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Wellbeing Resources

Health and Wellbeing for Employers and Employees

|  Links to sources of help and information:

BBC Mental Health:

We know we can’t solve all your troubles, but we can give you tools to help.                                                

NHS:

We have expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing.

Mental Health Foundation UK:

Our knowledge, informed by rigorous research and practical based study, has been pioneering change for more than 70 years and we aren’t afraid to challenge the status quo or tackle difficult or under researched issues.

Dorset Mind:

Delivering 1-2-1 and Group Support including: Active Monitoring, Befriending Counselling and Mentoring. Also provides training for the workplace, including Mental Health First Aid and topics such as Mental Health Awareness, Anxiety, Stress and Burnout, Grief, Loss and Big Change and Courageous Conversations.

Samaritans:

Whatever you’re going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. We’re here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Shout:

Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope.

Access Dorset:

Dorset Healthcare’s mental health services include Connection – a 24/7 helpline for all ages, the Retreat and Community Front Rooms where you can access virtual support, at varied hours.

Step Change Debt Charity:

Providing free and impartial debt advice via phone. The team of debt experts help thousands of people every week to deal with their debt problems and get their lives back on track.

The Money Advice Service:

Giving free and impartial money advice.                                                                                                           

Light On:

A mental wellbeing campaign by the people of Dorset for Dorset.                                                                    

CIPD:

For more than 100 years, we’ve been championing better work and working lives by setting professional standards for HR and people development, as well as driving positive change in the world of work.

Acas:

We work with millions of employers and employees every year to improve workplace relationships. We’re an independent public body that receives funding from the government.

Health & Safety Executive:

HSE’s Management Standards approach to tackling work-related stress establishes a framework to help employers tackle work-related stress and, as a result, also reduce the incidence and negative impact of mental ill health.

Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital:

Fiona Clarke runs a weekly clinic on a Monday at the hospital and appointments at the clinic can be made following a telephone assessment.

|  GU6 Initiative:

Dorset Chamber’s initiative helping to build the resilience of business leaders in what potentially has been the most challenging business climate of our time.

Dorset Chamber ‘has the backs’ of our business leaders offering personal and confidential support to employers who may be finding stress levels too much to cope with.
Our GU6 Champions will be able to offer crucial peer support to fellow members, as well as signpost to further help where needed.

|  Menopause Support:

Dorset Chamber is committed to raising awareness of menopause within the business community.

We have gathered resources, information and support for employers and employees

Wellness Action Plan:

Support your team and yourself with our free Guides to Wellness Action Plans
Click for more information

Video links:

“Do you ever feel like its all a bit too much?”
Check out Ouch Training Team’s informative animation about the Stress Container, you might just learn something new.

What is the best way to ease someone’s pain and suffering?
In this beautifully animated RSA Short, Dr Brené Brown reminds us that we can only create a genuine empathic connection if we are brave enough to really get in touch with our own fragilities.

Depression can be a frightening, debilitating condition.
Many individuals are afraid to talk about their struggles, and don’t know where to turn for help. However, depression is largely preventable and treatable. Recognizing depression and seeking help is the first and most critical towards recovery.

“Living with a black dog” is a guide for partners, carers and sufferers of depression.
It advises those living with and caring for people with depression on what to do, what not to do, and where to go for help.