Dr Jan Burke is a Research Occupational Therapist with Wellbeing through Work at Swansea Bay University Health Board. The team's Staff Wellbeing Advice and Support Service developed a single point of access to support and signpost staff.
The Staff Wellbeing Advice and Support Service in Swansea Bay University Health Board (SBUHB) provides a service to health board employees who are struggling to stay in work or return to work because of a commonplace health disorder (mental/emotional health conditions such as anxiety, stress and depression, and musculoskeletal disorders such as back, neck, joint or muscle problems). We are a highly-trained team of specialist NHS Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Counsellors and Psychologists, with many years’ experience.
Our service has a longstanding relationship with the Bevan Commission. We are proud to say that our Wellbeing Champions network was made a Bevan Exemplar project in 2016, followed in 2018 by the Staff Wellbeing Advice and Support Service as a whole.
The pandemic and everything it entails - including isolation, uncertainty, change and loss – has the potential to cause significant mental and emotional distress. Mental health charities in the UK are already reporting a large increase in the number of referrals to their services. But there are many strategies and tools that can help to minimise the impact of the situation and help us all keep well. Here is a selection of some resources you may find helpful, along with information about other sources of help.
Click here for some free websites, online therapies and apps you could use to help you manage distress.
Dr Jan Burke is a Research Occupational Therapist with Wellbeing through Work at Swansea Bay University Health Board
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