Why staff wellbeing is important

This is a very anxious time for staff with many conflicting emotions surfacing; those of fear, worry, sadness; loyalty to loved ones at home and loyalty to team members.

That’s why supporting the wellbeing of our staff is more important than ever, as we respond to the unprecedented challenge of COVID-19. If we do not care for the emotional wellbeing of our staff, we cannot provide good quality care for our patients.

Ensuring the psychological, emotional and physical wellbeing of all our staff and managers means caring for our staff, and providing them with access to the best wellbeing support possible. This is to both prepare staff for the COVID-19 challenge, and to support them through it.

***Please take part in this national ‘Covida’ staff wellbeing survey. We would encourage all staff to take the time to complete the short survey which sets out to access the psychological impact of the COVID outbreak on health care professionals across the UK.***

Our CTM commitment to staff wellbeing

Looking after you is our key focus. Through our wellbeing support, we hope everyone will feel better equipped to look after themselves (and each other) during these extremely challenging times.

The advice and support being made available will help staff to look after themselves, as well as help managers to look after their teams.

Our latest HR FAQs for staff.

Our Wellbeing team

We have a dedicated team providing wellbeing support to all our staff across our three main hospital sites and also our community hospitals. This is being overseen by Dr Clare Wright, our health board Wellbeing Lead, along with our Clinical Psychologists and trained professionals.  

Getting wellbeing updates 

  • Visit our dedicated COVID SharePoint page with easy access wellbeing icons; 
  • Join our staff Facebook Group – wellbeing information and updates are posted regularly (search for wellbeing specific information by clicking on the ‘wellbeing topic’.) If you are not currently a member of this group and would like to join, search ‘Cwm Taf UHB.  
  • Read the  ‘latest staff message’  which includes all the latest wellbeing updates