NPA Support:



A colourful, short guide with tips and exercises on topics such as looking after your wellbeing and how to stop worrying (available in several languages).


A range of websites, handouts, blogs and other tools for all front-line staff.


A guide for parents and carers with advices and links to other resources.

Free posters on: WELLBEING during COVID-19

A range of posters you can print out for your teams, covering: self-care, staff well-being, improving our workplace, managing your wellbeing and ‘Am I OK’?


Including Headspace, Unmind, Sleepio and Daylight – apps to help you sleep well, deal with anxiety, practice meditation and other tools to manage your wellbeing.

Pharmacy staff may need to use an NHSemail address – more information in the link above.

Support also available fro

WELLBEING HUB – from Pharmacist Support

Tips and resources for pharmacists and their teams including factsheets on exercise, sleep, healthy eating, mindfulness and more.

Care First

are offering two options (at discounted prices) that provide EAP services to your organisation that aim to improve wellbeing and support positive mental health.


Telephone support: If you/your team need to talk:


Listening friends (Pharmacist Support) 0808 168 5133

A listening ear for pharmacists, students and trainees struggling with a range of situations

Pharmacist Advice Support Services (PASS) – NORTHERN IRELAND 028 90329553

Free impartial, confidential services

Samaritans Phone 116123 – Free listening service


Support from NHS England:

As well as providing general guidance for the public on mental health and wellbeing, GOV.UK has signposted NHS staff to the NHS employers’ site. Here, employers can find guidance on health and wellbeing measures to support staff during the pandemic, as well as supporting staff following the outbreak.

The resources also include advice around:
· Discounts for NHS staff
· Mental, physical and financial wellbeing
· Domestic violence
· Carers

There is also guidance on how staff can manage fatigue, as well as general guidance on how employers can support their staff’s mental wellbeing.


NHS wellbeing support line:

#OurNHSPeople Wellbeing Support is available through one point of contact:

The NHS has developed wellbeing support for all NHS staff.
For confidential listening, call the free helpline on 0300 131 7000, available every day from 7.00 am – 11.00 pm
Alternatively text FRONTLINE to 85258 for 24/7 support.


Scottish resources:

New National Wellbeing Hub launched-Employee and employer support:

A new platform for health and social care workers and carers to support their physical and mental health is now available in Scotland. Launched this week by Scottish Government, the new digital wellbeing hub enables staff, carers, volunteers and their families to access support designed to aid resilience with the impact of COVID-19. The National Wellbeing Hub has resources split to employee and employer roles with content including management and coaching, building teams, and practical and emotional support.

New National Education Scotland e module new e-module COVID-19 Psychological First Aid is available free without login through the TURAS platform. The training covers three main areas:

  • Looking after yourself: supporting resilience and wellbeing in health and social care workers
  •  Looking after people: providing psychosocial support to patients and the public using Psychological First Aid
  • Looking after your staff: Responding to distress in frontline health-workers, advice for managers and organisations supporting health and social care workers Clare Haughey, Scottish Government, Minister for Mental health, has recently made a statement to staff on key messages on Mental health and wellbeing.

Scottish Government have written to NHS employers, regarding their moral and statutory duty of care to protect employee’s health and safety. The letter details wellbeing practices. Additional support in Scotland is available at: