There are a range of free support services provided by charities and other organisations aimed at supporting NHS staff during Covid-19. These are mostly external to the NHS and available and free for NHS staff to access.
Charities and helplines providing support for NHS personnel during Covid-19
A not-for-profit organisation providing a free Wellbeing Support Service for NHS health/care workers. Structured and highly skilled support is provided by volunteers aimed at enabling NHS staff wellbeing, success at work and achieving balance and connectedness.
An independent UK nationwide service delivering psychological support particularly to those who are, or have been, on the frontline of Covid-19. Support is provided by registered fully qualified, experienced psychotherapists, counsellors and psychologists to NHS staff dealing with work during Covid-19.
A mental health support helpline offering 24/7 support by call or text for frontline health, care, emergency, education and other key workers, provided by trained volunteers. The website also offers resources and tips for mental health.
The Sick Doctors Trust
Support for doctors, dentists and medical students who deal with with mental health problems or are concerned about use of drugs or alcohol.
- Nightingale Frontline
A leadership support service by the Florence Nightingale Foundation, providing support for leadership challenges faced by nurses and midwives working during the Covid-19 crisis.
- Hospice UK
A free bereavement support line, available for NHS staff during Covid-19.
Call: 0300 303 4434
- Bereavement and Trauma Support Line for Our Filipino Colleagues
Call: 0300 303 1115
Support for family and friends of NHS staff during Covid-19
- The Help Hub
Set up to support members of the public who may struggle with anxiety or need someone to talk to during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Help Hub offers a network of therapists aimed at providing a free service.
A confidential and free general help service for anyone who's struggling to cope in the general public, and can be accessed by texting 85258. Support is provided by trained volunteers who are supervised by clinical supervisors.