Emotional Wellbeing

 Support for BTH Staff & Volunteers during challenging times

As a Trust we know that both work and home life can be challenging at times but by  however evidence suggests there are 5 ways to help you feel happier, more positive and to get the most out of life. These come in the form of:


Connect with the people around you: your family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. Spend time developing these relationships.

Be active

You don’t have to go to the gym. Take a walk, go cycling or play a game of football. Find an activity that you enjoy and make it a part of your life.

Keep learning

learning new skills can give you a sense of achievement and a new confidence. So why not sign up for that cooking course, start learning to play a musical instrument, or figure out how to fix your bike?

Give to others

Even the smallest act can count, whether it’s a smile, a thank you or a kind word. Larger acts, such as volunteering at your local community centre, can improve your mental wellbeing and help you build new social networks.

Be mindful

Be more aware of the present moment, including your thoughts and feelings, your body and the world around you. Some people call this awareness “mindfulness”. It can positively change the way you feel about life and how you approach challenges.

These five actions may help boost you emotional wellbeing, make you feel happier and more positive about difficult and challenging situations.   This can be known as building resilience, an important factor used to bounce back from difficult situations.

Emotional wellbeing toolkit

This toolkit has been developed to support NHS organisations to create a mentally healthy workplace by:

  • bridging a gap in understanding and to enable us to talk openly and regularly about emotional health
  • assessing the impacts emotional wellbeing has on ourselves, our colleagues and on our patients
  • enabling us to action plan to enable more good days than bad.

The toolkit features an interactive tool which can be used by individuals to improve their own emotional wellbeing.  It can also be used in team environments and by health professionals looking at emotional wellbeing of individuals.

Try out the new interactive tool now

Further information can be found at the following sites:

For individual or team advice on boosting emotional wellbeing within the workplace please contact the Staff Health and Wellbeing Centre through the oneHR website: https://www.bfwh.nhs.uk/onehr/occupational-health/.

*Remember, staff can access support services such as; counselling, CBT and Hypnotherapy to help boost emotional wellbeing*