Mental health helplines for social care workers
Samaritans, working with NHS England, have extended their coronavirus helpline to all social care workers. Social care staff will be able to speak to a trained Samaritans adviser, who will provide a non-judgmental listening ear, a safe space to offload and signposting to other services. The wellbeing support line is available 7am-11pm, 7 days a week. Call: 0300 131 7000.
Hospice UK have also extended their bereavement and trauma support hotline to everyone working in social care, with specialist counsellors available to support staff who have experienced trauma, stress or anxiety through their work. The helpline is available 8am-8pm, 7 days a week, call: 0300 3034434.