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.

Mental Health Hub provided by Vivup

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)
  • Recorded wellbeing webinars  - topics such as menopause, Moral injury, Burnout and compassion fatigue
  • Specific themed support - to include men's health 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, Voluntary sector and Primary Care (to include general practice, optical sector, dental sector and community pharmacy).

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 
  • Confidential, high quality, in house specialists 
  • Self help resources and signposting 

We are here to help.

For more information and support resources, please visit here

Health and Wellbeing Hub

Upcoming Events

To book onto any of our webinars and courses, click here 
March 2024

Friday 1st March 12.00 - 14.00 Overseas NHS Day Celebration Event 'Celebrate, Inspire and Connect' LINK

Wednesday 6th March 12:30 - 13:00 Wellbeing On Wednesday (WOW) - International Women's Day

Thursday 7th March 12.00 - 13.00 The Importance of Ethnicity in Menopause 

Thursday 7th March 12:30 - 1:30 Menopause and Sleep with Dr Caitlin Chasser

Monday 11th March 12.00 - 17.00 South Yorkshire ICS Aspiring Women's Leaders Network Event 'Inspire Inclusion' - Fully booked

Tuesday 12th March 12:30 - 1:30 Queering the Menopause with Dr Nat Thorne

Thursday 14th March 12.00 - 12.40 Men-o Café - Menopause Support Group for Men

Frida​​​​​​y 15th March 12.00-13.00 ​Health and Wellbeing session – Support for our workforce in South Yorkshire and How to stay calm under pressure (as part of HCS week)

Tuesday 19th March 9.00 - 12.00 Menopause Champion Course (Part 1)

Tuesday 19th March 14.00 - 16.30 Menopause Advocate Course (Part 2)

April 2024

Thursday 4th April 12.00 -13.00 MenoYOU ‘Pause and Balance’ - Menopause in South Asian Communities

Tuesday 16th April 13.00 - 13.40 Virtual Menopause Café 

Monday 22nd April 9.00 - 12.00 Menopause Advocate Course (Part 1)

Monday 22nd April, 12.30 - 13.00 Postural Awareness (as Part of WAD)

Monday 22nd April, 14.00 - 16.30 Menopause Advocate Course (Part 2)

Tuesday 23rd April 11.30 - 12.00 Reflexology for Musculoskeletal Support (as Part of WAD)

Wednesday 24th April 13.00 - 13.30 Head, Neck and Shoulder Release (as Part of WAD)

Thursday 25th April 12.30 - 14.00 Melt Away Stress (as Part of WAD)

Friday 26th April 13.00 - 13.30 Stretch and Relax (as Part of WAD)

Promotional Video: about the SY HWB Hub

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

Winter Wellbeing resource flier 


Help with Seasonal Affective Disorder  -  

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2024 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)


Supporting colleagues with the conflict in Ukraine

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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