The QNI’s listening service, TalkToUs©, offers emotional support by phone to registered nurses working in the community.

The service is operated by trained listeners who are available to speak to nurses working in community or social care, including those in care homes, and nurses working with people who are homeless. TalkToUs is intended as a friendly ear for those who would like to talk to someone in complete confidence about their life and work at the current time. We cannot provide counselling, but we can signpost to other sources of support.

If you are worried about any aspect of your work or home life, particularly if it is affected by Covid19, and you would like to talk about your feelings to one of our team members, please email us to arrange a call.

How to Contact Us

To access TalkToUs, please email [email protected]  giving your first name, your phone number and a preferred date and time for a call. We aim to get back to you to arrange a call within 48 hours (72 hours at the weekend) as the email inbox is not normally monitored at the weekend. Call backs are usually then offered between 11 am-4 pm, Monday to Friday.

If you need to speak to someone urgently, please visit www.samaritans.org or call the Samaritans on 116 123.

The University of Nottingham has a toolkit for the psychological wellbeing of healthcare workers: click here to access it. 

Rehab 4 Addiction is a free addiction helpline run by people who’ve beaten addiction in their own lives.

Our webpage about Covid-19 also contains links to various other resources to support mental health.

A safe space for nurses in the community, primary and social care to share their experiences and gain emotional support from our trained listeners.

Dr Crystal Oldman CBE, QNI Chief Executive

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