Resources available to all include:
Mental health and wellbeing resources including our Health Assured Employee Assistance Programme and our Going Home Checklist.
Physical wellbeing resources including access to online exercise classes, our Simply Health Health Hub and guidance on eating well and alcohol intake.
Financial health resources including access to Neybar who East Kent have partnered with in order to support staff in accessing financial tools, calculators and expert guides as well as being able to apply for emergency loans.
East Kent has provided special Take 5 rooms on each site – a dedicated quiet space available to all wanting to share worries and concerns, ask for advice., let off steam or just sit quietly.
Our sites provide restaurants that offer full menus of nourishing and healthy meals and snacks.
There's a whole host of benefits to East Kent staff including We Care Rewards, our discount and benefit scheme which enables you to save money on a range of purchases, including your weekly grocery shop. We Care Rewards continues to offer benefits already available to you as an EKHUFT staff member.
We hold a range of health and wellbeing books within our libraries at each hospital site.
We provide a recognised training programme developed by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England which equips people to become mental health first aiders within the trust, there to support colleagues.
Links and Resources
East Kent’s internal links and resources are available to students, trainees and staff on joining us.
Here are some wider links and resources.
NHS Mental Health Hotline for staff tacking COVID--19
HEE’s page on wellbeing links and resources can be found here and include a wealth of information and tips