Tools & Resources
The Health Improvement Team would like to promote the Mind ur Mind Toolkit for staff and managers. This is a resource to enable staff to stay in good mental health and provide help to those who need it. The aims of this toolkit are:
- To increase understanding of our own and other’s mental and emotional health needs and perspectives.
- To develop an understanding and supportive work environment
- To help managers to support the mental and emotional wellbeing of their staff.
The Toolkit includes 3 sections:
- Mind Ur Language
- Mind Ur Self
- Mind each other
If you would like to find out more about staff health and wellbeing please email Joanna.email@example.com
Pathway for Supporting Staff with a mental health condition
This leaflet is intended as a guide to support staff who are experiencing mental health difficulties. It should be used in conjunction with the Mind Ur Mind Toolkit
The link below takes you to the Mindful Self-Care Scale survey which can help you reflect on your self-care habits. The results can help you identify areas of strength and weakness in your self-care behaviour and suggest how you can improve your self-care practices. Please note that the survey was developed by the University at Buffalo New York for workers in US healthcare systems, so some of the language relates to American qualifications and professional roles but this resource is equally helpful for us in NI.”
The Self-Compassion Animation – ‘Getting to Know Your Brain: Understanding Stress and Self-Criticism’
The Self-Compassion Animation – ‘Getting to Know Your Brain: Understanding Stress and Self-Criticism’ has been developed by the Health Improvement Team as a BHSCT staff wellbeing resource. The animation is based upon the therapeutic modality of Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and is designed as a tool to support how we approach and deal with stress.
Self Compassion Animation for BHSCT Staff.
Self Compassion Animation for BHSCT Staff Subtitled
Anxiety Videos by Dr Susie Willis, Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist BHSCT
Holding on to Hope
The Public health Agency along with the Health & Social Care Trusts across the region launched a campaign in September 2022 called ‘Creating Hope Through Action’, emphasising the importance of one of the Take 5 Steps to Wellbeing. To view the campaign materials and find out how to get involved visit www.mindingyourhead.info
AWARE Guide to Looking After Your Mental Health
AWARE have produced a guide to help during this period of uncertainty by giving information on how to look after your own mental health. It also helps you recognise signs and symptoms of poor mental health and make you aware of sources of help.
A website filled with lots of useful information and self-help Cognitive Behavioural Therapy materials such as worksheets and videos.
This is a free, online, life skills resource for individuals with anxiety, depression or low mood. The course helps users choose key life areas to change and encourages them to change the way they think and to respond in new ways to the many life challenges we face on a day to day basis. Modules can be completed from any computer with internet access. Users can also chose to have the modules spoken aloud, making this a useful resource for individuals with literacy problems.
Focusses on helping people take practical action to improve mental wellbeing—offers simple ideas on changing our behaviours.
The Public Health Agency’s website for promoting positive mental health and Emotional Wellbeing in NI. Provides an overview of local organisations providing support for a range of difficulties.
Professor of Organisational Psychology and Health, Cary Cooper, talks about managing stress at work.
- Pocket Guide to Suicide Prevention and Bereavement Services BPLIG Promotional Leaflet Final
- Protect Life 2 Suicide Prevention and Bereavement Services video https://vimeo.com/725253279/c147ac185b
- Take 5
- Directory of Services to Help Improve Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing
- Useful Guide To Mental And Emotional Wellbeing Resources PDF
Belfast Support Team (BeST)
The BHSCT recognises that incidents and unexpected events have an emotional impact not only for our service users and their families but also to the staff involved.
We want to ensure we support staff in providing safe, effective and compassionate care by making sure peer support is available when these events occur.
BeST is a peer support service which has been established with a number of peer supporters available to provide reassurance and emotional support when unexpected events occur. They can also offer practical advice around processes or put you in contact with an expert in this area, so you feel more comfortable with the processes.
Any member of staff who has experienced the emotional impact of an unexpected event can confidentially be put in contact with a peer supporter.
We have volunteers from across different divisions, professions and grades of staff who have committed to being a peer supporter.
To access this confidential service please click here to complete a short MS form so we can match you with a suitable peer supporter. A member of the central BeST team will then contact you with further details.
Alternatively, you can scan the QR code below.
If you have any queries about the service, please email: BelfastSupportTeam@belfasttrust.hscni.net
Each of us, at some stage in our lives, will experience personal or work problems.
Staffcare provides free confidential counselling and support for the staff of Belfast Trust.
You can call the Staffcare Careline at any time, day or night, and speak with a counsellor.
CARELINE 0800 731 3674
For more information please click here