Trauma helpline for NHS staff

  • Date: 26 May 2020

A HELPLINE has been launched to support NHS staff suffering bereavement or trauma.

Specialist counsellors and support workers will be on hand to speak to healthcare workers across the UK.

It is open to staff:

  • who have experienced a bereavement
  • whose wellbeing has been affected by witnessing traumatic deaths as part of their work
  • to discuss any other anxiety or emotional issues they are experiencing as a result of the coronavirus epidemic.

The service, provided by Hospice UK, is open to all NHS workers and is available seven days a week between 8am and 8pm. Calls are confidential and a referral is not required.

Call the helpline on 0300 303 4434.

Further support and guidance is also available at This includes guides on communicating with children about COVID-19, making decisions under pressure and a “going home” checklist.

This page was correct at the time of publication. Any guidance is intended as general guidance for members only. If you are a member and need specific advice relating to your own circumstances, please contact one of our advisers.

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