Funded by Welsh Government and run by Cardiff University, the HHP Wales service will now operate from the Division alongside world-leading mental health research centres such as the National Centre for Mental Health (NCMH, the Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute (NMHRI), and the MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics (MRC CNGG).
Professor Jon Bisson, Director of HHP Wales (pictured below), said:
I am delighted that HHP Wales is now part of the Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences. We will work closely with research centres such as NCMH to complement its world-leading research endeavours with an excellent clinical service for people working for NHS Wales.
“HHP Wales has expanded significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic, receives very positive feedback from those it supports and I am confident that its new home will facilitate its further development.”
HHP Wales was set up to provide free, confidential mental health support for doctors in Wales. It extended its support to all NHS staff in Wales during the coronavirus pandemic.
How you can get support
If you work for the NHS in Wales and would like support, you can refer yourself online.
You will be emailed within 24 hours with the date and time of your telephone appointment with a Dr Advisor who will assess you and signpost you to one or more of the following services:
- Peer support
- Guided self-help
- Virtual face-to-face psychological therapy
How you can volunteer
If you are a health professional in Wales and would like to volunteer for the service, please visit HHP Wales for details.