Lincolnshire's Staff Wellbeing Hub
The wellbeing of our health and care workers is hugely important to us.
We know that COVID-19 has caused staff to face a great deal of uncertainty, anxiety and pressure, particularly as many will have had to carry the emotional load for themselves, their families and those they care for.
But we also know that even without the pandemic, the pressure on the NHS can, at times, be overwhelming.
Emotional and psychological wellbeing is extremely important to us and we are determined to do all we can to support every single member of staff.
We have created the Staff Wellbeing Hub, which is facilitated by the LPFT Staff Wellbeing Service.
It can be reached by calling 01522 518609 between 9am to 5pm from Monday to Friday.
Alternatively, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
We have also been able to bring together a number of resources that can support you with your emotional wellbeing, as well as a dedicated wellbeing helpline when you just need to talk. You can find out more about that on the health and wellbeing support webpage here
Take the time to read through all the options available to you and remember you are not alone.
We are here to support you, just reach out and ask.
You can also refer directly to us for more individualised support and to receive priority access to our talking therapies service using the 'refer now' button to the right.
The Lincolnshire Staff Wellbeing Hub is facilitated by the Staff Wellbeing Service in LPFT. The Staff Wellbeing Service is rather like an occupational health service in that we are a team of clinicians providing discreet and confidential support to staff.
Although funded by LPFT the team is completely separate from any mainstream mental health services. We have our own dedicated building and dedicated clinical system, which is separate to all other services.
We know that it can be difficult to reach out for help particularly at times like these.
We have put some myth busters together below to answer some of your questions, and help you to understand a bit more about what to expect when you contact us.
Will my manager know I have called?
No, we keep all contacts to the hub confidential and no one will know you have called us unless you tell them yourself.
Will I get a mental health diagnosis if I contact the Hub?
This is very unlikely and would only happen if someone needed very specific treatment in relation to the difficulties they were experiencing. Any diagnosis is made through communication with the person and would not be shared with their manager or GP unless appropriate to do so and with their consent. The Staff Wellbeing Hub is about supporting staff with their emotional wellbeing rather than providing a diagnosis unless this is something the person wants support with and only if appropriate to their situation.
Do I have to be in a really desperate situation to call? I’m not that bad but I am still finding things tough?
Not at all. Staff can reach out for support for a variety of reasons and the support we offer is based on the person’s need. We can just be there to ‘let off steam’ or be a listening ear.
Will you share information with my GP?
No, but information will be shared with your GP unless you would like us to do so. This is not something we do as a matter of course. If you prefer not to share your GP details with us that is perfectly fine.
I feel weak if I call, I’m just holding it together, how can you help?
We can provide the support of a non-judgemental safe space for you to share any challenges you may be experiencing, at that particular time. Acknowledging that you may be struggling can be viewed as a strength, rather than a weakness.
Need help now
None of the services mentioned are an emergency service.
If you need immediate help please contact your GP or out of hours service.