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, Social Care and Emergency Service staff within the region have access to the right support, information and confidential psychological interventions they need. Feel free to browse our collection of resources to find what you need, from self-help to psychological help to training for your organisation.

Please note, we are a 9am to 5pm non-crisis service. If you require urgent help, please click here to be redirected to the urgent care section.

Resilience is strength. Let us help you find yours.

Helpful resources for team managers and leaders

Understanding Psychological Wellbeing at Work

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Sustaining Wellbeing

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Sustaining Wellbeing for Staff

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Staff Guide to Delirium

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Managing Trauma in your Staff

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Managing Trauma

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Managers Tips

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How to Huddle

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Helpful resources for staff

Traumatic Events at Work

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Switch off, relax and unwind

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Moral Distress

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Managing Shift Work And Fatigue

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Managing Bereavement

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Job Burnout In Intensive Care

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End Of Shift Wellbeing Checklist

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Calm And In Control Managing Stress In IC

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Approaching Selfcare

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A Mindful Minute At Your Workstation

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Stress, Anxiety and Self Care

Coping with Covid-19 stress

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 health, social care & emergency service workers

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Managing Trauma

Strategies and tips for healthcare, social care and emergency service 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 all NHS, Social Care and Emergency Service 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

Managing Difficult Feelings

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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Support for Ambulance Staff

How to manage your mental wellbeing

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How to manage stress and anxiety

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Seeking help for a mental health problem

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Supporting a colleague with a mental health problem

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How to support someone’s mental wellbeing

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Coping with what you’ve experienced during coronavirus

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Looking after your mental health - Mind Video

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Managing your mental wellbeing at work (Mind video)

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Managing Ambulance Fatigue

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Support for Police staff

How to manage your mental wellbeing

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How to manage stress & anxiety

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Seeking help for a mental health problem

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Supporting a colleague with a mental health problem

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How to support someone’s mental wellbeing

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Coping with what you’ve experienced during coronavirus

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Covid19 Resilience for front line officers

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Covid19 Resilience for Chief Officers and Leaders

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Covid19 Resilience for the Policing Brain

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How Resilient is your thinking? (policing brain infographic)

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Help for people who are busy helping people (infogrpahic)

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Finding your feet (infographic)

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Space making (infographic)

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Working in isolation (infographic)

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Looking after your Mental Health (Mind Video)

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Managing Mental Health at work (Mind video)

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Support for Fire & Rescue Staff

How to manage stress and anxiety

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Seeking help for a mental health problem

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Supporting a colleague with a mental health problem

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How to support someone’s mental wellbeing

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Coping with what you’ve experienced during coronavirus

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Managing your mental wellbeing at work (Mind video)

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NHS, Social Care & Emergency Service staff self refer here

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

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 well-being

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Compassionate Team Support webinar

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CMRHub consultation sessions for teams

Now Live

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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

SHAP’s BAME Community Development Scheme aims to improve access to mental health and wellbeing services for Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups  living and/or working in Halton, Knowsley, and St Helens

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Covid 19 know your rights BAME

Guidance for BAME members

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Coronavirus your rights at work

Since the beginning of the pandemic, UNISON have been fighting to protect it's members who are at the forefront of the COVID-19 response.

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Association of Christian Counsellors

Facilitating provision by Christians of quality counselling, psychotherapy and pastoral care.

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Chinese Health & Wellbeing Clinic

The Chinese Information Centre (CHIC) aims to provide culturally appropriate health information service and to provide links between statutory services and the Chinese Community

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Covid-19 Resources for supporting Gypsy Traveller and Boater Communities

Friends, Families, and Travellers: Working Towards Equality

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Mental Health and BAMER communities

Supporting Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic, and Refugee (BAMER) communities to get the right support for mental distress - this includes problems with moods or thoughts that affect how people cope with everyday life, help in a crisis, and an advocate providing one-to-one support.  

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Jewish Mental Health Support

JAMH is an umbrella organisation with a vision to provide a one-stop-shop for mental health needs 

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Chinese Mental Health support (GMRH)

Wai Yin Society has been supporting, empowering, and working in partnership with Chinese individuals and families for more than 30 years.

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Black Womens Health & Family Support

Working at the heart of the community, equipping women with the practical skills and knowledge needed to overcome cultural, social, economic, and language barriers

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Neshomo GMJC Mental Health

Neshomo is a Jewish, culturally sensitive, confidential mental health charity for adults.

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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

Liverpool Arabic Centre (LAC) is a local charitable organisation developed by local people to advocate the social and economic well-being, improve the health and advance the education of the Arabic community

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Granby Toxteth Development Trust

Granby Toxteth Development Trust is an independent, local charitable organisation which is based in the Toxteth area of Liverpool. We are the community anchor organisation for the neighbourhood.

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Somali Women’s Group

Granby Somali Women’s Group provides services to all women, children, and families residing in the Princes Park Ward.

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Al-Ghazali Multicultural Centre

A community centre that responds to the needs of the diverse local community

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The Greenhouse project

The Greenhouse Project designs talent strategies that change the game for your talent success

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SOLA arts

A participant-led charity passionate about supporting people who are vulnerable 

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MSDP- Merseryside Society for Deaf People

MSDP working in partnerships, bringing together Deaf* and hearing communities to create more accessible services.

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Mary Seacole house

Mary Seacole House was set up to provide support services to local primarily BAMER people who are experiencing mental illness.

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Merseyside Polonia

Merseyside Polonia was set up to raise awareness of the Polish Community and culture among the local community, supporting the development of Polish

  • to support community development of Polish and other communities
  • to build community cohesion by increasing understanding between communities representing different cultural backgrounds

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Pagoda arts

Pagoda Arts aspires to be a high-quality organisation; to introduce Chinese Culture to a wide and diverse community and to develop our unique Youth Orchestra to be at the cutting edge of contemporary and classical Chinese and Western music

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RASA Merseyside

RASA Merseyside is a professional counselling and support service that exists solely to improve the mental and physical well-being of individuals impacted by sexual violence at some point in their lives

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Irish community care

Valuing, promoting and celebrating the rich history, culture, heritage, and invaluable contribution our communities make to life here in the UK.

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Al Rahma Mosque

Providing support to all members of the ‎Muslim community and organise activities that appeal to the diverse body of ‎members and the wider community.‎

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Taiseer Mosque

The Liverpool Islamic Centre encompasses is a range of multifunctional activities focusing on ‎developing personal potential and resources, particularly for the youth.

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Community spirit

The Health Foundation's aim is a healthier population, supported by high-quality health care that can be equitably accessed.

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Muslim youth Helpline

Faith and culturally sensitive support by phone, live chat, WhatsApp or email. We offer non-judgmental, confidential support 7 days a week, 365 days a year including bank holidays and Eid.

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Muslim Community Helpline

The Muslim Community Helpline is a confidential, non-judgemental listening and emotional support service.

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Were can I get local 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 green lozenges 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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Trusted Helplines

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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Veteran Support

In light of the recent events in Afghanistan, we want to ensure that our veteran community and their families who work within the NHS and social care services are supported during what may be a very challenging time.

If you find yourself needing extra support, here are a range of first hand services who can provide help:

  • Veterans and their families in England can access the specialist NHS Op Courage services
  • Anyone in the UK or overseas can contact the Veterans’ Gateway helpline on 0808 802 1212, or visit the website for advice and signposting to further support, including for families and the bereaved.
  • Staff can contact the Samaritans helpline on this dedicated number for NHS staff:  0800 069 6222.
  • There are also a number of military charities which offer advice and support, all of which are members of The Contact Group, a collaboration of organisations working together to improve mental health support to the UK armed forces community:
  1. COMBAT STRESS
  2. Walking with the wounded
  3. Help for Heroes – Hidden Wounds Service
  4. Royal British Legion 
  5. Help For Heroes
  6. SSAFA

Domestic Abuse Support

Merseyside Domestic Violence Service Liverpool

Phone: 07802 722703 

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South Liverpool Domestic Abuse Services

Call 0151 494 2222  

or freephone 0800 083 7114 

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Sefton Women's & Children's Aid

Call 0151 922 8606 

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Victim Support

Call 08 08 16 89 111 

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Savera UK

LCVS | Liverpool Charity and Voluntary Services 

151 Dale St, Liverpool L2 2AH 

0800 107 0726  

Cheshire Without Abuse

Call 01270 250390  

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RASA Merseyside

Call 0151 666 1392  

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Local Solutions

Call 0151 709 0990 

The IDVA (independent domestic violence advisors) service is provided to male and females in the Liverpool area who have been identified as being at HIGH RISK of ongoing domestic abuse.  

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PSS

Call 0151 702 5555 

Unit 16, Eleanor Rathbone House, 24 Derby Rd, Liverpool L5 9PR  

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The First Step

Call 0151 548 3333 The First Step Centre, 

The Old Schoolhouse, Huyton, Knowsley, L36 0UX  

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Safe 2 Speak

Call 01744 743200  

4 Corporation St, Saint Helens WA9 1DL  

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Wellbeing Events

Katumba - Movement & Drumming - Fri 9th December

Katumba Drumming-Music, Movement, Mindfulness sessions- You'll experience a mix of all the practices Katumba uses to support your wellbeing, whilst providing loads of fun: drumming, body percussion, movement, mindfulness, all in the most accessible and inclusive way!

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Katumba - Movement & Drumming - Fri 29th January

Katumba Drumming-Music, Movement, Mindfulness sessions- You'll experience a mix of all the practices Katumba uses to support your wellbeing, whilst providing loads of fun: drumming, body percussion, movement, mindfulness, all in the most accessible and inclusive way!

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Katumba - Movement & Drumming - Fri 24th February

Katumba Drumming-Music, Movement, Mindfulness sessions- You'll experience a mix of all the practices Katumba uses to support your wellbeing, whilst providing loads of fun: drumming, body percussion, movement, mindfulness, all in the most accessible and inclusive way!

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Katumba - Movement & Drumming - Fri 24th March

Katumba Drumming-Music, Movement, Mindfulness sessions- You'll experience a mix of all the practices Katumba uses to support your wellbeing, whilst providing loads of fun: drumming, body percussion, movement, mindfulness, all in the most accessible and inclusive way!

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Wellbeing Workshops

The Cheshire and Merseyside Resilience Hub offer a range of virtual wellbeing workshops for all NHS, Social Care & Emergency Service staff and managers. These workshops will provide an understanding of what well-being means in the context of the Covid19 pandemic, information on common difficulties and self-help techniques to improve and maintain well-being.

The meetings will take place either using Zoom or MS Teams. The workshops will be interactive but there is no pressure to participate – and you can have your camera on or off as you prefer. Please note, these workshops are educational rather than therapeutic (although we hope you will get some great benefits from them).

If you think you need to access psychological support for yourself, please complete our self referral form to book one-to-one time with one of our psychological staff.

Please click in to each of the workshop titles below to get more details or register.

Health and Wellbeing Champions - Supporting the health and wellbeing of your male colleagues 17th November (NHSE)

Following the national launch event for Health and Wellbeing Champions on 13 July 2021, NHS England and Improvement committed to providing Champions with monthly development sessions focussing on key topics to enhance your role as a Champion.

This session will focus on: 

Supporting the health and wellbeing of your male colleagues

In association with Men’s Health Awareness Month, November 2022. 

Please note the Teams link will be shared 24 hours ahead of the session taking place.   We suggest in the meantime you place a hold in your diary until the link is shared. 

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Psychological Self Care for Teams- 25th November (CMRH)

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Civility & Respect 'Speak up' - NHS England - 23rd November (NHSE)

The NHS England Civility and Respect programme presents: Reach Out, Speak Up, Take Care: a series of events.

This is the second of three events and focuses on speaking up. Guest speakers, discussions and presentations will focus on how to 'speak up', practically, morally and feeling safe when doing so.

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Civility & Respect 'Take Care' - NHS England - 30th November (NHSE)

The NHS England Civility and Respect programme presents: Reach Out, Speak Up, Take Care: a series of events.

This is the final of the three events in this series and focus on 'Taking Care'. Guest speakers, discussions and presentations will focus on what other support is available to you.

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Psychological Self Care for Individuals - 9th December (CMRH)

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Health and Wellbeing Champions - Being inclusive over the festive period 15th Dec (NHSE)

Following the national launch event for Health and Wellbeing Champions on 13 July 2021, NHS England and Improvement committed to providing Champions with monthly development sessions focussing on key topics to enhance your role as a Champion.

This session will focus on: 

Being inclusive over the festive period 

Please note the Teams link will be shared 24 hours ahead of the session taking place.   We suggest in the meantime you place a hold in your diary until the link is shared. 

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Psychological Self Care for Teams- 16th December (CMRH)

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Health and Wellbeing Champions - Supporting your colleagues with their emotional wellbeing 19th Jan (NHSE)

Following the national launch event for Health and Wellbeing Champions on 13 July 2021, NHS England and Improvement committed to providing Champions with monthly development sessions focussing on key topics to enhance your role as a Champion.

This session will focus on: 

Supporting your colleagues with their emotional wellbeing 

Please note the Teams link will be shared 24 hours ahead of the session taking place.   We suggest in the meantime you place a hold in your diary until the link is shared. 

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Health and Wellbeing Champions- Understanding perimenopause and andropause 25th Jan (NHSE)

Following the success of our Introduction to Menopause session on 25 May 2022, this is one of multiple follow up sessions for those wanting to learn more about how they can support their colleagues going through the menopause, as a Health and Wellbeing Champion or as a Menopause Champion.

Recent feedback from our Champions has highlighted an interest in finding out more information about the signs and symptoms of the perimenopasue and the andropause. This session will focus on how you can recognise those signs and support your colleagues in the workplace. This session will be delivered by colleagues who specialise in providing support to those going through the menopause (agenda TBC).

Please note the Teams link will be shared 24 hours ahead of the session taking place.   We suggest in the meantime you place a hold in your diary until the link is shared. 

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Health and Wellbeing Champions - Your personal development – what's next for you as a Champion? 16th Feb (NHSE)

Following the national launch event for Health and Wellbeing Champions on 13 July 2021, NHS England and Improvement committed to providing Champions with monthly development sessions focussing on key topics to enhance your role as a Champion.

This session will focus on: 

Your personal development - What's next for you as a Champion? 

Please note the Teams link will be shared 24 hours ahead of the session taking place.   We suggest in the meantime you place a hold in your diary until the link is shared. 

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Health and Wellbeing Champions - Celebrating success, two years of HWB Champions 16th March (NHSE)

Following the national launch event for Health and Wellbeing Champions on 13 July 2021, NHS England and Improvement committed to providing Champions with monthly development sessions focussing on key topics to enhance your role as a Champion.

This session will focus on: 

Celebrating success, two years of Health and Wellbeing Champions 

Please note the Teams link will be shared 24 hours ahead of the session taking place.   We suggest in the meantime you place a hold in your diary until the link is shared. 

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Sleep Group

Sleep is something that impacts our functioning in all aspects of our life. Without good, refreshing sleep we may feel irritable, forgetful and have trouble concentrating. Sleep difficulties can make us feel unwell and run-down. It can also be very frustrating when we are unable to sleep. You might notice that going to bed becomes a source of anxiety.

Aims of the group:  To support group members to explore techniques and gain some introductory education around sleep.

It is hoped that it will help people in making manageable changes in sleep routines and to learn techniques to aid better sleep. The group will include the following areas:

 

  1. Understanding different factors that can impact our sleeping patterns
  2. Considering sleep facts and myths
  3. How to establish good sleep habits
  4. Tools to use to improve sleep, including Mindfulness and relaxation exercises
  5.  Tips for shift workers and for working from home
  6. Techniques for dealing with nightmares

 

*Please note that we would advise that you check out any underlying health concerns with a GP to rule out any physical nature of the difficulties. The group is a psychological and not medical intervention

Sign up to the sleep group

This will take you to our referral form - at the top of the form, please select: "Psychology-Educational Group – A 4-session Sleep Group"

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Training Opportunities

Leading well for staff health and wellbeing in the NHS - (The Kings Fund)

A 3 week course for staff to develop an understanding of leading well. This course is FREE and offered by The Kings Fund.

The health and wellbeing of NHS staff is essential to the quality of care provided to patients, service users and communities.

The Covid-19 pandemic placed unprecedented pressures on the health care workforce and is now compounding longstanding inequalities. Inadequate resourcing and chronic excessive workloads pre-date the pandemic, when stress, absenteeism and retention were already at very concerning levels.

Deepen your understanding of the health and wellbeing needs of your staff

The role of a manager and leader in protecting, supporting and promoting the health and wellbeing of staff has never been more necessary and urgent. Even if many of the forces that undermine workforce health are beyond the gift of any individual to change or influence, there are still things that managers and leaders can do to create cultures of care that foster wellbeing and create better mental and physical health.

Learning from specialists in leadership and organisational development within the UK health and care sector, you’ll explore different leadership styles and reflect on how your personal style impacts on staff health and wellbeing.

Learn where to focus your attention as an effective leader

You’ll consider how physiological, structural, cultural, and individual interventions and needs can inform a leader’s approach to supporting staff wellbeing.

Referencing real-life case studies, you’ll be able to shape a more inclusive and equitable work environment.

Put your leadership and communication skills into action and develop a culture of care

You’ll finish this course by exploring emotional self-awareness and self-compassion as a foundation for effective leadership, learning how to foster team dynamics using open dialogues, problem-solving, and inquiry and advocacy.

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Handling difficult situations with compassion – training programme (NHSE)

NHS England is pleased to announce the extension of a national training programme – ‘Handling difficult situations – Caring for yourself and others with compassion’.

The is a 3 hour course and will be offered via Ms Teams. Delegates will need permission from their line manager. 

This training course is targeted at colleagues in patient-facing, frontline roles across all sectors of the NHS, who may not have received any training of this type before and aims to teach colleagues the skills and techniques to handle difficult situations with compassion, including using appropriate communication techniques and active listening skills, whilst focussing on how to keep yourself safe and seek support if you feel affected by a situation.

The skills learnt in the training are considered transferable and can be used in a wide range of difficult situations, for example where patients may present in a challenging or distressed manner, during instances of uncivil behaviour or when speaking about difficult topics of conversation.  The training also offers insight into models of self-awareness, self-compassion and emotional intelligence – all of which are important in looking after our own wellbeing, as well as that of others.

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Having safe & effective wellbeing conversations -online training (NHSE)

NHS England have co-designed a national training programme with support from a number of NHS organisations, that aims to offer delegates an opportunity to learn more about what a wellbeing conversation is, when it may be appropriate to initiate one and provide them with additional knowledge and skills to have safe and compassionate conversations about various aspects of wellbeing.  The programme, delivered by trained professionals from Passe Partout, also advises how to safely signpost staff to additional support when needed, and offer an opportunity to practice a conversation in a safe, supportive and non-judgmental space of the session.

The programme is aimed at line managers (of any profession, banding or grade), peers and colleagues working across the NHS in roles which have caring responsibilities for staff – for example clinical and educational supervisors, team leaders, members of staff networks, health and wellbeing champions or Wellbeing Guardians.

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Becoming and Health & Wellbeing Champion (NHSE)

A Health and Wellbeing Champion role is not intended to be a full time, new or paid role within an organisation.  It is intended to be filled by colleagues within an organisation or team, who have a particular interest in health and wellbeing and who are keen to support the wellbeing of their colleagues.  This could include colleagues who work in similar roles already, such as occupational health teams, HR, health and wellbeing teams or local staff networks.

We would encourage the Champions are appointed from a range of roles across the organisation, covering a variety of grades, and who have capacity and support from their line manager to be a Champion.

Alongside any local support your organisation has put in place, NHS England is offering a monthly development programme for Champions, with themed online learning sessions and the opportunity to join a safe space where you can share learning with other Champions. 

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Health and Wellbeing Champions - Supporting the health and wellbeing of your male colleagues 17th November (NHSE)

Following the national launch event for Health and Wellbeing Champions on 13 July 2021, NHS England and Improvement committed to providing Champions with monthly development sessions focussing on key topics to enhance your role as a Champion.

This session will focus on: 

Supporting the health and wellbeing of your male colleagues

In association with Men’s Health Awareness Month, November 2022. 

Please note the Teams link will be shared 24 hours ahead of the session taking place.   We suggest in the meantime you place a hold in your diary until the link is shared. 

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Health and Wellbeing Champions - Being inclusive over the festive period 15th Dec (NHSE)

Following the national launch event for Health and Wellbeing Champions on 13 July 2021, NHS England and Improvement committed to providing Champions with monthly development sessions focussing on key topics to enhance your role as a Champion.

This session will focus on: 

Being inclusive over the festive period 

Please note the Teams link will be shared 24 hours ahead of the session taking place.   We suggest in the meantime you place a hold in your diary until the link is shared. 

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Health and Wellbeing Champions - Supporting your colleagues with their emotional wellbeing 19th Jan (NHSE)

Following the national launch event for Health and Wellbeing Champions on 13 July 2021, NHS England and Improvement committed to providing Champions with monthly development sessions focussing on key topics to enhance your role as a Champion.

This session will focus on: 

Supporting your colleagues with their emotional wellbeing 

Please note the Teams link will be shared 24 hours ahead of the session taking place.   We suggest in the meantime you place a hold in your diary until the link is shared. 

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Health and Wellbeing Champions- Understanding perimenopause and andropause 25th Jan (NHSE)

Following the success of our Introduction to Menopause session on 25 May 2022, this is one of multiple follow up sessions for those wanting to learn more about how they can support their colleagues going through the menopause, as a Health and Wellbeing Champion or as a Menopause Champion.

Recent feedback from our Champions has highlighted an interest in finding out more information about the signs and symptoms of the perimenopasue and the andropause. This session will focus on how you can recognise those signs and support your colleagues in the workplace. This session will be delivered by colleagues who specialise in providing support to those going through the menopause (agenda TBC).

Please note the Teams link will be shared 24 hours ahead of the session taking place.   We suggest in the meantime you place a hold in your diary until the link is shared. 

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Health and Wellbeing Champions - Your personal development – what's next for you as a Champion? 16th Feb (NHSE)

Following the national launch event for Health and Wellbeing Champions on 13 July 2021, NHS England and Improvement committed to providing Champions with monthly development sessions focussing on key topics to enhance your role as a Champion.

This session will focus on: 

Your personal development - What's next for you as a Champion? 

Please note the Teams link will be shared 24 hours ahead of the session taking place.   We suggest in the meantime you place a hold in your diary until the link is shared. 

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Health and Wellbeing Champions - Celebrating success, two years of HWB Champions 16th March (NHSE)

Following the national launch event for Health and Wellbeing Champions on 13 July 2021, NHS England and Improvement committed to providing Champions with monthly development sessions focussing on key topics to enhance your role as a Champion.

This session will focus on: 

Celebrating success, two years of Health and Wellbeing Champions 

Please note the Teams link will be shared 24 hours ahead of the session taking place.   We suggest in the meantime you place a hold in your diary until the link is shared. 

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If you would like any pathway support around: Finances, Debt Management, Housing, Physical well-being, Family Caring Roles, Addiction/Substance Misuse, or Social Interactions - please fill in the brief form below with some contact details and our Pathways Advisor will get in touch with you.

Please note, this is a signposting advice service only. If you think you might benefit from emotional or psychological support, please instead fill in our Hub self-referral form for psychological support

CMRH have partnered with Relate - the relationship people, to bring a range of free and confidential counselling sessions to staff members - who might be having trouble with any relationship. This relationship could be with a partner, a friend, your children. 

Staff members are entitled to get 1 x 30 min phone call and 6 x counselling sessions for free - all part of the health and wellbeing offer from CMRH. This partnership is 100% confidential and no details will be shared. 

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