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Mental Health

Five steps to wellbeing - caring for you 

Good mental wellbeing is just as important as good physical wellbeing. Just like the 'five a day' foods, evidence suggests there are five steps we can all take to improve our mental wellbeing. 

We have created a booklet to help you stay well with some straightforward principles  - Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Learn and Give. Simple things we can do in our everyday lives.

Try it for yourself - check out the Five Steps to Mental Wellbeing page on NHS Choices

Anxiety and depression

Whatever you need to know about coping with stress, anxiety or depression, or just generally improving your emotional wellbeing, the NHS Choices Moodzone can help. It offers practical, useful information, interactive tools, and videos to support you on your way to feeling better.

Click here to take a look

A-Z of mental health

If you have concerns about any aspect of mental health the Mind website has an amazing array of resources to help people understand and cope with mental health problems.Click here to view the list

Wellbeing support services

A variety of support for better mental and physical health is available in the Trust.

Click here to download our handy leaflet.

Useful links:

Fast Track Physiotherapy for Staff

Download self referral form here.

Confidential Care (CiC)

Your free and confidential information, support and counselling service available 24hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

·       Debt and financial management

·       Legal and tax advice

·       Everyday matters

·       Family care

·       Counselling and emotional support

This service is completely confidential and your details are not shared with your employer. In rare cases where it is thought a person may be at risk of harming themselves or others, this confidentiality may need to be broken. All CiC counsellors are accredited or registered with BACP or equivalent professional body.

Your calls are not discussed with your employer however provide general statistics are given to the occupational health services team

How to access this service

Telephone: 0800 085 1376

Text relay: 18001 0800 085 1376

(for people with hearing or speech impairments)

Online and live chat:

User name: yhlogin

Password: wellbeing

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While contagious viruses are active year-round, winter is a prime time for norovirus, colds, influenza (flu), and other respiratory illnesses.


These infections are highly contagious, so we urge people to stay away unless their visit is absolutely essential to help reduce the spread of infection within our hospitals.

Hospitals are full of sick people, many of them frail and elderly, so bringing germs into a hospital is the worst thing you can do.  We have an active programme of infection prevention but we can’t spot visitors who really shouldn’t be here.  Please stay at home if you’re unwell to help aid the wellbeing and recovery of our patients.