NHS wellbeing hub to provide mental health support in South Yorkshire to over 50,000 key workers
The South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Health & Wellbeing Hub, provided by Vivup, is now live and will support over 50,000 NHS key workers.
The staff mental health and wellbeing hubs are being established by NHS England to provide healthcare workers with easy and instant access to evidence based mental health services and support. This strategy has been developed in response to the personal needs and demands identified across the NHS workforce throughout the pandemic. The hubs are free to access for all NHS staff enabling confidential fast track emotional and psychological support.
The South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Health & Wellbeing Hub is available to all NHS employees within the region including Barnsley, Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster and Bassetlaw. Regardless of an employee’s role, support is on hand 24/7, 365 days a year.
The hub itself has an online portal enabling access to a confidential telephone helpline and a wide range of online resources. Once a health worker accesses the hub helpline, they will be provided with a fast-track connection to a personal assessment and the appropriate support pathway. Online resources freely available to staff on the hub include podcasts, videos, mental health support apps, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) workbooks and webinars all led by experienced clinicians.
NHS employees within the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw region can access their Health & Wellbeing Hub at https://sybhealthandwellbeinghub.tercltd.co.uk/'
Tracey Paxton, MD of Vivup said: ‘This past 12 months has been unprecedented for our NHS workers. They have experienced tremendous pressure on a daily basis, and many have suffered mental health issues as a result. We have worked alongside the NHS’s South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw region to custom build their Resilience Hub and are delighted to currently be the only non-NHS provider to be awarded a staff mental health and wellbeing hub contract.”
Tracey, who has 30 years’ experience working within the NHS as a practicing clinician, continued: “We will be delivering ongoing support to the hub’s communications team and encouraging all NHS staff whether they are a porter, a nurse, a paramedic, a doctor or any other role within the region to seek help and not suffer in silence.”