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Providing home care can be an emotionally and physically demanding job, but it is highly valued by those who receive care. Our staff often support those with serious health conditions and in some cases those who have a limited life expectancy, this in turn can take its toll.
This hub has been created to help our workforce access free support on a variety of issues, if and when you may require it.
We hope you find it useful, and don't forget, our team are always here to talk, no matter what your issue.
A free service provided by Professional Carers that offers you expert advice, invaluable information, specialist counselling and support. This may help you prepare for and successfully cope with major life events - the things that could, potentially, cause you anxiety and stress. Call freephone 0345 074 2799.
The NHS website has advice on how to get urgent help in a mental health crisis. NHS (www.nhs.uk) provides signposting when help is needed for a mental health crisis or emergency. This includes where to find a local NHS urgent mental health helpline in England. You can find out more using the link below.
The Care Workers’ Charity (CWC) provides up to 10 sessions with a qualified therapist through Red Umbrella, an accredited mental health organisation. The cost is met by CWC to help careworkers cope better with the challenges they face. To access this service click on the link below.
Cruse Helpline is run by trained bereavement volunteers, who offer emotional support to anyone affected by grief. They will give you space to talk about your feelings and help you to cope bet. Curseolunteers are completely non-judgemental and won’t share what you’ve told them with anyone else, unless you are in danger.
Several staff within Professional Carers have received specialist workplace training concerning Mental Health and can spot the triggers and signs of a mental health breakdown. To find out how to reach your champion confidentially, please contact your line manager or coordinator.
Living with a mental health problem can often have an impact on day to day life, making things that others might not think about a bit more difficult. Mind have put together these tips and guides to help you cope with everyday things like money, work, university and more.
If you don’t have enough money to live on, you might be able to get help to afford essentials like bills and food. This includes the Household Support Fund and Cost Of Living Payments. You can also find out more information about help to pay your energy bills and other essential costs.
No matter how much you do, physical activity can make a big difference to how you feel – boosting our mood and helping to reduce symptoms of anxiety and stress. Now is the perfect time to get active and make the first move for your mental health. Download some useful apps to help with this using the link below.
Our jobs, relationships, family life or money can all add to our levels of stress. This guide explains what stress is and has tips to help identify and control it, in ourselves and in our teams and workplaces.
This useful resource explains how some common lifestyle choices such as caffeine, alcohol, smoking and exercise might affect how well we sleep. It provide useful tips and how you can improve sleep you improve your wellbeing.
We know there’s a big link between mental wellbeing and financial wellbeing. Worrying about money can make our mental health worse, but poor mental wellbeing can also make it harder to manage finances. This resource provides some simple steps you can take to help yourself better understand your financial situation.
Working in care is challenging but highly rewarding. Thinking of joining us?
Click on the below link to find out more about our open vacancies.