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NHS, social care or police staff? Take care of yourself with our priority Wellbeing Service

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in Mental health, Recovery and wellbeing on 20th May, 2020

This Mental Health Awareness Week it's important to take care of yourself, so that you can help to look after others.

There is likely to be a significant impact on the emotional wellbeing of NHS, social care staff and other frontline staff throughout this pandemic as well as the weeks and months afterwards. Many of our staff are experiencing first hand the challenges of adapting our mental health and learning disability services in the time of COVID-19, and we know that this may well be having an affect on you, as well as the people you support.

We recognise that during this time some additional support, either for yourself or for your teams, may be required and we have launched a priority Wellbeing Service for all NHS staff, social care staff and police staff across Devon.

If you need individual support, TALKWORKS, our existing NHS IAPT service providing psychological support, is offering fast track access to their service, which you can access from their website here. Alternatively, call 0300 555 3344.

TALKWORKS currently have an audio advert on Radio Exe, which plays five times a day over the next month as well as a static advert on the stations' website. You can listen to the advert here.

You can find out more about TALKWORKS and the services they offer everyone here. If you live in Plymouth and require support please visit www.livewellsouthwest.co.uk

With the focus of this year's Mental Health Awareness Week on kindness, please do remember to reserve some kindness for yourself, not just the people you care for, and ensure that you're asking for help if you feel you are struggling yourself. 

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