Help if you are feeling distressed

Find out more about the support available if you are struggling with your mental well-being.

Getting support

The current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is a difficult time for health and social care professionals. It will affect everyone in different ways: physically, emotionally, socially and psychologically. Being on the front line of health and social care services will mean you experience varying levels of stress and distress. This is normal.

However, it is important that you look after yourself and the people you care for so that you stay well, both physically and emotionally.

Support for Macmillan professionals

All Macmillan professionals are now able to access Macmillan’s Employee Assistance Programme. This programme, provided by Health Assured, offers a wide range of confidential services including:

  • legal advice
  • counselling
  • financial advice
  • health and well-being podcasts.

To access 24-hour support, download the Health Assured app.