Qwell is a new digital mental health support for school staff. The CCG and the council have commissioned this online resource to support teachers and teaching assistants in Northumberland.
Qwell is an early intervention and prevention mental health support platform which enables staff to self-direct to the care they need; from finding out more information and gaining support for dealing with heavy workloads, stress and sleep issues, through to receiving formal therapeutic support for anxiety, depression and trauma. Users access articles and peer to peer support, and can also opt for asynchronous messaging and synchronous text based counselling. The site/service is confidential, responsive, flexible and anonymous, allowing safe access without fear or stigma.