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EWS Services and Support Available

Doing Our Bit

The health board has recently signed up to #DoingOurBit, an online platform exclusively for NHS staff featuring a range of fitness workouts that Cardiff and Vale staff can now access free of charge

To access the platform, employees need to register using their NHS email address. We are aware that a number of employees do not currently have access to an NHS email address, and the Employee Health and Wellbeing Service is working to find a solution to ensure that all staff can access the platform should they want to.

If any members of your team would like to access the #DoingOurBit platform but don’t currently have access to an NHS email address, please send a list of their names to Nicky Bevan at so access to the platform can be arranged for them once a solution is identified.

A range of support, both internal and external, are available for all of your wellbeing needs.  Select the options below to find out more:

EWS Counselling Service 

We can offer up to six sessions of counselling, if this is appropriate. 

The Truth Project 

The Truth Project offers victims and survivors of child sexual abuse the chance to share their
experiences and be heard with respect. It is part of the Independent Inquiry into Child
Sexual Abuse.

Other Counselling Providers      

Click here for information on a range of local and national counselling organisations.    

Mental Health Apps

Find NHS approved digital tools to help you manage and improve your health. 

Wellbeing Workshops

Click here for information on the workshops we currently offer

Self Help

Useful information on a range of problems which can affect your emotional wellbeing

Reading Well

Reading Well supports you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing using helpful reading. The books are all chosen and endorsed by health experts, as well as by people living with the conditions covered and their relatives and carers.

Cardiff and Vale Primary Mental Health Support Services (Stepiau)

A Primary Mental Health Support Service for people of all ages.  

If your GP is not based in Cardiff or The Vale of Glamorgan and you are interested in accessing a therapeutic group you should be able to access this through your local Health Board:  Abertawe Bro Morgannwg UHBAneurin Bevan UHBCwm Taf UHB

Exercise Referral

This Welsh Government funded scheme is designed to provide opportunities to exercise that are fun, rewarding and that can be incorporated into everyday life 

Legal Advice

A range of organisations that provide free legal advice and support

Debt Advice

National Charities that offer free debt advice and practical support

Families and Children

The Employee Wellbeing Team can give you information about a wide range of charities, organisations and agencies that support families locally.


Mindfulness is an approach that helps people manage their thoughts and feelings.  A list of useful local and online resouces 

EPP Cymru

EPP Cymru provides a range of self-management health and well being courses and workshops for people living with a health condition.

Staff Wellbeing Information for Managers and Staff

This page signposts you to websites and other resources to provide you with advice and guidance on how best to support staff wellbeing. Our Wellbeing Matters [English] [Cymraeg]

Wellbeing planning guidance for managers based on guidance from the Kings Fund
organisation and the British Psychological Society:

The Employee Wellbeing Service has put together advice for supporting staff wellbeing:


Dewis Cymru is the place for information about well-being in Wales. The Dewis Cymru website aims to provide quality information from a network of social care, health and third sector organisations across Wales. 

Helplines and Emergency Support 

The Employee Wellbeing Service does not deal with urgent or emergency mental health matters

This page provide information about people you can speak to today.

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