Mental health support for NHS Workers in Wales

Wales (HHP Wales), a support service for all NHS staff in Wales, has joined the Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences at Cardiff University.

Funded by Welsh Government and run by Cardiff University, the Canopi 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 Canopi (pictured below), said:

I am delighted that Canopi 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 health and social care in Wales.

“Canopi 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.”

Canopi 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 and then social care in April 2022.

Prof Jon Bisson

How you can get support

If you work for the health and social care sectors 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:

  • Self-help
  • Peer support
  • Guided self-help
  • Virtual face-to-face psychological therapy
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How you can volunteer

If you are a health professional in Wales and would like to volunteer for the service, please visit Canopi for details.

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