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NHS: Mental Health

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 161853, tabled on 2 March 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 9 February 2021 to Question 147019, if he will publish the analysis of how many NHS staff have accessed the government-funded mental health and wellbeing package; how many staff have accessed that service through the (a) dedicated app, (b) website and (c) telephone and text helplines; and if he will publish the total number of staff who have accessed those services.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

9 March 2021

A comprehensive national offer of support has been in place since the pandemic began. This has been accessed on over 750,000 occasions.

There have been almost 185,000 downloads of self-help apps and over 570,000 views of the website which signposts further resources to support staff wellbeing. In addition to this, there have been over 9,000 contacts with the National Helpline that is provided in partnership with the Samaritans and over 4,000 conversations with the 24 hour text support line run in partnership with SHOUT.

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