The Cheshire & Merseyside Resilience Hub are here to support all those working in the NHS, Social Care & Emergency Services within Cheshire & Merseyside. We are mindful that your staff may be affected by the conflict in Ukraine for many different reasons.
We want to reassure you that it is normal to experience feelings of anxiety and worry. The CMRH website has a range of resources about coping with anxiety, worry and stress (purple tabs). We’re also working to identify other sources of support as and when we can. If you or members of your organisation do need further help and support, they can self-refer to the hub for a psychological assessment and space to explore and consider support needs. The links below contain helpful information in regard to dealing with anxiety and stress. There is also an attachment around self-care.
- The stress vulnarability model of mental health
- Reset: Decompress Your Body and Mind - YouTube
- Practical ways to help yourself cope | Facebook (samaritans.org)
Communications from the Health Secretary – Sajid Javid, have also been released. This letter contains important information for staff members in regards on going visa options.
For veteran staff members – we understand that at this time your feelings, thought processes and general day to day activities can be affected in many different ways. If you find yourself needing extra support, here are a range of first hand services who can provide help:
- Veterans and their families in England can access the specialist NHS Op Courage services / NHS Op Orbital
- Anyone in the UK or overseas can contact the Veterans’ Gateway helpline on 0808 802 1212, or visit the website for advice and signposting to further support, including for families and the bereaved.
- Staff can contact the Samaritans helpline on this dedicated number 0800 069 6222.
- There are also a number of military charities which offer advice and support, all of which are members of The Contact Group, a collaboration of organisations working together to improve mental health support to the UK armed forces community:
- COMBAT STRESS
- Walking with the wounded
- Help for Heroes – Hidden Wounds Service
- Royal British Legion
- Help For Heroes
We’re here to help support you.