Wellbeing

Wellbeing

Wellbeing vision

The CRN North West London is committed to being a place where people want to come to work.

Our vision is to create the conditions that contribute towards a fulfilling employee experience, resulting in high levels of productivity and greater organisational success. This extends to staff based in our partner organisations who work closely with the CRN North West London.

This page is designed to ensure you have easy access to wellness resources that suit your personal needs – helping you to self-manage your own wellbeing.

The culture we aim for

Friendly, open, supportive and honest.

People can discuss issues and problems without judgement and are treated as individuals.

We get the work / life balance right and people feel in control.

Leaders and managers are fully equipped and confident to manage their teams.

People are engaged in meaningful work which gives them a sense of satisfaction.

There is a feeling of realistic and clear expectations.

People feel valued and want to do the best job they can.

Resources for staff in North West London

Keeping Well

Wellbeing and psychological support for all NHS staff in North West London. There’s lots on offer, including:

  • Free, fast and confidential support
  • Counselling
  • Mindfulness group
  • Financial wellbeing

Take a look: Keeping Well

Below is a summary of where to go for wellbeing support within your organisation.

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust

Health and wellbeing support is available for staff at the Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust.

Staff have access to psychologists and counsellors, who you can speak to confidentially about work-related or personal issues. Email: clcht.supporteh@nhs.net

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

The Occupational Health Team provide advice on the prevention of illness and injury at work, and promote wellbeing for staff. They provide confidential advice and support to all staff. Open Monday to Friday (except bank holidays) from 8.30am to 4.30pm.

West Middlesex University Hospital
Telephone: 020 8321 5044
Email: Occupational.Health.wmuh@chelwest.nhs.uk

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Telephone: 020 3315 8330
Email: OccupationalHealthManagers@chelwest.nhs.uk

The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Trust

The Hillingdon Hospitals Occupational Health Team offer advice on the prevention of illness and injury at work, and promote wellbeing for staff.

Telephone: 01895 279313
Email: thh-tr.occupationalhealth@nhs.net

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

A range of wellbeing tools and initiatives are available for staff at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, including:

London Ambulance Service NHS Trust

London Ambulance Service Wellbeing Hub
Telephone: 0203 162 7554, 8 am – 6 pm, 7 days a week
Email: londamb.laswellbeinghub@nhs.net

Occupational Health Service – Optima Health
Telephone: 0330 008 4302, 8 am – 6 pm, Monday to Friday
Email: london.ambulance.service@optimahealth.co.uk

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust

Take a look at the staff help and wellbeing guide for staff at the London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust.

Occupational Health can help staff access to confidential help, support, and advice about everything from bereavement to money worries.

Telephone: 020 8869 2580 (Northwick Park Hospital) or 020 8967 5703 (Ealing Hospital)

NHS North West London (formally North West London CCG)

Staff can use Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust Occupational Health services. Available Monday to Friday (except bank holidays). The Occupational Health team offer confidential advice and support to staff on the prevention of illness and injury at work, and promote wellbeing for staff.

Telephone: 0203 313 7010
Email: imperial.healthatwork@nhs.net

West London NHS Trust

Staff can access a one off, one-to-one confidential support session. If difficulties are complex, a programme over several sessions may be agreed and formalised. Individuals can refer themselves, be referred by their line manager or Occupational Health.

Telephone: 020 8354 8177
Email: OHealth@wlmht.nhs.uk

Resources from the Mental Health Foundation

Wellbeing apps

Thrive Mental Wellbeing

Helps you monitor your mood and teaches you relaxation techniques such as meditation and deep muscle relaxation.

Take a look: Thrive Mental Wellbeing app

Headspace

Discover the life-changing skills of meditation and mindfulness in just a few minutes a day.

Free for NHS staff until 31 December 2022.

Take a look: Headspace app

Wisdo

A community on hand to support, listen, and share resources 24/7.

Unmind

Clinically-backed tools, resources and support for proactively nurturing your mental health.

Free for NHS staff until 31 December 2022.

Take a look: Unmind app

WorkLife Central

For working parents and those with caring responsibilities, aims to develop skills, enhance family life, and support work / life balance.

Free for NHS staff until 31 March 2023.

Take a look: WorkLife Central app

#SelfCare

An experimental app aiming to comfort you. You’ll find soothing rituals which may provide feelings of calm, joy, connection or ASMR-like tingles.

Take a look: #SelfCare app

Calm Harm

Helps people manage or resist the urge to self-harm.

Take a look: Calm Harm app

#StayAlive

A pocket suicide prevention resource, packed full of useful information to help you stay safe.

Take a look: #StayAlive app

Sleepio

Clinically proven to help people fall asleep.

Take a look: Sleepio app

Endel

Personalised soundscapes to help you focus, relax, and sleep.

Take a look: Endel app

Go Jauntly

Find new walking tours based on your location. Simple photo guides help you navigate while nifty tips point out things of interest.

Take a look: Go Jauntly app

Couch to 5K

Programme to help you gradually work up towards running five km in just nine weeks.

Take a look: Couch to 5K

MyDrinkaware

Track your alcohol consumption, calculate units and calories, and set goals to help you moderate your drinking.

Take a look: My Drinkaware app

More wellbeing resources

Fitness Studio exercise videos

Instructor-led videos including aerobics exercise, strength and resistance, and Pilates and yoga. From the NHS.

Take a look: Fitness Studio exercise videos

5-minute meditation

Feel the mistral of Southern France in Van Gogh’s rhythmic brushstrokes. From the National Gallery.

Take 5: a slow look at Van Gogh’s Wheatfield, with Cypresses.

For staff at the CRN North West London

Wellbeing Library

A library of wellbeing books are available for staff at the CRN North West London.

Take a look at the Hammersmith Hospital office (3rd floor, Admin Block South)

For details, please contact: wellbeing-nwl@nihr.ac.uk

Become a Wellbeing Champion

We are looking to build a community of wellbeing champions across the Network to help bring wellbeing to life.

The purpose of the champion role is to actively support wellbeing through raising awareness of activities and by encouraging our colleagues to think about and act on improving their health and wellbeing, both mentally and physically.

If you are interested, get in touch to become a Wellbeing Champion.

Get in touch

If you have any thoughts or concerns about your own wellbeing, or suggestions for how the wellbeing of your colleagues could be better supported, please do get in touch.

Laura Stone is the Wellbeing Lead at the CRN North West London. You can get in touch at: wellbeing-nwl@nihr.ac.uk