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Visit our news page for up to date information on our latest outreach activities, webinars and reflective practice, staff user stories and much more!

Important Announcement!

4th Jun, 2024

The Here For You staff support service is changing.

The Here for You staff support hub has been available to all healthcare and social care staff, including voluntary and not for profit sector staff in Hertfordshire and Essex since 2021. Due to funding changes, from the end of March 2024 the existing Here for You service provided by HPFT in Hertfordshire, will no longer be available. The Hertfordshire service is now closed to new referrals. This is to enable us to honour and complete work already in progress in a clinically safe and effective way.

In Essex, the Here for You Service will continue to be provided by EPUT, but due to the funding changes, will only be able to offer a service to staff employed by organisations that have funded it. Currently these are Princess Alexandra Hospitals Trust, Mid and South Essex Hospitals Trust and Essex Partnership University Trust.

Here for You (EPUT) currently are in discussions with other organisations across Hertfordshire and Essex, and are working hard to ensure the service is available to support as many staff as possible under this new funding arrangement. If you wish to discuss how Here for You might continue to provide staff support to your organisation, please contact Dr Barbara Mason (Associate Clinical Director, EPUT) on barbara.mason2@nhs.net

Other Staff Support

For staff members who are in need of support but unable to access Here For You at this current time, the following alternatives are available:

  • Check your local Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) and self-refer to access counselling (information will be on your trust intranet). Most EAP offer 24/7 phone line as well and internet resources

  • Visit your GP to ask for support

  • Visit Citizens Advice for a single point of access for social needs 

  • Self-refer to your local NHS Talking Therapies Service.

For staff members who feel unsafe, unable to cope or are thinking about harming themselves or another person please call 111 and select the option for mental health or call the Samaritans on 116 123 or text SHOUT to 85258 who are able to speak with someone supportive in the moment.

Thank you for your continued understanding as the Here For You service changes, and we will keep you updated as things progress.

Navigating Post-COVID Challenges - Explore our New Support Videos!

Navigating Post-COVID Challenges - Explore our New Support Videos!

28th Jun, 2023

Are you still struggling with the effects of COVID? Is it still effecting you physically/mentally? Here For You have recently created over 20 new support videos offering valuable information to combat the different problems you may still be facing, as well as offering various techniques that can be used in your day-to-day. With videos such as 'Breathing Techniques' and 'Grounding', these can support you regardless of whether COVID has or still is impacting you.

With subtitles that can be translated to three different languages, please visit our 'Self-Help Resources' page and select the 'COVID-19 Resources' tile to access this content!

Enhance Your Mental Health Journey with Our Webinars Page

Enhance Your Mental Health Journey with Our Webinars Page

3rd Apr, 2023

We are excited to announce the launch of a new feature page on the Here For You website called Webinars. This new page offers an extensive collection of webinar videos created by our expert clinical team, covering various topics related to mental health and how to cope with them.

As you may know, Here For You is a mental health service dedicated to providing support and guidance to those struggling with mental health issues. We understand that mental health is a complex topic that requires continuous education, and we believe that our new Webinars page can serve as a valuable resource for individuals seeking to improve their mental health knowledge and/or get help.

Our webinar videos are hosted by our expert clinical team, who are highly experienced and qualified mental health professionals. They cover a wide range of topics, including anxiety, depression, stress, self-care, and many more. Each video provides valuable insights, practical tips, and coping strategies to help individuals manage their mental health challenges effectively. Furthermore, our webinars offer discussion times during the session, allowing participants to ask questions and share their experiences. We believe that this interactive aspect is essential to the learning process and can help individuals feel more connected and supported.

We encourage you to explore our new Webinars page and watch our videos at your convenience. We hope that this new feature page will be a valuable resource for you, and we welcome any feedback or suggestions you may have.