FOR DOROTHY HOUSE HOSPICE STAFF ONLY: Therapists working with our patients in a range of disciplines also offer discounted therapy sessions to staff: Acupuncture, Aromatherapy, Bowen Technique, Indian Head Massage, Massage, Reflexology, Reiki, Craniosacral Therapy
Treatments will take place outside of normal working hours either at the Therapists’ own clinics or within Dorothy House
Please contact Margaret Ryan on 01225 721487 to find out more or make a booking
FOR DOROTHY HOUSE HOSPICE STAFF ONLY: For those trying to balance work and caring responsibilities for a family member who can’t manage without their support. WfC can help access support, services, training and breaks from your caring role. Visit the website to register, or find out more
Apps are a great way to get health and mental wellbeing information, helping us to improve our health and live healthier lives. There are so many apps on the market, it can be hard to know which ones you can trust.
That’s why the NHS in Somerset have teamed up with ORCHA (the Organisation for the Review of Care and Health Applications) to create this one website which shows reviewed health and care related apps, helping you to choose the one that works best.
The Somerset Bereavement Support Directory is part of the EOLCare and Bereavement Support website. It provides details of a range of support, including for pregnancy and baby loss, children and young people bereavement, adult bereavement and suicide and traumatic loss. There is also information on hospice and chaplaincy, faith & belief support available.
The directory includes local organisations as well as national bereavement support providers and highlights the types of support that each can offer.
When you have accessed the link, please select ‘Member of the Public’ to access the option for Bereavement support information.
FOR FRONTLINE NHS STAFF - NHS England is pleased to announce the launch of a new e-learning module – ‘Handling difficult situations – Caring for yourself and others with compassion’. This training course is being offered to all frontline, patient facing NHS colleagues, and aims to teach colleagues the skills and techniques to handle difficult situations with compassion, including using appropriate communication techniques and active listening skills, whilst focussing on how to keep yourself safe and seek support if you feel affected by a situation.
A free online moderated peer support forum for health and care workers and volunteers in Somerset. PLEASE NOTE - The forum is closed to the general public; please enter the password SEW123 after registering to gain access
This is a totally free health and wellbeing programme that can be tailored to your organisation's specific needs and requirements. It is widely known that employee wellbeing plays a major part in business performance and productivity. Our flexible and free programme is aimed at each and every business and organisation across Somerset from the biggest to the smallest.
An uplifting book collection and a supporting list of digital resources. All books have been recommended via a survey of NHS staff, and the final list selected by a panel of NHS staff. The book collection contains fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.
A supporting collection of uplifting digital resources, including poems, websites, videos and apps, is also available