Keeping our services going
Non-clinical staff help to keep our NHS services functioning so that people are able to access the medical care they need.
Throughout the pandemic, non-clinical staff continued to present at work to fulfil the duties of their roles, even though it may not have always been clear what kind of environment they would be facing and trying to manage their anxieties around contracting COVID-19. Some non-clinical staff were also being redeployed into frontline support roles to cover staff absences.
Like all health and care staff working under such uncertain and worrisome conditions, it's likely that this will have had an impact on the wellbeing of non-clinical staff.
While other staff groups may have greater access to and availability of support, this may not always be the case for non-clinical staff, particularly those working temporary contracts and perhaps for several NHS Trusts at the same time.
If you are a non-clinical staff member, the Keeping Well site is here to support you.
Here to help you
The Keeping Well site has a number of tools and resources to help all health and care staff to look after their mental health (as well as their colleagues).
If you're worried about your mental health or would like help to feel better in both mind and body, visit our I want help with and information and resources pages to find information and support on a wide range of issues.
You can also complete our interactive self-assessment tools to learn more about how you're feeling and to help you decide on the next steps to take.
If you decide that psychological therapy could help with your problems, you can make a self-referral to one of the six IAPT services we have teamed up with by completing a short online form. You won't have to pay for your therapy and your application will be prioritised as a health worker meaning that you won't need to wait as long as everyone else.