Mental Health

Supporting members of staff at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

A key part of your wellbeing and health is mental health. Mental Health as a continuum, ranging from having good mental health to poor mental health, compared with how much support that person receives.


The team are here to help you, whether it’s improving your mental Health and wellbeing or maintaining it. People work in an environment with lots of stressors around, which can impact on a person’s mental health. There are workshops and other forms of support available to help you maintain good mental health. One of the main ways support is offered is through CareFirst, and find out how to contact them, please ask your line manager, or email

Samaritans have launched new, confidential support lines for health and social care workers and volunteers based in England and Wales.  All calls are answered by trained Samaritans volunteers, who provide confidential, non-judgemental support. The line is open 7am to 11pm, 7 days a week.

0800 069 6222

You can find more information here.

The NHS has produced some audio guides for mental wellbeing. This includes guides for low moods/depressions, Anxiety control, low confidence and sleep patterns.

This ABC Guide to personal resilience is a simple set of ideas for maintaining and enhancing your personal resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic.