Employee Assistance Programme

KHFT has partnered with a new EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) provider, Care first, enabling our staff to confidentially access counselling, advice and information. The support available covers personal and work related issues, and staff do not need permission to access the service. Support is available 24 hours a day by telephoning 0800 174 319. Calls are answered by trained counsellors, and should face to face counselling be required, this can be accessed. As well as counselling, staff can access advice on practical issues including those linked to debt, benefits, housing, childcare, wills and probate etc. The service is completely free for staff to use, and there are no limits to the number of times you can contact Care first.

In addition, all staff can access Care first Zest – a FREE and totally confidential online health & wellbeing resource that offers staff a combination of personally tailored programmes and general health information & support.

If you would like to access this resource please email khft.staffwellbeingappointments@nhs.net and you will be provided with our organisation code. Once you have received this simply visit the URL below, click ‘register’ and use the organisation code to get started:

Carefirst Lifestyle – Carefirst Lifestyle (carefirst-lifestyle.co.uk)

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