiety and how can you deal with it?
In this article from FutureLearn you will find information about anxiety, how to notice the symptoms and how to find ways to improve your mental health.external
One You is a useful NHS website with external sources of support and information about what you can do to help yourself, together with apps to help you in daily life.external
Time to Change
Time to Change is a useful website in helping people to recognise mental health issues in yourself and others and has a number of different sources of support or services you can accessexternal
Burnout is a useful article from the BBC which may help you to recognise the signs of burnout or factors that may be contributing to it. There are numerous resources available online on this subject.external
Schwartz Rounds is confidential monthly meetings, where staff from different professions and backgrounds come together to discuss the non-clinical aspects of their work. There are many online resources available on this so here are a few that we think might be helpful to tell you what they are and how to access them.
If you have never heard of them, or your employer doesn’t offer them, then talk to your senior management team. You can ask then ask them if they will introduce you, as they are a very effective way of receiving support from your colleagues, whichever profession you are in.external