Mental Wellbeing

What is it?

Positive mental wellbeing is about us being able to cope with the normal stresses of life; working productively and fruitfully; and being able to make a contribution to our patient care and our community. It’s about feeling good about ourselves and our work.


Our mental wellbeing is particularly important whilst we tackle Coronavirus.  Have a look at our support package which includes mindfulness sessions, with Prasadu, CHFTs Director of Psychology, guidance for emotional support and free psychological apps, to name a few which are available for all colleagues.

How will this look?

We’ve got people who are volunteering as ‘Wellbeing Champions’ signposting colleagues to what we have on offer to keep them well and helping to develop our strategy so we’re continually looking out for each other.

We’ve also got a whole range of activities and events throughout the year to support positive mental wellbeing. In addition, we offer:

  • campaigns based on national ‘days’ about mental wellbeing
  • a Freedom To Speak Up Guardian for people who want to speak confidentially about things that they feel are unsafe or unjust at work
  • mental health clinics and mental health first aid programmes
  • the expertise of our clinical psychologist
  • Schwartz rounds – a safe, relaxed meeting where people share their stories of what it’s like to work at CHFT
  • specially trained dogs that come and visit us in our workplace and offer free pats and unconditional love!


Who is this for?

It’s for everyone!

How can we start this new year happier? Things have certainly not been easy over the last year, and we are still in difficult and uncertain times. The best way to try to handle our difficult emotions and experiences is by focusing on what we can control.

The Action Calendar for a Happier January’ provides 31 actions to encourage you to focus on small steps to try to boost happiness – for ourselves and others around us – to spread kindness and hopefully inspire others to do the same.  Use your 1 hour a week wellbeing time to explore what you can to help make a difference to someone else!

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When will this be available?


Some of these things are on offer now. Others are in development.

How do I find out more?

Take a look at the Colleague Engagement Calendar for activities and events that can help with mental wellbeing or find out more below.

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