Mental health, physical wellbeing and wellness services for South Yorkshire's health and care workforce


We are proud to offer our diverse 72,000 workforce an easy-to-access and comprehensive health and wellbeing offer that supports mental health, physical wellbeing and emotional resilience.

We fully recognise the importance of looking after all of our workforce and supporting colleagues to make informed choices about working through personal problems.

The launch of the SY Mental Health Hub in January 2021 provides a wide range of resources to staff free-of-charge, 24/7 and 365 days a year.

On this site you will find information about how to access:

  • Counselling and specialist accredited mental health support - provided by Vivup, accredited by Accreditation Programme for Psychological Therapies Services (APPTS)
  • Wellbeing webinars and training coursestopics such as menopause, financial wellbeing and compassion fatigue
  • Specific themed support - to include men's health, physical wellbeing and Long Covid
  • Recommended reading - blogs, books and articles
  • National NHSE/I support 


All of the above services are accessible to colleagues in South Yorkshire in the following areas: all 5 Acute Trusts and the 2 Mental Health Trusts, NHS South Yorkshire ICB, Health students at University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University, Health and Social Care, Yorkshire Ambulance Service, Voluntary sector and Primary Care (to include general practice, optical sector, dental sector and community pharmacy).


Vivup Mental Health Support

We are pleased to be working with Vivup to provide a 24/7 helpline service, to include counselling, self-help information and fast-track access to therapy where needed.

Colleagues can call 0330 380 0658 at any time to access this service.

Once you have contacted Vivup, you will be provided with fast-track access to assessment and the appropriate support pathway:

  • 24/7, 365 helpline 
  • ConīŦdential, high quality, in house specialists 
  • Self help resources and signposting 

We are here to help.

For more information and support resources, please visit here

Upcoming Events

To book onto any of these webinars, click here 
December 2023

Wednesday 6th December, 12.00pm - 13.00pm The Sleep School - Recharge

Thursday  7th December, 9.00am-11.30am Award winning writing training course

January 2024

Thursday 18th January, 12.00pm - 13.00pm  Sleep interview with Dr Guy

To book onto any of these webinars, click here

Promotional Video: about the SY HWB Hub

90-second promo video for the Vivup mental health, resilience and wellbeing service

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2023 Key Dates

Supporting diversity in your organisation with dates for your diary

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Apps & Further Resources

NHS staff have been given free access to a number of wellbeing apps and services to support with their mental health and wellbeing.

Find more on Wellbeing apps (NHS England)


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Recommended Books

  • The Mindful Workplace by Michael Chaskalson
  • Mindfulness for Health by Danny Penman
  • The Mindful Way Through Stress by Shamash Alidina
  • How Not to Worry by Paul McGee
  • How to Have a Great Life by Paul McGee
  • Minduflness @ Work by Anna Black
  • Rebel Ideas by Matthew Syed
  • Black Box Thinking by Matthew Syed
  • Bounce by Matthew Syed
  • Failosophy by Elizabeth Day
  • Good Vibes, Good Life by Vex King
  • The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down by Haemin Sumin
  • Joy At Work by Marie Kondo

Contact us

Brigitte Kaviani | Head of Health and Wellbeing | | Twitter: @HWB_Brigitte

Beth Winstanley | Programme Manager | | Twitter: @bethwHWB