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  • BBC Bitesize - Learning resources for adults, children, parents and teachers. Find videos and audio clips by level, subject and topic.
  • TEDEd - ED-Ed is working with expert educators and TED speakers throughout the world to support the millions of students and teachers affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Together, they create and share high-quality, interactive, video-based lessons for free.
  • Learn – Learning something new keeps your brain active and is a constructive thing to do. There are lots of free online learning platforms for all subjects and levels, including BBC Learning, FutureLearn and Skillshare.

NHS England and NHS Improvement have set up a confidential bereavement support line, operated by Hospice UK and free to access from 8:00am – 8:00pm, seven days a week.

A team of fully qualified and trained bereavement specialists are available to support you with bereavement and wellbeing issues relating to loss experienced through your work.

You will be offered up to three sessions with the same counsellor and onward support to our staff mental health services if you need.

Call: 0300 303 4434

NHS England and NHS Improvement have also put together a suite of resources that aim to help you access support during what will be a difficult time for our staff, given the restrictions and changes to normal grieving patterns and processes for staff who come from diverse backgrounds.

The suite of resources can be accessed on the Our NHS People website.

  • Citizens Advice Service – Large network of charities which offer confidential advice online, over the phone, and in person, for free. Check what help you can get if you can’t afford to pay bills like council tax and energy because of coronavirus (COVID-19). Also find out when you can get a payment holiday for bills like mortgages and tax debt.

  • Money Advice Service – Free, impartial money advice set up by the Government, including advice on your rights to sick pay, what benefits you can claim if you’re self-employed or not entitled to Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) during this coronavirus outbreak.

In the current climate of increasing pressures on our healthcare system, our NHS people potentially face significant stresses.

Our NHS People have introduced a confidential staff support line, operated by the Samaritans and free to access from 7:00am – 11:00pm, seven days a week.

This support line is here for when you’ve had a tough day, are feeling worried or overwhelmed, or maybe you have a lot on your mind and need to talk it through. Trained advisers can help with signposting and confidential listening.

Call: 0300 131 7000


Alternatively, you can text FRONTLINE to 85258 for support 24/7 via text.