Social care and NHS staff across the Black Country are being reminded that the recently launched service is here to support with their emotional wellbeing on the Social Care Day of remembrance and reflection which takes place on Thursday 17 March.

The Black Country and West Birmingham Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub is raising awareness of the service which has been developed to provide an entry point into mental health talking therapies and support for colleagues across the Black Country and West Birmingham Integrated Care System (ICS).

The Hub, has been set up to provide an additional level of support to staff across the NHS, primary care, community services, and social care – in response to the pressures from the COVID-19 pandemic, and the impact this has had on staff emotional health and wellbeing.

Sam Skelding, Health & Wellbeing Outreach Engagement Lead, said: “The Hub has been developed to support our social care and NHS staff who will undoubtedly be feeling the ongoing emotional impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I would encourage anybody who works in the care sector or NHS within the Black Country and West Birmingham area who is struggling from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, or with their emotional wellbeing in general, to get in touch with the service.

“The service is free to access, confidential, and you will be supported with advice and information which will enable you to access the right service to support your individual needs.”

More can be found out about the Hub by visiting: The Hub :: Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust