The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Project 5

Project5 - Free Mental Health/Wellbeing Service for Healthcare Workers

Project5 adds extra and vital psychological support to the NHS, offering FREE 1-2-1 sessions with wellbeing specialists.

These sessions are available now (in the wake of COVID19) and into the future, offering the NHS a sustained level of extra capacity.

Project5 is the only independent wellbeing service to be supported by the NHS that offers free 1-2-1 support sessions for anyone in the NHS.

NHS people now have the choice to use either their own wellbeing services or to use Project5, an autonomous service outside of the NHS.

The NHS and Project5 believe that it does not matter where people go if they need the help, it is just important that they do access support, but it has to be at the appropriate level of need and provided for by suitably qualified staff. 

Project5 only onboards highly trained, verified professionals. This gives the NHS confidence that they are supporting a service run by qualified and competent specialists.

Project5 pledges to support the NHS now, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and into the future. This is a sustainable offering. It can do this because of the way Project5 has been set up (as a rapid-learning evidence-based model). This means the system can rapidly learn and implement service changes according to the changing needs of the NHS. 

This launch coincides with Mental Health Awareness Week (18-25 May) and highlights how important it is to get the right help as early as possible. Many people, who are resilient and capable feel that they can carry on without getting help but, psychologically, this leads to early burn out and long-term psychological issues. Project5 is offering a service that aims to help NHS staff access help they need as early as possible.

The NHS has placed Project5 on its support services and access to therapy site, driving traffic to Project5's booking system at www.project5.org and here on the NHS website, https://www.practitionerhealth.nhs.uk/support-services-access-to-therapy