Mental Health Support

Pharmacy staff can access free, confidential NHS mental health support through the following services:

NHS Staff Samaritans Helpline

Confidential, free to access service:

Call 0800 069 6222 between 7:00am and 11:00pm, seven days a week, or

Text FRONTLINE to 85258, 24/7.

Alongside the above dedicated helpline, there are also a range of additional support offers in place for NHS staff through the regional Mental Health & Wellbing Hubs.  They can help with a variety of issues including: feeling down, depressed or hopeless; sleep problems; having no interest in or enjoyment of anything; or eating too much or not enough:

East Berkshire

Wellbeing Matters

Oxfordshire & West Berkshire
You Matter

There are also a range of apps, and a dedicated coaching programme available, for details click here.

Details of services to refer or signpost patients are available here.