Practical Health and Wellbeing Support

Financial Support

We recognise that this is a difficult time for our NHS people and we know that financial concerns have consistently been in the top five reasons our people call the free support helpline run by the Samaritans.

So, we’ve partnered with the Money Advice Service to bring you financial wellbeing support to help you manage your finances at home.

For more information please click here

Support for Parents

Place2Be has launched a free programme of support and arts and craft resources for keyworker parents and carers, including all NHS colleagues, to support the mental health and wellbeing of their children.

For more information please click here

Cityparents’ programme offers expertise and support to help you balance work with family life.

Cityparents has offered their online programme of support and resources to NHS employees without charge until 30 June 2021.

The programme consists of a curated collection of positive and practical support for working parents, delivered through expert-led webinars/seminars, advice, peer insights, online articles, blogs and podcasts. All Cityparents content is relevant for working parents and carers, spanning careers, wellbeing and parenting topics. Their aim is to help working parents and those with caring responsibilities develop skills, enhance family life, improve wellbeing and support work/life balance.

For more information please click here


We’ve partnered with Project5 to make free 1-2-1, confidential support sessions available for our NHS people. Project5 is led by Clinicians and coaches and can link you to professionals with the skills to assist at a time of crisis.

To find support at Project5 please click here

A new wellbeing website and free behavioural coaching service created specifically for NHS, primary care and county council staff

To find out more click here

Advice, tips and tools to help you make the best choices about your health and wellbeing.

For more information please click here

NHS staff have been given free access to a number of wellbeing apps to support with their mental health and wellbeing.  Our NHS colleagues are invited to sign up to these apps, using their work email address, for support with managing stress and anxiety, building resilience, aiding better sleep, and taking a moment to be mindful.

Click each link below for more information, including how to access support and when this free offer expires.

Bright Sky - free to download, confidential mobile app providing support and information for anyone who may be in an abusive relationship or those concerned about someone they know.

Cityparents - The Cityparents programme consists of a curated collection of positive and practical support for working parents, delivered through expert-led webinars/seminars, advice, peer insights, online articles, blogs and podcast.

Headspace - a science-backed app in mindfulness and meditation, providing unique tools and resources to help reduce stress, build resilience, and aid better sleep.

#StayAlive - a suicide prevention resource for the UK, packed full of useful information and tools to help you stay safe in crisis.

Unmind - a mental health platform that empowers staff to proactively improve their mental wellbeing.

A new staff support service to help staff who experience Long Covid or Menopause symptoms has been launched in your area. This free service will be open to all staff who work in one of the twelve Hertfordshire and West Essex ICS organisations (including all the NHS trusts, local county councils and the East of England Ambulance Trust).

This staff support service will aim to help staff with Long Covid or Menopause through helping them with their symptoms which include: fatigue, breathlessness, brain fog, anxiety issues and joint pain.

Support will be provided through fast access to a multi-disciplinary team consisting of a respiratory physiotherapist, occupational therapist, mental health specialists, GP with a special interest in menopause alongside an array of complementary therapies and lifestyle programmes. Some of the therapies and programmes include: breathlessness programmes, specific exercise classes, insomnia programmes, Yoga/Pilates classes for staff with Long Covid/ Menopause, acupuncture sessions and much more.

Some of the therapies will operate throughout satellite bases in the Hertfordshire and West Essex  and others will be remotely based.

Not only can the service team help those staff who are experiencing symptoms whilst at work but also help those staff who are off long term sick with Long Covid or Menopause.

Please contact us on: to find out more about this service and how to be referred into this service.