Supporting colleagues

It’s extremely important we look at out for Team DBTH. Below is just some of the support we offer.

Staff support line and Resource Hub: In the current climate of increasing pressures on our healthcare system, our NHS people potentially face significant stresses. We have introduced a confidential staff support line, operated by the Samaritans and free to access from 7.00 am – 11.00 pm, seven days a week.

Health and Wellbeing Support pack: This pack contains lots of information about what support DBTH can offer you during this time and a few tips and other free external services which will help you look after your health and wellbeing Staff counselling services are also available 24/7 by calling the Vivup Employee Assistance Provision.. The team has a wide variety of skills and knowledge and have offered their service because they recognise the importance of supporting staff through difficult times.

Chaplaincy support: Although congregational activities are not currently possible in our hospital chapels, our chaplaincy team is available to support you. The chapels remain open for personal use and prayer mats are also available and a Sunday service will be broadcast on the hospital radio station.

Employee Assist Provision: DBTH employees have free access to wellbeing and counselling practitioners 24/7 via the Employee Assistance Programme. The service is confidential.

Occupational Health: For advice on medical conditions which may impact on your ability to work or if work is impacting an existing health condition.

The Talking Shop: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) offers people with depression and anxiety disorders more talking treatments.

Alternative and holistic therapies: Every member of Team DBTH is entitled to a three complimentary therapy including reflexology, reiki and much, much more.

The TLC service: Is here to support you during tough times. We understand that these are challenging times and we are here to help. TLC is a multi-disciplinary team consisting of:

  • Chaplaincy
  • Safeguarding
  • Occupational Health
  • Union
  • Leadership and OD
  • Human Resources
  • Coaches
  • Patient Safety
  • Additional support and advice
  • Health and Wellbeing

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