NHS National Wellbeing Hub

NHS National Initiative

The National Wellbeing Hub provides online support for everyone working in health and social care services, unpaid carers, volunteers, and their families. In addition to providing a range of evidence-based resources, including access to digital programmes designed to help with mental health, and Coaching for Wellbeing. The Hub also acts as a pathway to a range of psychological support and treatment services. The National Wellbeing Helpline (0800 111 4191) is available to everyone working in health and social care services. It is a compassionate listening service based within NHS 24’s Mental Health Hub which you can access 24/7. Calls are responded to by trained Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWPs) who can provide a range of support, including the resources available through the National Wellbeing Hub. If needed, and only with your consent, Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners can also refer you on to your local staff support services for further support. Callers can choose to be referred to support services outwith their employing Board, if they prefer, as reciprocal arrangements have been put in place between Boards

Coaching for Wellbeing support is offered through a bespoke digital platform in partnership with NHS Education for Scotland. More than 5,000 hours of coaching have been allocated to-date to over 1,500 members of staff from across health and social care. More information on Coaching for Wellbeing, including instructions on how to apply, can be found at here.

Workforce Specialist Service is a confidential support service available for regulated staff who, as a result of their professional role, may experience difficulty accessing confidential assessment and treatment for mental health. The service is provided by health professionals who specialise in confidentially supporting regulated professionals with mental health issues including anxiety, depression or an addiction problem, in particular where these might affect their work.

Looking After Your Wellbeing – This is a very useful article which shares top tips for staying safe and well at work given the new challenges of long hours, demanding workloads, increased expectations and limited resources.

Anxiety - the National Wellbeing Hub tweeted about new content on Anxiety on Twitter and posted it on our other social media channel LinkedIn

They have developed various new resources – see below – to help and support everyone working in health and social work/social care services, wherever they work, through the challenging period ahead. The resources are intended to empower and encourage colleagues to look after their own, and their colleagues wellbeing. Some of the resources are targeted at staff in specific roles e.g. those working / volunteering in involved in contact tracing and vaccination centres; please do everything possible to make these staff and volunteers aware of them.

New events, posts, videos and articles will be posted via the links below

Available wellbeing webinar's and podcasts and key events planned - click here

NWH Twitter Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/company/national-wellbeing-hub 

NWH LinkedIn Page: https://twitter.com/NatWellbeingHub 

NWH on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCglAh14nLbVFGNe1gOLB7Qg 


    • March NHS Wellbeing EventsHealthcare Improvement Scotland, National Services Scotland, NHS Education for Scotland, Public Health Scotland, Scottish Ambulance Service

      Menopause Yoga

      We have partnered with Edinburgh Community Yoga to offer this opportunity.

      • Caroline will lead a live one-hour, online session. Caroline is a trauma-informed yoga teacher who has been practising yoga for 25 years. She has over 1000 hours of training and guides inclusive yoga classes in Edinburgh and online. She has a special interest in menopause.
      • Monday 21st March 2022 at 09:00-10:00 - click here for your ticket
      • Tuesday 29th March 2022 at 12:00-13:00 - click here for your ticket

      Sleep, glorious sleep!

      Everything you need to know…but never dared to ask.

      A live ‘sleep session’ and Q&A with Prof Colin Espie and Dr Simon Stuart

      • Colin is the Professor of Sleep Medicine at the University of Oxford where he is Director of the Experimental and Clinical Sleep Medicine research programme, and Clinical Director of the Sleep and Circadian Neurosciences Institute. He is also an Emeritus Professor of Clinical Psychology, at the University of Glasgow. He is internationally known for his work on insomnia and its treatment, using cognitive behavioural therapeutics (CBT). Colin is also the co-founder and Chief Scientist of Big Health.
      • Simon is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and the Digital Lead for Psychological Services at NHS Lanarkshire. Simon has led on the development and delivery of Lanarkshire Mind Matters - a digital mental health resource linking both the public and Health and Care Staff to evidence based mental health support, digital CBT and psychological services.
      • Monday 21st March 2022 at 13:00-14:00 - click here for your ticket


      Gentle Yoga

      We have partnered with Edinburgh Community Yoga to offer this opportunity. Caroline will lead a live one-hour, online session. Caroline is a trauma-informed yoga teacher who has been practising yoga for 25 years. She has over 1000 hours of training and guides inclusive yoga classes in Edinburgh and online.


      Money worries and financial wellbeing

      Financial stress costs us all dearly – the individual, their family and their employer.

      • The pandemic has resulted in many health and social care staff being worried about their personal finances and financial stability generally. Money worries can impact on your wellbeing or that of someone in your team and often it is not easy for people in these circumstances to ask for help and support with such issues.
      • In this webinar, Kevin Duffy, Scotland Partnership Manager with the Money and Pensions Service (MaPS), will provide an updated overview of the Money and Pensions Service (MaPS) and highlight some of their free information and resources available on MoneyHelper to support financial wellbeing.
      • MaPS is an arm’s-length body sponsored by the Department for Work and Pensions, and engages with HM Treasury on policy matters relating to financial capability and debt advice. Their mission is to ensure everyone in the UK can easily access the information they need to make the right financial decisions for them throughout their lives, making the most of their money and pensions.
      • Thursday 24th March 2022 at 11:00-12:00 - click here for a ticket