Eluned Morgan, Minister for Health and Social Services
Lynne Neagle, Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing
Julie Morgan, Deputy Minister for Social Services
We are pleased to announce today that an online Workforce Wellbeing Conversation Guide has been launched for use across health and social care settings in Wales.
As the full impact of the pandemic continues to emerge, a targeted focus on the health and wellbeing of our NHS and social care staff continues to be a priority. This online guide is a starting point for staff to encourage conversations about their experiences of work and exploring how this influences well-being, and can be used flexibly to suit individuals and teams.
We welcomed the recent report by Audit Wales which praised the way in which NHS organisations enhanced their staff wellbeing offer during the pandemic, and we have also worked hard in collaboration with social care colleagues to ensure that additional resources are available. The Wellbeing Workforce Conversation Guide launched today will make it easier for staff to identify what kind of support may have the most impact, and signpost to the most appropriate resources.
We are determined to ensure that our multi-layered wellbeing offer for health and social care workers in Wales remains fit for purpose and available when staff need it the most. We are grateful to colleagues in NHS Wales and the Social Care sector who have come together in partnership to develop this latest addition to resources available.
The feedback from those using the tool will be used to help shape this resource to make sure that we are providing something useful and practical. We look forward to this feedback and finding out how this is helping support vital conversations.