At North Bristol NHS Trust, the health and wellbeing of our staff is as important to us as our patients. We are proud of the comprehensive programme of support available for staff to access.
What support will be available to me at the Trust?
We are proud of the support we are able to provide our staff, which includes:
- Our Employee Assistance Programme helpline, a 24/07 service in which you can obtain confidential advise, support and counselling, including (but not limited to):
- Financial information
- Legal information
- Stress and Anxiety
- Housing Concerns
- An opportunity to attend Schwartz Rounds, a confidential space that takes place monthly for staff from all areas of the trust to come together to reflect on the emotional impact that work has on us.
- Access to a Health Check station, which provides instant and confidentional Health MOT's and advice
- Our Physio Direct Service which gives all staff direct access to a physio consultation by telephone, and further treatment if required in the Physiotherapy Department in Brunel.
- Support from our Staff Wellbeing Psychology Team, providing practical evidence-based approaches to enhance self care and team care.
- Mental Health Wellbeing Champions and Mental Health First Aiders, providing support if you need it. We also have a TRiM Network, which provides peer to peer trauma intervention support.
- We also hosted our inaugral 'Wellness in Nature' event in September 2020, in partnership with our Sustainable Healthcare Team.
How is the Trust supporting staff during Covid-19?
We recognise that these are unprecedented times, and it is important that we look after ourselves, now more than ever, so we can continue to provide the exceptional care for our patients. Our Trust have a library of resources available for staff to access, which includes on-demand videos, coach and mentoring schemes and activities that can be undertaken to support individual and team well-being.
20 Minute Care Space
The purpose of #20mincarespace is to provide a space for self-care through facilitated connection and support. They have been designed to support staff during this unprecedented time of uncertainty.
This #Menshealthweek let’s talk even if we are social distancing. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a #20minutescarespace session for your team or for practical advice and support contact our Employee Assistance Programme 24/7 on 0800 030 5182 pic.twitter.com/tTpsa54oG6— NBT Staff Wellbeing (@NBTWellbeing) June 15, 2020
Me and My Team
These coaching sessions are designed to support managers with brief and practical sessios around supporting their staff, communicating around covid and looking after their own wellbeing as a manager. These sessions are run by our Psychology Wellbeing Team virtually and in person.
Our NBT Psychology Wellbeing Team have also published the following videos to provide some top tips on how to manage anxiety and stresses during this difficult time of unprescedented uncertainty.
Managing anxiety - NBT Psychology Wellbeing Team
NHS Employers has published a range of national initiatives to support staff at this time.
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Award-winning Health and Wellbeing support
We are extremely proud that the Trust has been nominated and won multiple awards for the Health and Wellbeing support available for staff, including:
- NHS Parliamentary Award
- CIPD People Management Awards 2019 - Finalist
- REBA's Employee Wellbeing Awards 2019 Most Improved
- REBA's Employee Wellbeing Awards 2020 - Most Effective Development to a Wellbeing Strategy (Public and Non-Profit sector)
- Recognition from NHS Employers on the impact our Health and Wellbeing support has had for our staff
- Nomination for the 2020 Parliamentary Awards for our NBT Staff Wellbeing Psychology Team
We’re proud of our @NBTWellbeing Psychology Team receiving a nomination from @darrenpjones— North Bristol NHS (@NorthBristolNHS) September 24, 2020
This year it’s been so vital to protect the wellbeing of our staff and the team have worked around the clock to ensure that psychological support is available 🕓https://t.co/oxGROPbP64 pic.twitter.com/sGrofuLk5R