If you are feeling down at work, it is a great idea to speak to your colleagues – you never know, they may feel the same way! Most organisations have a HR department with a wellbeing advocate who can also help in such circumstances. Furthermore, your manager has an obligation to make time for colleagues who would like to speak about such issues. If you would prefer to speak to an expert why not check out our Mental Health Support page.
Frontline Health, Care, Emergency, Education & Key Workers
‘Our Frontline’ is a partnership between Shout, Samaritans, Mind, Hospice UK and The Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. They offer round-the-clock one-to-one support, by call or text, from trained volunteers, plus resources, tips and ideas to look after your mental health.
Samaritans have launched a new, confidential support line for health and social care workers and volunteers based in England and Wales. All calls are answered by trained Samaritans volunteers, who provide confidential, non-judgmental support.
Tel: 0800 069 6222
Support for Carers
For the last 25 years, Scarborough & Ryedale Carers Resource and Hambleton and Richmondshire Carers Centre have been providing unpaid carers across their respective areas, with the highest quality information, advice and support services.
Tel: 01723 850155
Ryedale Carers Support is a local voluntary organisation and registered charity that provides practical and emotional help for carers, the people they care for and older people living on their own.
Tel: 01751 432288
As the UK's only national membership charity for carers, Carers UK is both a supportive community and a movement for change. Its website literally covers everything there is to know about caring, with factsheets, online forums, info on assessments and financial support to name a few.
Tel: 020 7378 4999
Employers & Management
It can be hard to tell if someone is struggling with their mental health. Therefore, it is a good idea to take notice of the behaviour of your colleagues, especially if someone is behaving in a way that is not normal for them.
The Health and Safety Executive has produced a ‘Talking Toolkit’ – a guide on how to talk to employees about their mental health.