Welcome to the Cheshire and Merseyside Resilience Hub

Tough day? Help is at hand. The Cheshire and Merseyside Resilience Hub is here to ensure all NHS and Social Care staff in the region have access to the right support, information and confidential psychological interventions they need through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Please browse our collection of resources to find what you need, from self-help to psychological help to training for your organisation. Resilience is strength. Let us help you find yours.

Stress, Anxiety and Self Care

Coping with Covid-19 stress for hospital workers

To all our colleagues affected by the coronavirus

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Understanding stress and mental health

A guide to help during these uncertain times.

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Coping with stress

Tips from the World Health Organisation

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FACE COVID Workbook

Practical steps for responding to the Corona crisis, using the principles of acceptance and commitment therapy

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Coronavirus anxiety workbook

A Tool to Help You Build Resilience During Difficult Times

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Living Amidst Global Uncertainty

A guide to living with worry and anxiety in uncertain times

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Panic – Support for you

A Self Help guide to Panic from the NHS

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Finding calm amongst the chaos

Quick, effective guided relaxation exercises

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Reset: Decompress Your Body and Mind

Guided relaxation from Headspace

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Guided Meditation

Mindfulness in the Himalayan Forests

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Guided Meditation

Meditation in the Yosemite Valley

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Relax with Progressive muscle relaxation

A guide to relaxation

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FACE COVID

How to respond effectively in these times

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Sleeping Problems

Sleeping Problems: Support for You

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Coping with trauma

Post-Traumatic Reactions

A guide to understanding and managing normal post-traumatic reactions for healthcare workers

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Managing Trauma

Strategies and tips for healthcare professionals to help manage trauma from RC Psych

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Self-help workbook for PTSD

A self-help workbook to help with the effects of PTSD

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Coronavirus – Dealing with Anxiety and Stress

A quick self –care guide for mental health and COVID 19

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Understanding Traumatic Stress

20 minute webinar for health care staff and leaders on understanding stress reactions during COVID-19

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Compassion fatigue can be common in healthcare workers

This quick PsychHub vid explains how to recognise it and offers some tips

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BMA advice for vicarious trauma

How to cope with the aftermath of traumatic incidents and spot the signs of trauma in those who have been involved in caring for others.

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How to Avoid Burnout

Recognising burnout and ways of helping ourselves

Learn what you can do to regain balance, feel positive and hopeful again.

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You are not alone

Supporting the psychological as well as the physical health of NHS workers.

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"take control of what you can control"

The toll of the virus on frontline staff.

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How do get to sleep

If you have difficultly falling sleep here are some excellent tips.

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5 steps to mental wellbeing

Trying these things could help you feel more positive and able to get the most out of life

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How to avoid Burnout from Bitesize Books

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8 changes to prevent Burnoutas a Healthcareprovider

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Resilience, Wellbeing and Peer Support

Excellent tips

Compassion Focused Therapy for coping with COVID 19

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Building your own resilience, health and wellbeing

A practical guide to building resilience, health and wellbeing

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Developing emotional resilience and wellbeing

A Practical guide for social workers

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Virtual Staff Common Rooms

An opportunity for our colleagues to come together virtually and to invest some time in supporting each other.

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Frontline workers and Covid 19

Tips for coping and enhancing resilience during the pandemic.

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Coming soon

Watch this space: In-house, facilitated Peer support networks, psychological self care, mindfulness and relaxation group sessions

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The Covid-19 Pandemic and Mental Health Difficulties

An article that discusses coping and resilience during the pandemic.

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Free Wellbeing Apps

Headspace

Meditation made simple

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Pzizz

Online sleep improvement programme

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Chill Panda

Learn to relax, manage your worries and improve wellbeing

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Unmind

Workplace mental health platform

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NHS in mind

Short interventions to help NHS staff alleviate and combat anxiety

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Liberate Meditation

Has partnered with the NHS to offer you a free subscription until June 2021 to the #1 meditation app for POC/BAME communities

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NHS Apps Library

Mental health apps

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NHS Trust Staff click here to self-refer

Manager Advice / Tips / Guidance

Tips for managers and leaders

Making a difference, feeling competent and supported by your organisation and team really matters

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Supporting mental wellbeing guidance

Mental wellbeing

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Supporting mental wellbeing for ICU staff

Advice for sustaining staff wellbeing in critical care during and beyond covid-19

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End of Shift Debrief Check in guide (GMRH)

Check-in guide

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Introducing Buddy Guides (GMRH)

Helping people look out for each other.

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The Buddy System Model

Working together

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Coming soon

Watch this space: In-house, facilitated Peer support networks, psychological self care, mindfulness and relaxation group sessions

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BPS Guidance

Psychological Needs of Healthcare Staff

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North West Leadership Academy

*New* Resources for Managers

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BPS Guidance

Guidance for supportive workplace changes post lockdown 

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Events and Webinars

Book on to NHS webinars for managers supporting wellbeing

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Compassionate Team Support webinar

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CMRHub consultation sessions for teams

Now Live

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Virtual Workshops

*New*

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Advice / Tips / Guidance

Coping with post viral fatigue

How to manage post-viral fatigue after COVID-19

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Recovering from COVID-19

NHS advice on managing individual symptoms

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Recovery from Coronavirus

Self-help doc on managing all symptoms

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Road to recovery

Road to Recovery video

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Long COVID – What it is and coping advice

Article from British Heart Foundation

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Post-COVID hub

Resources and support from British Lung Foundation

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Long Covid - Effects and Ways to Recover

A video discussing the effects of Long Covid and ways to recover. 

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Further Reading

Neuropsychological consequences of Covid-19

An in-depth look at the costs of COVID 19

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COVID 19

The long road to recovery Podcast

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Coping Advice

BPS Supporting yourself and others coping with death and grief

Coping with death and grief during the COVID 19 pandemic

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Bereavement (Mersey Care) PDF

Coping with bereavement: a self-help guide

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Death and grieving in a care home

Coping with loss during COVID 19

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End of Life Care and Post Bereavement Support

Shifting the Conversation from Difficult to Important

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Grief, bereavement and loss

Caring for someone with dementia

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Helplines

NHS Bereavement advice and support during coronavirus

Tel: 0800 260 0400

Cruse Bereavement Care

Tel: 0808 808 1677

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Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide

Tel: 0300 111 5065

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Bereavement: Hospice UK

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The Compassionate Friends UK

Tel: 0345 1232304

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Support children and young people after the death of a parent or sibling

Tel: 08088 020 021

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The WAY Foundation

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Coping Advice

Psychological wellbeing

A guide for parents, carers and guardians

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Looking after yourself

A guide to help with understanding and managing trauma

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Youngminds

Help for parents and carers supporting theur children during the coronavirus pandemic

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Emerging minds

Online resources to help support your children during COVID 19

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Every mind matters

Looking after your mental health, help for parents carers and children

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Coronavirus? What is it?

It can be scary to hear about a disease outbreak, but learning the facts can help ease your mind

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What is coronavirus?

A social story to help explain the coronavirus to children

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Be the pond…

A mindfulness exercise for kids

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Helplines

If you are struggling with self-isolation, coronavirus or it’s impacts you can visit YoungMinds

or can text YM to 85258 for free 24/7 support

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Kooth

Kooth offers emotional and mental health support for children and young people aged between 11 – 24 years and are available up to 10pm every day.

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Give Us a Shout

Struggling to cope text SHOUT to 852558

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Join other carers for a virtual cuppa

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If you’re worried about a child or young person contact the Parent

Helpline for free, confidential advice via the phone, email or webchat. 0808 802 5544(Free) or via the website

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Covid-19 and Mental Health Support

SHAP BAME support Halton, Knowsely and St Helens

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Covid 19 know your rights BAME

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Coronavirus your rights at work

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Association of Christian Counsellors

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Chinese Health & Wellbeing Clinic and COVID 19 information for the Chinese Community

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Covid-19 Resources for supporting Gypsy Traveller and Boater Communities

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Mental Health and BAMER communities

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Jewish Mental Health Support

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Chinese Mental Health support (GMRH)

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Black Womens Health & Family Support

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Neshomo GMJC Mental Health

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Webinars and Apps

BAME Network Webinar

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BAME Zoom Webinar

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Black and Minority Ethnic Network

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BME Leadership Network

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Culturally Diverse Sessions

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Caribbean and African health Network

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Black and Minority Ethnic Health and Wellbeing Service

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Cheshire, Halton & Warringotn REC

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Liberate meditation has partnered with the NHS to offer you a free subscription until 31st March 2021 to the #1 meditation app for POC/BAME communities

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Local Organisations

Liverpool Arabic centre

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Granby Toxteth Development Trust

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Somali Women’s Group

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Al-Ghazali Multicultural Centre

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The Greenhouse project

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SOLA arts

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MSDP- Merseryside Society for Deaf People

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Mary Seacole house

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Merseyside Polonia

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Pagoda arts

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RASA Merseyside

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Irish community care

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Al Rahma Mosque

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Taiseer Mosque

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Community spirit

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Muslim youth Helpline

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Muslim Community Helpline

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Where can I get Psychological Support?

The Resilience Hub can offer you a confidential, in-house psychological assessment, and following this, will arrange access for you to the right psychological support from the right place, as fast as possible. [Take me to the Resilience Hub self-referral form]

Alternatively, you can follow the purple links below to self-refer to your local primary care psychological support (IAPT) services. Many are prioritising NHS staff on their waiting lists.  If you are not sure which location is suitable for you, please use this NHS IAPT service finder https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/find-a-psychological-therapies-service/.

If you are in need of urgent or immediate mental health support or assistance, help is at hand. Please click here.

Liverpool

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Sefton

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West Cheshire

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Central Cheshire

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East Cheshire

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Wirral

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Halton, Knowsley, St. Helens and Wigan

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Warrington

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Anxiety UK

Tel: 03444 775 774

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Samaritans

Text: 116 123

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Papyrus

Tel: 0800 068 41 41

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Bipolar UK

No Telephone Number

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Shout

Text SHOUT to 85258

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Refuge

Tel: 0808 200 0247

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Mind

Tel: 0300 123 3393

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YoungMinds

Tel: 0808 802 5544

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Calm

0800 58 58 58

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National NHS staff support lines

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