Service changes and visiting during the COVID-19 pandemic
During this COVID-19 pandemic there may be changes in the way some of our services work. Contact the service directly to check how services are being delivered and follow their advice.
Some of our services now offer video consultations. You should speak to your clinician if this is something you would like them to consider. You can find out more about video consultation here.
Contact the ward you wish to visit in advance for guidance and instructions for a safe visit.
You can read some general NHS guidance on visiting healthcare inpatient settings.pdf [pdf] 89KB
If you need help in a mental health crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic outside office hours please contact our crisis team: Help in a crisis
For other medical advice and support contact your GP or visit NHS 111
Only visit your local Emergency Department for serious life-threatening conditions that need immediate medical attention including persistent severe chest pain, loss of consciousness, acute confused state, severe breathlessness, severe blood loss, serious burns or suspected stroke.
Mindfulness for staff wellbeing
Mindfulness is a way of paying attention to, and seeing clearly whatever is happening in our lives. It will not eliminate lifes pressures, but it can help us respond to them in a calmer manner that benefits our heart, head, and body. It helps us recognise and step away from habitual, often unconscious emotional and physiological reactions to everyday events. It provides us with a scientifically researched approach to cultivating clarity, insight, and understanding. Practicing mindfulness allows us to be fully present in our life and work, and improve our quality of life.
Mindfulness drop-in sessions
You can access the 30 minute sessions via Microsoft Teams. Check the Trust intranet for more details.
Mindfulness for wellbeing workshops
The 90 minute workshop will be delivered via Microsoft Teams and will include short mindfulness practices, additional resources and advice on where to find support.
To find out when and to book your place email email@example.com.
Mindfulness based courses for staff
Nottingham Centre for Mindfulness is offering three Mindfulness based courses free to staff in the Trust:
- Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for depression - 8 week course of 2 hour sessions. This course is for anyone who is experiencing stress and low mood and wishes to enhance their general wellbeing. The course combines mindfulness meditation with cognitive therapy exercises which enable us to become more aware of our mind and body and begin to dissolve some of our unhelpful habits of thinking and behaving. The course offers the potential for you to live with a greater sense of ease and appreciation in your life. In order to develop the skills involved up to an hours daily home practice is required. To find out when and to book your place email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mindfulness for daily living - 6 week course of 1 hour sessions combining short meditation practices and developing mindful awareness in daily life. Practising ways of stepping out of automatic pilot can increase our awareness and enable us to live life more fully. In order to develop the skills involved up to 30 minutes daily home practice is required. To find out when and to book your place email email@example.com.
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for Life (MBCT-L) - 8 week course of 2 hours a week, offers mindfulness practices and cognitive behavioural exercises that can enhance our wellbeing and flourishing. As we cultivate attitudes of interest and friendliness toward all of our experiences, whether pleasant or unpleasant, we learn skills for keeping our balance through life’s ups and downs. When difficulties arise, we learn to respond skilfully and engage with what is most important to us, opening to moments of joy, contentment, and gratitude.