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Local support

Orkney

PSYCHOLOGICAL RESILIENCE HUB

Details can be found here: https://covid19.nhsgrampian.org/mental-health-support/

Available to all NHS and HSCP staff, including care home staff working in the statutory, independent and third sectors in the Orkney area, and volunteers supporting health and social care services. The Hub is also open to the public, including children, and to Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS) staff based in Orkney.

Reciprocal arrangements are available for staff who would prefer to seek help through another Board.

A self referral form can be completed and followed by offer of telephone or face to face virtual appointment. Cases are triaged and allocated according to level of need and case complexity, and managed by clinicians with the appropriate skill set.

Tel: 01224 558765

Service open: 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week.

 

Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care provides a listening ear service.
Available to: all NHS and Social Care staff
Tel: 01856 888 184 or 07917 211 498
Email: ork.chaplaincy@nhs.scot
Service open: 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri.

Staff support telephone line staffed by CMHT
Available to: Orkney Health and Care (OHAC) staff only
Email: ork.staffhelp@nhs.scot
Tel: 01856 888202
Service open: 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri.

NHS Orkney Occupational Health Service
Available to: NHS Orkney staff
Tel: 01856 888 059
Email: sara.murray@nhs.scot

Chill Room provides a quiet space where staff can share worries, verbalise emotions or just sit quietly. Support leaflets and contact details can be found in the room.
Available to: any staff member at The Balfour who is feeling overwhelmed, upset or anxious due to Covid-19.
Location: Privacy Pod 1, behind Reception.

Accommodation for staff members if they have someone in their household who is considered high risk, and the staff member needs accommodation at short notice after call out / late working or if required to self-isolate.
Tel: 01856 888 990
Email: sharon.smith7@nhs.scot

NHS Orkney intranet has a dedicated section for staff mental health and wellbeing advice and support – search for ‘wellbeing’.

National Helplines

National Wellbeing Helpline for everyone working in health & social care services
Tel: 0800 111 4191

Breathing Space
Tel: 0800 83 85 87

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