Staff Health and Wellbeing
Welcome to our new health and wellbeing web page for all NHS and Council staff working within Glasgow City HSCP. Staff health and wellbeing is important to us and we are committed to supporting staff to maintain and improve this.
On this web page you will find information about health and wellbeing. There are links below that will hopefully make it easier for you to connect with national and local online resources.
If you have any questions about finding a health and wellbeing resource or have suggestions for content on this web page, we would like to hear from you. You can share them with us by completing the electronic form at the end of this web page.
HSCP Staff Health & Wellbeing Group
Our HSCP has its own Staff Health and Wellbeing Group, which works collaboratively to promote key priorities of our staff health strategy and reach out to staff to support local health and wellbeing initiatives that matter to them most. The group meets regularly and its membership has representatives across the HSCP including Health Improvement, Psychology Service, Prison Health Care, Human Resources, Organisational Development, Business Development, Staff Trade Unions and NHS Staff Side.
You can read our Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Action Plan 2021 to 2022.
Healthy Working Lives is part of the Staff Health and Wellbeing Group. Activities and Staff Bulletins are on the HSCP Healthy Working Lives web page.
Health and Social Care Staff can access free online exercise classes via NHSGGC Active Staff.
Leverndale Hospital Physiotherapy have produced a Tai Chi Instruction Manual
Bereavement information for all.
Talk Money Week is 7 to 11 November 2022. Use the MoneyHelper website for free and impartial help with money. This site brings together the support and services of three government-backed financial guidance providers: the Money Advice Service, the Pensions Advisory Service and Pension Wise.
You can also check the New Government Cost of Living Support Website
National and Local Resources
|Able Futures is a strategic partnership set up to deliver the Access to Work Mental Health Support Service in England, Scotland and Wales on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions, providing support to people working and living with mental health difficulties as well as employers.|
Wellness Action Plans and Wellbeing Planning Tools
Guidance for managers and employees around using the
The National Wellbeing Hub has a range of mental health and wellbeing resources for people working in health and social care and their families. It also has useful tips and resources to support managers working in health and social care.
Coaching for Wellbeing is available for health and social care staff.
The National Wellbeing Hub offers a programme of free webinars in the Focus on Wellbeing ? wellbeinghub.scot/our-events/.
|NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde has mental health and wellbeing information and supports for staff employed by them. You can also read their latest monthly Employment and Health Newsletter.|
Health and wellbeing information and supports for staff employed by Glasgow City Council.
|Wellbeing & Attendance includes a range of information and self-help resources that can be accessed by Glasgow City Council Social Work staff, supporting employee wellbeing and attendance at work. You can also read the latest COMPASS magazine from the Council’s Occupational Health provider. Note that the link to Wellbeing & Attendance can only be accessed by authorised users of the Council’s staff intranet, Connect.|
|Heads Up provides advice and information on mental health conditions, and services and supports that are available.|
The NHSGGC Mental Health Improvement Contract Working Group is working in partnership with the Scottish Association for Mental Health to deliver a programme of online learning with the focus on mental health. More information and latest programme.
Time for You is an online and virtual mental health support service, providing help for frontline workers across Scotland during the pandemic.
It offers you access to three different levels of mental health support ranging from self-help resources, to access to talking therapies, like cognitive behavioural therapy, with psychologist trainee PhD students.
|The NES National Trauma Training Programme has a range of evidence based wellbeing resources. This programme is supported by Scottish Government and training linked to this programme is being rolled out in Glasgow and nationally as part of developing a trauma informed workforce.|
|Action for Happiness Calendars are packed with actions you can take to help create a happier and kinder world.|
|A guide to better sleep for key workers.|
Occupational Health Psychological Therapies Service (OHPTS)
This OHPTS service is available to staff who wish to access psychological support. To access call 0141 277 7623, Monday to Friday, 8am - 5pm
Please note this service will not be able to provide an immediate response. If you need immediate support with your mental health please contact a trusted member of your community such as your GP, or NHS 24 on ‘111’ or if you are in imminent danger please dial ‘999’.
|A compassionate and impartial listening service to support staff’s ongoing needs and resilience throughout 2021. Phone 0141 201 1100 between 9am – 10pm, available 7 days a week.|
A check list for staff designed to help them with the change from working in an office to working at home.
Exercises to help staff who are sitting for long periods and may feel stiffness in their muscles and joints when moving again. The exercises are chair based, make no sound and can be done in five minutes.
Updates on the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Glasgow City HSCP’s health and social care services. It includes staff briefings and Senior Management video messages, as well as links to national and local information and guidance relating to COVID-19.
Glasgow City HSCP’s YouTube channel, where staff can find the latest uploads of interesting and informative videos that are service specific. A few wellbeing videos are also available to view, and more will be developed over time.
MoneyHelperjoins up money and pensions guidance to make it quicker and easier to find the right help, MoneyHelperbrings together the support and services of three government-backed financial guidance providers: the Money Advice Service, the Pensions Advisory Service and Pension Wise.
The Open University also provides free money management courses.
Find out what support is available to help with the cost of living. This includes income and disability benefits, bills and allowances, childcare, housing and travel.
|Provided by Mindfulness Scotland, a range of free online audio sessions to support relaxation and build personal resilience.|