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Wellbeing

Wellbeing at work relates to every aspect of working life, from the working environment to how the workforce feels about themselves.

Stress and burn-out are real issues for adult social care staff and with the added challenges and restrictions of the pandemic, workforce wellbeing has never been so important. 

Supporting the health and wellbeing of the workforce is essential in making sure that people with care and support needs and their families receive good quality care so they can live as independently as possible. 

Most areas are developing a local wellbeing offer, find out more by contacting your SM重口  or your local authority. 

 

Wellbeing guidance and resources

Wellbeing resource finder

Use our Wellbeing resource finder for trusted, national resources to support workplace and personal wellbeing, grouped into categories by topic, audience and type of resource with an easy filter system.

Peer support

Learn how peer support can help you and people with shared experiences provide mutual support to each other.

Building resilience

Cope better under pressure and continue to deliver high quality care and support. Take a look at the resources we have to help support managers to build resilience at an individual, team and organisational level.

Menopause awareness in the workplace

We recognise that people of diverse gender identities experience the menopause. See our guidance and resources on supporting colleagues experiencing the menopause.

Wellbeing sector stories

Hear from others in the sector on how they have implemented ways to support the wellbeing of themselves and their teams.

Supporting a diverse workforce

Watch our webinars and read our blogs to hear about experiences and the importance of supporting the mental wellbeing of people from ethnic minority communities, as well as what organisations should and can do to help their staff.

Support for individual employers and PAs

Visit our information hub to view resources designed for individual employers and personal assistants to support wellbeing. Watch our wellbeing videos to hear individual employers talk about their experiences and what's helped their wellbeing.

A positive culture toolkit for adult social care

Use this toolkit to build and improve your workplace culture so that it is a positive, compassionate, collaborative, and inclusive environment for people to work at, and where people drawing on care and support experience high-quality care.

Wellbeing for registered managers 

Registered manager webinars

Our webinars cover different wellbeing topics for both yourself and your team such as leading for wellbeing and keeping your team motivated. Bite-size resources accompany webinars such as wellbeing guide for managers.

Support for registered managers

We have an advice line Facebook Group, Registered Manager networks, and WhatsApp group to support the wellbeing of registered managers.

Bite-sized resources

 

PDF - 201kb

Our digital card includes support, guidance, helplines and where to find support in one handy place for a snapshot of wellbeing support. 

PDF - 980kb

Based on the New Economics Foundation Five Ways to Wellbeing: Connect; Be active; Take notice; Keep learning; Give. Written with registered managers in mind who can use it to generate ideas around promoting positive wellbeing and implement it into their day-to-day lives.

 

Workforce wellbeing: Practical and cost-effective ways to support your team

Delivered in partnership with , this webinar looks at simple and effective ways to best support your workforce, helping them manage the latest pressures and workload. It also explores how you can offer meaningful wellbeing initiatives which won’t break the bank, whilst convincing others – including the SM重口 - of the value this brings to your service.

Duration 1 hour 2 mins

 

Supporting research

 

PDF - 738kb

Explore how organisations use trauma-informed practice to support the adult social care workforce, identify what best practice looks like, and gather information on trauma-informed organisations operating in the sector, with recommendations for future work.

PDF - 358kb

This research identifies examples of effective practice in workforce wellbeing by determining what has worked well and what could be improved going forward.