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Welcome to our Wellbeing Pages

Here we have collated resources and services for NHS staff wellbeing. We hope you will find them useful, and welcome any additions you would like us to include. Please get in touch with your suggestions at

Quick Help Guide

Browse the Wellbeing Resources and Services Available

Browse the Mindfulness Resources and Services Available

Browse the Freebies, Benefits and Discounts offered to Barts Health Staff

Browse our books, resources and board games to help your wellbeing


Our Libraries

Soft Skills eBook Collection

Bookboon, our soft skills e-library, contains many wellbeing and mindfulness books that staff can read online or download and keep in perpetuity. Titles include "Total Wellbeing: From Stress to Success" and "Manage Your Persnal Energy", amongst others. Access this collection via our Digital Library WeShare page.


Our libraries at Whipps Cross and Newham house print collections of leisure reads including mindfulness and wellbeing texts, plus relaxing spaces to read them in. 

Our Staff Wellbeing Evidence Updates

Our @BartsNHSLibrary twitter feed features lots of wellbeing links, updated daily.

If you would like to receive a monthly bulletin detailing the latest guidance, news and research on the topic of staff wellbeing directly to your inbox, then sign up for our Evidence Update..

You can browse our previous editions on the Digital Library WeShare page.

Quick Help Guide

  Compiled by Claire Davis, Wellbeing Lead at Whipps Cross Hospital:

Work Related Support:

  • Employee Wellbeing Service (occupational health): 0203 594 6609 between 8am and 8pm. 

  • Barts Health Occupational Health:

Mon-Sun, 0800-1700: 0203 594 6547 0207 377 7855

Out of hours: 07753 319 182 07831 833 868 07564 848 562

  • Legal issues, debt, family care and work related concerns, including managers who want advice, contact Employee Assistance 24/7 on 0800 085 1376
  • Guardian Service: to seek independent advice or get help speaking up about something concerning at work, including excessive hours, contact the independent and confidential service 24/7 on 0333 003 2241, or
  • Able Futures can help you manage your mental health at work. They offer monthly contact over up to nine months: 

Mon-Fri, 08:00-22:30: 0800 321 3137 │ 0800 321 3137 

Personal Support:

  • Practitioner Health Programme: doctors, dentists and medical students are able to self-refer to access fully confidential therapeutic and other mental health related support

  • Frontline 19
    Frontline19 is delivering supervision, debriefing and emotional support to healthcare workers. Visit to be quickly matched with a professional psychologist, counsellor or psychotherapist offering free online sessions.

  • National NHS staff support helpline:
    Operated by the Samaritans providing confidential listening and specialist advice for NHS staff - including coaching, bereavement care, mental health and financial help (07:00-23:00, seven days a week)
    Phone: 0300 131 7000
    Text FRONTLINE to 85258

  • Barts Health Counselling Service

24/7: 0800 085 1376 020 7938 0963

For managers / supervisors (24/7): 0800 085 3805

  • Bereavement support:

Cruse Bereavement Care:

  • Local Talking Therapies:

If you feel more anxious or your mood is lower than usual, you will be fast-tracked by your local talking therapies service – Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) can be found by searching for “IAPT” and the name of the borough in which you live. They offer online materials, groups and/or sessions with a therapist.

  • Coaching & Support:

Project5 is a bespoke health service worker wellbeing service providing professional coaching and wellbeing support:

  • Faith based support

Barts Health Chaplaincy Staff Support: [via switchboard]

  • Trauma Response Network

TRN is a registered charity which provides free and anonymous trauma support by qualified EMDR therapists. They are currently offering therapy to support people online suffering from acute anxiety or PTSD due to Coronavirus.

Crisis Support:

If you are having thoughts of suicide, are harming yourself or have thought about self-harm, it's important to tell someone.

  • Samaritans (24/7)

Call 116 123

Email (reply within 24hrs):

  • Shout Crisis Text Line

Text "SHOUT" to 85258

  • You can call 111 and ask for an urgent GP appointment, or present at A&E.
  • In a life-threatening emergency, phone 999