We are working in challenging and unprecedented times.

This may be having an impact on your mental health making you feel unsettled, anxious and unable to cope.

We have a number of trained Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA) throughout the organisation who are able to offer initial mental health support to anyone who may need it.

If you feel that you may benefit from speaking to a MHFA, please email wellbeing@falkirk.gov.uk where you will be emailed the contact details of the mental health first aiders. Please note that responses from this email address will be during normal working hours. MHFAs are only available during their normal working hours.

If you should require assistance out with working hours, support is available at Breathing Space or by contacting the Samaritans.

We would encourage all staff to take care of their own mental health and wellbeing and look after that of their colleagues. This Wellbeing section has resources to support you through the ups and downs in the coming weeks and months. Please pass on this information to anyone who may not have access to email.

Further information on Mental Health Services and Well-being Support Services in the Falkirk Council area can be found on our employee wellbeing page.