Health and wellbeing > Mental health and wellbeing

Please note that further down this page you’ll find information and resources that discuss suicide prevention and awareness. Information on support services for people experiencing eating disorders are also included in the resources section.

These are naturally difficult topics which some readers may find distressing.


Mental health and wellbeing

One in four adults and one in ten children experience mental illness with many more of us knowing or caring for people who do.

As colleagues working in health and care, prioritising our own mental health and wellbeing is vital to us providing safe, high quality care for the local communities we serve.

This page provides information, videos and wider resources around mental health and wellbeing including support available locally from the Humber and North Yorkshire (HNY) Resilience Hub as well as further afield.

Support for colleagues who need urgent help

For support, information and resources around other areas of colleague health and wellbeing, please visit our health and wellbeing home page or use the quick links section further down this page.


The Humber and North Yorkshire Resilience Hub

The Humber and North Yorkshire (HNY) Resilience Hub supports health, care and emergency services staff across our region with free and completely confidential advice and support services that can help with a range of issues.

The Hub runs indepedendently to any services offered by your employer.

You can self-refer by completing the Hub’s online wellbeing questionnaire, by calling 03300 022 044 (Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm) or by emailing hny.resiliencehub@nhs.net.


Suicide awareness and prevention

Anyone can suffer from suicidal thoughts but every one of us can make a difference. Our Partnership is committed to preventing suicide by reducing the stigma around talking about suicide and this work is led by a newly appointed suicide prevention lead at NHS Humber and North Yorkshire Integrated Care Board (ICB).

Our #TalkSuicide campaign has been created to provide colleagues with access to the free suicide prevention training available from the Zero Suicide Alliance. Since the campaign began in January 2019, nearly 20,000 people across Humber and North Yorkshire have completed the training.

You can access the Zero Suicide Alliance training online.

#TalkSuicide is a suicide prevention campaign. If you’re feeling suicidal and need urgent help, or if you’re worried about someone you know, help is available from the services below:

  • Samaritans – call 116 123
    24 hours-a-day, 365 days-a-year
  • CALM – call 0800 585 858
    5pm to midnight, 365 days-a-year
    Originally set-up for men but open to all gender identities
  • Papyrus – call 0800 068 41 41
    24 hours-a-day, 365 days-a-year
    For children and young people under the age of 35 or those concerned that a young person could be thinking about suicide

Our People app

Our People is a free app available for colleagues working in health and care across Humber and North Yorkshire.

The app is part of the HNY Resilience Hub but builds on the Hub’s services by offering a range of self-help resources for busy colleagues ‘on the go’. It’s designed to maintain and improve the wellbeing, physical and mental health of busy staff around five ways to wellbeing:

  • Be active
  • Connect
  • Take notice
  • Keep learning
  • Give

The app is designed to make looking after our wellbeing fun and interactive and provides us with the tools to build healthy, positive habits into our everyday lives.

Sometimes the smallest change can make a big difference and a little daily reminder can go a long way to maintaining those changes. Our People includes a personal, digital wellness coach called Charley, who can help us to create and continue small daily habits that can boost our wellbeing and help us to become happier and healthier at home and at work.

Image gives instructions on how to find and download the Humber and North Yorkshire staff wellbeing app.

A series of weekly posts provide wellbeing advice and support alongside a self-help catalogue, including a range of materials and podcasts that give us the tools at our fingertips to help manage our wellbeing positively.

If you’re looking for a little extra motivation you can also take part in challenges with other health, care and emergency service colleagues and track your progress along the way.

For anyone needing more in-depth mental health support, you can also refer to the Humber and North Yorkshire Resilience Hub who can provide additional support and advice. Take the next steps to maintain and support your wellbeing and download Our People through iOS or Google Play


Humber Recovery and Wellbeing College

The Humber Recovery and Wellbeing college provides peer-led education as a route to meaningful mental health recovery. The college work alongside and support students, volunteers, community organisations and healthcare professionals to coproduce an educational programme that responds to self-defined needs of a collective student body.

The college facilitates and delivers a range of free, co-produced courses, workshops and other opportunities for learning. Personal lived experience, strengths-based peer learning, grassroots co-production and shared decision-making is at the centre of what is on offer. Educational resources are a result of blending different kinds of knowledge and experience, harnessing the expertise that comes from both professional training and real lived experience.

Visit the Humber Recovery and Wellbeing College website for more information on the range of e-courses and live video-call sessions on the e-learning platform. You can sign up to join the college here.

You can also contact the college by email or call 01482 389124.

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Resources (click to open)

Useful links

CALM

  • Call 0800 585 858
  • Online chat also available
  • 5pm to midnight, 365 days-a-year
  • Originally set-up for men but open to all gender identities

Papyrus

  • Call 0808 068 41 41
  • Text and email options also available
  • Confidential support for children and young people under the age of 35 or those concerned that a young person could be thinking about suicide)

Samaritans

  • Call 116 123
  • Online chat and email options also available
  • 24 hours-a-day, 365 days-a-year

Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast Clubs

BEAT – support with eating disorders

How are you feeling, NHS? – online toolkit with links to resources from NHS Employers

Humber Recovery and Wellbeing College

HNY Resilience Hub

Miricyl – online database of mental health services by location

Pride in our Health LGBT+ Health Hub – includes local and national services for our LGBT+ communities

TalkED – support with eating disorders

Qwell – online chat, community forums and guided self-help tools

You can also find a range of support services for disabled colleagues as well as parent / guardian carers of disabled children or young people on our UK Disability History Month page.


Quick links

Our health and wellbeing pages provide information on a range of topics for colleagues working in health and care across Humber and North Yorkshire. You can use the following links to navigate to a page quickly:

Health and wellbeing home

>> I NEED URGENT HELP

>> Financial wellbeing

>> General health and wellbeing

>> Mental health and wellbeing (you are here)

>> Men’s health

>> Women’s health and the menopause


Get in touch

We are committed to working in partnership across Humber and North Yorkshire to prioritise the health and wellbeing of all colleagues working in health and care.

This page is maintained by the best place to work team and you can get in touch by emailing HNY.Wellbeing@nhs.net.

This page was last updated on Monday 10 June 2024.

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