COVID-19: Health and care staff wellbeing

British Geriatrics Society
Date Published:
02 April 2020
Last updated: 
25 August 2020

Links, resources and tools to help support personal wellbeing during a particularly challenging time for the health and care workforce. If you would like to add or share any resources, advice or graphics to be included on this page please email editor [at] bgs [dot] org [dot] uk


  • NHS Frontline support
    Dedicated mental health support for NHS staff. Phone 0300 131 7000 (7am-11pm) or text FRONTLINE to 85258 (available 24/7).
  • Samaritans
    Call 116 123 to talk to a Samaritan. Available 24/7; online support also available.
  • SHOUT text support service
    Text NHSPH to 85258 if you are struggling to cope and need support. Available 24 hours a day.
  • Mind
    Mind’s ‘I need urgent help’ page offers tools, signposts to sources of support and advice for coping with your immediate feelings.

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