Coronavirus/Covid-19 key information for patients and visitors

Click/tap here for key public-relevant Coronavirus/Covid-19 information for patients, visitors and members of the public.

You and your family

Support to help you and your family, including the Employee Assistance Programme, children and parenting support, and support for carers.

Support to help you and your family, including the Employee Assistance Programme, children and parenting support, and support for carers.

Employee Assistance Programme

Our Employee Assistance Programme is available to every member of staff and their families throughout HDFT and HIF. The service is operated for us by Workplace Options, a leading provider of workplace services worldwide, and provides comprehensive resources on a wide range issues including work, finances, parenting, relationships, health and emotional wellbeing. The programme also provides you and your family with access to confidential counselling free of charge at a time convenient to you.

Please click here to visit the programme’s website. Alternatively, call 0800 243 458 or email assistance@workplaceoptions.com. The programme is also available via the iConnectYou app (downloadable to your phone) which instantly connects you with professionals for in-the-moment support and help finding resources for you and your family.

Children and parenting support

familylives.org.uk provides a confidential helpline, online chat and parenting advice and support.

Coping with family during Covid-19 Useful information from Family Lives on coping with family life during Coronavirus.

www.youngminds.org.uk provides a host of information on supporting the mental health of children and young people including a parents’ helpline providing phone, webchat or email support.

Support for carers

Carers UK provides a local directory, helpline and online forum for carers linking you with support and information whatever your situation.

Citizens’ Advice: carers help and support.

Relationship support

Relate: Covid-19 advice and information.

Domestic abuse

Domestic violence and abuse can happen to anyone. It is never OK, never your fault and there is help and support available. If you’re not sure that what you’re experiencing is abuse, it probably is and it’s time to reach out to talk to someone.

  • Call the National Domestic Abuse 24-hour helpline on 0808 2000 247
  • Confide in your line manager or trusted colleague
  • If you or someone else is in immediate danger, please call 999 and ask for the police.

More information on the support and advice available to help you can be found here.

IDAS is a specialist domestic abuse and sexual abuse charity in Yorkshire and has a range of helpful information and sources of support.