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Mental Health

Able Futures

Able Futures can help you manage your mental health at work so you can enjoy more good days.

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Nafsiyat provides help to people experiencing psychological and emotional problems and who may be finding it difficult to access help because of barriers such as culture or language.

  • Counselling and support for NHS employees
  • Culturally sensitive counselling
  • Option of talking to someone in your mother-tongue language

Call 020 7263 6947


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Find information and support for your mental health.

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Better Health Every Mind Matters

Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. We have expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing.

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Accessible, experienced and customised support for all ages focused on helping people achieve good mental health and wellbeing.

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Psychological wellbeing support offered by Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust.

  • Recommended websites and resource directories re Wellbeing and CNTW recorded livecasts on YouTube.
  • Psychological support, triage and signposting for individual staff members via our helpline.
  • Psychological First Aid Training (trauma-informed Psychological Wellness training programme incorporating moral distress/injury and BAME issues) for people in leadership/management roles.
  • Support for people in leadership/management roles to implement facilitated reflective team sessions for their staff.

To access our helpline, telephone 0191 223 2030 (Monday to Friday 9am-6pm) excluding bank holidays.

To take up any other offers, email

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Talking Changes

Talking changes is a self-help, counselling and talking therapies service designed to help anyone living in the County Durham and Darlington area to deal with common mental health problems such as stress, anxiety or depression, as well as panic phoias obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and post-traumatic stress disorder.

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My Personal Wellbeing

My Personal Wellbeing

My Personal Wellbeing is a wellbeing diary. The aims of the diary are for you to understand the patterns in various aspects of your wellbeing.

What are the benefits of taking part:

  • It is hoped that this self-monitoring tool will help you manage and maintain good wellbeing.
  • Understand what contributes to or depletes your physical and emotional wellbeing.
  • Track changes and develop strategies for improving wellbeing.
  • The diary does not allow us to identify those who are at risk of harm or tailor advice to support needs.
  • However it is encouraged you reflect and use the following resources as a starting point to make improvements in your wellbeing.


This hub offers frontline staff in the NHS and care services help to manage your own wellbeing.

It has been drawn together using the best advice and tips from a large panel of international experts to guide you and your teams and has been created on behalf of Health Education England, in partnership with NHS E/I and is supported by Skills for Care.

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Mindfulness Sessions

The TEWV NHS Mindfulness Team is offering online mindfulness taster sessions to Public Sector staff within the Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys Trust area. You can sign up for free and no prior experience is required.

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Action For Happiness

Action for Happiness is a movement of people committed to building a happier and more caring society. We want to see a fundamentally different way of life - where people care less about what they can get just for themselves and more about the happiness of others.

Members of the movement make a simple pledge: to create more happiness in the world around them. We provide ideas and resources to enable people to take action at home, at work or in their community. Many of our members form local groups to take action together.

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Moral Injury

Moral injury describes the psychological harms that we might experience at work when poor decisions are made either by us or those in leadership positions in high-stakes situations and these contravene our moral code.

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A range of apps to support managing stress and anxiety, building resilience, being mindful, and aiding better sleep.

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