Health Education England has produced two animated films, the first designed to raise awareness among staff of the support they can access from their workplace should they be living with mental ill health. The second film is aimed at supervisors, helping them to be aware of the support they can offer their staff.
It’s important that those experiencing mental ill health know they can talk about it and receive help if they need it. Those in a position of authority should also know what is required of them and how they can help if they are approached by someone who is experiencing mental ill health.
The strategy and the films, while devised before COVID-19, will be critical to ensuring the sustained health and capacity of the NHS workforce as they respond to the pandemic and beyond. It may take some time for learners and staff to realise the impact of the crisis on their mental wellbeing.