The Keeping Well Service for North West London are finalists at this year’s National Health Service Journal Value Awards (HSJ) in the Mental Health Service Redesign Initiative category for supporting staff wellbeing during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Our hub was one of the first in the country to be set up as an immediate response to the pandemic to support the psychological wellbeing of NHS and social care staff including volunteers, London Ambulance service, staff providing care to others in the community and in care and residential homes.
Since the service launched in June 2020, we have received over 1,640 referrals.
Dr Chloe Schneider, Keeping Well Service Clinical Lead said:
“The last eighteen months have been an unprecedented time for people working in Health and Social Care settings. Staff have been working exceptionally hard and I’m honoured that the Keeping Well Service has been able to support staff during this challenging time. I’m really proud about our teams to have been a finalist and that the meaningful work of the Staff at Keeping Well NWL has been recognised nationally and locally. Thank you very much!”
Ruth Dennis, Head of Psychology at West London NHS Trust said:
“We’re very proud of what Keeping Well has achieved in such a short space of time. NHS and care sector staff have experienced extreme work pressures over the last 18 months and this service was set up in response to support their psychological health and wellbeing. It’s been a great team effort across many different organisations so to get shortlisted for this award is fantastic!”