• Supporting you while you support your team

Self-care and support for leaders

Resources to help you help your team and look after your own wellbeing, including:

  • Support for leaders from Wellbeing Matters
  • Supporting your team (NHS, social care, frontline, all staff)
  • Self-care for managers 

Support for leaders from Wellbeing Matters

Informal consultation 

If you're a Berkshire health or social care manager or team leader, book an informal consultation on how to support your team. Email staffsupportservice@berkshire.nhs.uk 

Workshops and Outreach Sessions 

Wellbeing Matters offers tailored wellbeing workshops and outreach presentations to health and care organisations across Berkshire.  

Outreach presentations explain our support, how it helps and how to access it.

Wellbeing Matters workshops are more interactive, providing psychoeducation, advice, and exercises on the topics of wellbeing most relevant to your team, such as:  

  • Wellbeing 
  • Emotional resilience 
  • Support for managers 
  • Stress, burnout and moral injury

To book workshops or presentations, email staffsupportservice@berkshire.nhs.uk  


Wellbeing Matters Team Support Hubs. A safe space for a team or group to talk about how a situation is affecting you and ways of coping, with a psychological practitioner. 

Find out more and book a support hub


Supporting your team

As a manager or team leader, you may be aware people in your team are dealing with a range of practical and emotional issues, in or outside the workplace. We know it may feel difficult to know how to support your team members with the issues they are dealing with. Here are some resources to help. 

The King's Fund - for NHS, social care and voluntary sectors

Leading Well for Staff Health and Wellbeing in the NHS - FutureLearn

Develop your understanding of your own health and wellbeing to better lead and support your colleagues.Whilst the course is focused on NHS leaders, it may also be beneficials to leaders and managers working in related fields such as social care and the voluntary or community sectors.

The course is online, 3 hours a week for 3 weeks, certificate awarded on completion. Read this blog about the course and why it is needed.

NHS resources

Support for social care leaders

Skills for Care has many useful webinars for social care managers, including on leading for wellbeing, for you and your team 

Coaching for NHS staff 

For all in health and social care

  • Mental Health First Aid training - learn how to identify, understand and help someone experiencing a mental health issue. Find out more and book with Wellbeing Matters at: Mental Health First Aid training
  • React MH training - Structured training in how to hold a wellbeing conversation to support the mental health of friends and colleagues. Find out more and book at: REACTMH Training
  • Listening with Empathy - "The Power of Empathy" - Dr Brené Brown For general inspiration.
  • Bitesize learning – Leadership Academy Develop new skills and improve your experience of work, with short guides from experts. For anyone in health and care. Topics include: 
    • Stress and burnout 
    • Managing and leading in turbulent times 
    • How to work with emotions and care for your team 
    • Courageous conversations 
    • Compassionate leadership in crisis 
    • Leaders; looking after your teams 
    • Team resilience 
    • Supporting others in difficult times 
    • Building inclusion through understanding 

Self-care for managers 

NHS People have developed a range of resources to support managers to look after your own wellbeing.  

There are also useful Bitesize online courses you can enroll for, including: 

Online support networks 

Bereavement and grief support

If you or members of your team have sadly experienced the death of loved ones or patients, see our bereavement and grief support.