Welcome to talking wellness, Kent and Medway’s staff mental health and wellbeing service.
The intensity of work NHS and social care staff are facing continues to take its toll on the health and wellbeing of the local workforce.
It means supporting the psychological wellbeing of our people is something that has never been more important.
talking wellness is a safe and confidential space for NHS and social care staff working across Kent and Medway.
Staff can check in, see how they’re feeling and understand what, if any, additional support they might need.
Our team of mental health professionals can provide a variety of psychological wellbeing help, support, and advice.
If face-to-face time with one of the talking wellness team is needed, that can be arranged too, either in person or, if preferred, by video.
Any information provided remains confidential, however, if there is a safeguarding risk to the member of staff, or anyone else (particularly a child or vulnerable adult) then this may need to be explored a little further; and with a person’s consent, we can liaise with other services on their behalf too.
Getting in touch
If you have any questions or would like to speak to a member of the talking wellness team, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to refer yourself directly into the talking wellness hub, please say hello to Limbic, our automated chatbot.
The office is staffed Monday to Friday, between 9am and 5pm, however, recognising that these times may not always be convenient for staff, we are also able to offer some appointments on a flexible basis if needed. Access to Limbic is available 24/7.
Staff can contact their respective talking wellness clinician direct.
Access free, on-site, mental health and wellbeing support from a dedicated clinical psychologist and a high intensity therapist from the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service, working from the following sites:
- Kent and Canterbury Hospital, Canterbury
- Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital, Margate
- William Harvey Hospital, Ashford
- Medway Maritime Hospital, Gillingham
- Darent Valley Hospital, Dartford
- Maidstone Hospital
- Tunbridge Wells Hospital.
These on-line mental health wellbeing check-ins are additional support to that already provided for staff via their own trusts and organisations.