Samaritans is working in partnership with the NHS to launch a new confidential support line for NHS workers and volunteers in England.
We’re proud to be working in partnership with the NHS in England to provide an emotional support line as part of their #OurNHSPeople wellbeing programme. All NHS in England staff can call the bespoke number between 7.00am and 11.00pm any day of the week and speak to one of our dedicated volunteers about whatever is on their mind.
Whether they’ve had a tough day at work, are feeling worried or overwhelmed, Samaritans’ volunteers are here to listen and offer emotional support to NHS in England staff, so that they can continue to look after themselves and others around them at this challenging time.
Samaritans CEO, Ruth Sutherland said: “As a former NHS nurse myself, I am so proud that we are able to work with the NHS in England at such a critical time in its history, when the national need for their incredible support has never been greater. Our trained volunteers are a listening ear for any member of NHS staff, no matter whether they are directly working with coronavirus patients.
“The confidential service is an opportunity for staff to talk through any emotional burdens. We also ask the public to continue looking out for those that are looking out for you, by checking in with NHS staff that may be friends, family or neighbours. A friendly chat, message or listening ear could help at the end of a working day.”
If you’ve got a friend, family member or neighbour that works for the NHS, check in with them today. Look out for those looking out for you.
Anyone worried about coronavirus can find some useful online resources and advice here.