Organisations providing internal support and advice for colleagues

The information listed below includes contact details for services available to support colleagues within the organisation only.

If you do not work for the organisations listed below, please click on our ‘other services and resources‘ tab listed across the top to access information on a variety of support available to you.

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (NHFT)

Name Description Criteria Contact
Staff Counselling Supporting the health and wellbeing of all internal NHFT staff working in clinical and non-clinical environments. Support is available for a wide variety of difficulties that relate to physical, emotional, or other challenges. Any colleagues employed by NHFT
Critical incident support Psychological support for employees who have been involved in a distressing or traumatising incident during the course of their work. The service offers confidential debriefing to individual or group of staff affected by an incident.
  • Any colleagues employed by NHFT
  • Initiated through manager
Spiritual wellbeing Support to help make sense of experiences which incorporates mind, body soul and spirit and helps individuals towards finding a sense of peace. This may, or may not, be expressed through religious practices.
  • Any colleagues employed by NHFT
  • For anyone, whether or not they belong to a faith group, who has a spiritual need
Working carer staff network Offering support for staff who have a relative affected by COVID, or who have died. Any colleagues employed by NHFT
BAME Staff Network

Support network for Black, Asian and Minority ethnic staff and allies. Any colleagues employed by NHFT
Disability staff network Support network for people who have a disability. Any colleagues employed by NHFT
LGBTQ Staff Network Support network for LGBTQI+ staff and allies. Any colleagues employed by NHFT

Kettering General Hospital NHS Trust (KGH)

Name Description Criteria Contact
Open Office Listening service for colleagues. Drop in service – no need to book. Located opposite Costa Coffee near main reception/next to MAU.

Open 7 days a week. Session times:

  • 10am to 12pm
  • 2pm to 4pm
Any colleagues employed by KGH
WeCare Café Space to take a break away from your department/area and get a drink.

Open Monday to Friday (except Bank Holidays) 9am to 4.30pm. Located in PWEC.

  • Any colleagues employed by KGH
Vivup Employee Assistance Programme offering

  • 24-hour telephone support
  • computerised CBT
  • guided self-help
  • 6 sessions of counselling by telephone or video (8am to 8pm)
  • Any colleagues employed by KGH
Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) EDI Network KGH staff support WhatsApp group. Please text the contact number requesting to be added to the group. Any colleagues employed by KGH
Overseas Nurses Network KGH staff support WhatsApp group. Please text the contact number requesting to be added to the group. Any colleagues employed by KGH
DisAbility Network KGH staff support WhatsApp group. Please text the contact number requesting to be added to the group. Any colleagues employed by KGH
Young Peer Support Network KGH staff support WhatsApp group. Please text the contact number requesting to be added to the group. Any colleagues employed by KGH
Gender Equality Network KGH staff support WhatsApp group. Please text the contact number requesting to be added to the group. Any colleagues employed by KGH
LGBTQ+ Network KGH staff support WhatsApp group. Please text the contact number requesting to be added to the group. Any colleagues employed by KGH

Northampton General NHS Foundation Trust (NGH)

Name Description Criteria Contact
Psychology Service Psychologist led, in-house talking therapy service providing personalised support for emotional challenges and coping in the workplace and at home. Any colleagues employed by NGH
Support Our Staff (SoS) Service The SoS Team are a group of peer supporters who have been trained to listen and support colleagues in distress following workplace incidents and for wider reasons. Any colleagues employed by NGH
Health and Wellbeing Manager Support, advice and signposting for staff general health and wellbeing. Menopause, physical activity, healthy lifestyle and mental health peer support. Any colleagues employed by NGH
Occupational Health Service Support for staff returning to work from sickness, shielding, living with long COVID or needing support to cope with workplace challenges/transitions and adaptations. Any colleagues employed by NGH
Vivup Employee Assistance Programme offering

  • 24-hour telephone support
  • computerised CBT
  • guided self-help
  • 6 sessions of counselling by telephone or video (8am to 8pm)
Any colleagues employed by NGH
The Evelyn Centre Bereavement Service providing information, advice and support to bereaved relatives and carers by helping them through the practical arrangements that follow the death of an adult patient at the hospital. Any colleagues employed by NGH

We would like to say a huge thank you to our sponsors; NHS Charities and NHS England, for providing us with the funds to make this bespoke service for our colleagues possible.