Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust
H7. Mental Health and Wellbeing
26 November, 2013
Submitted: 4 December, 2013
The Trust is committed to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of all staff.
The Trust has a current Stress Policy and departmental stress risk assessments are completed annually. Individuals who are experiencing personal stress related to work are also encouraged to complete individual stress risk assessments.
Stress audits are undertaken quarterly and reported to the Health & Safety Committee.
An in-house staff counselling service is available to all staff who are eligible to receive 6 free sessions and staff may also access pastoral care services available from the Chaplaincy. The Trust also demonstrates its ongoing commitment to the Mindful Employer initiative of which the Trust remains a signatory.
Awareness of mental health and wellbeing is also highlighted at stands at the biannual health and wellbeing events and is promoted on the staff health and wellbeing intranet site.