Health Education England has added extra resources to its recently created Wellbeing page to provide extra support to learners to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week.
This includes advice on how to look after yourself and others as well as information on the wider NHS support available via helplines and apps. There is also specific information and signposting related to anxiety and depression.
Professor Simon Gregory DL, Deputy Medical Director, Primary and Integrated Care, Health Education England said:
It is vital that learners feel supported and have access to information that will support their health and wellbeing. The effects of the COVID pandemic on health and care staff have reinforced the need for mental health awareness and support for each and every one of us. The suite of resources available is timely.
Mental Health Awareness Week is an annual week-long event organised by the Mental Health Foundation, which aims to support and inspire communities, families and individuals in driving change towards a mentally healthy society for all.