We work hard to improve the health and wellbeing of staff who work in health and care services in South West London. This means that we:
- care for staff’s physical health and emotional and mental wellbeing
- support staff to develop
- recognise the work and commitment of staff
- have the very best employment practices in place
- make sure our workforce is representative and inclusive of the populations we serve
- involve staff to help us transform and improve the way we work
- are developing compassionate and inclusive leaders
Mental Health and Wellbeing Hubs
We have established Mental Health and Wellbeing Hubs at St George’s, Kingston and St Helier hospitals. In 2022/23 we invested £1,043,000 in these hubs and in mental health and wellbeing programmes for health and care staff in South West London.
Our Mental Health and Wellbeing Hubs provide health and care staff with rapid access to local mental health and wellbeing services and support. Staff can either walk-in to one of the hubs or can arrange to talk to somebody in person, over the phone or online.
The mental health hubs can offer staff a clinical assessment, quick access to counselling and supported onward referrals to more specialist services. All services are confidential, free of charge, available virtually and open to all health and social care staff from all services across South West London.
Staff support service
Our staff support service hosted 17 free workshops for health and care staff from across South West London on a wide range of topics in 2022/23. Workshop topics included insomnia, managing your money, anxiety, depression, living with Long Covid and menopause.
To mark Menopause Awareness Week 2022 we held a series of events and published videos, tutorials and resources to support people with the effects of menopause and those supporting partners or colleagues.
We also gave 150 free menopause care packages to assist staff working through menopause with practical solutions to make them more comfortable while performing their duties at work.
In response to our men’s health survey we are also working with Futitalks to host free weekly football and wellbeing sessions, and have developed a set of healthy eating and fitness videos on our intranet.