Helplines and resources available during the Festive period

EEAST Wellbeing Support

Here at EEAST we know that Christmas can be a very difficult time for many, for a number of reasons. As well as your line management, there are a number of other people you can call for assistance.

Here are some numbers if you need immediate response: -


EAP Help-line :                          0808 196 2374

Crisis Line:                                 0808 196 2370

Samaritans:                      - 116 123  

Wellbeing:                       - 07715 074010  


Subject Specific Support:

Domestic Abuse

Care for Children


NHS bereavement helpline:        0800 2600 400 

Cruse Bereavement Care

At A Loss         

Coronavirus Bereavement advice: The Good Grief Trust

We have attached some resources below which we feel may be of help throughout the Festive period. Please feel free to print out and distribute or display as needed.

Your wellbeing team will also be around and about during the Christmas period.  Please contact for any further information.

For any Covid-19 related issues please refer to our Covid-19 pages, specifically Action Card E24 referring to those staff who cannot attend work due to caring responsibilities. Both managers and employees should familiarise themselves with this card.

Please remember to complete your own Covid risk-assessment if you have not already done so. Managers who already have access to the Power-Bi access, please log into the system to identify any staff members from your team who are yet to complete the Covid-19 Self-Risk Assessments.

Published 24th December 2020