South East Leadership Academy

Safety and Security

Ask for support | Talk to someone | Get practical help

The focus is on uncertainty and getting control of your life and surroundings. It includes physical, financial and psychological safety.

Your needs are: Comfort, warmth, safe working conditions, family health.

Things that might help

  • Talk to someone you trust about how you are feeling. Consider your line manager, a peer or your union. You can call or text one of the national helplines free (some are 24/7). They can also sign-post you to resources for your specific needs.
  • Ground yourself: This can help to re-balance. Try touching five things, seeing four things, hearing three things, smelling two things and tasting one thing.
  • Access to PPE, vaccinations and testing: This can usually be accessed via your employer on the intranet site or the Health and Wellbeing team can direct you. Email us if in doubt.


  • #HAY visual guide: This visual guide and checklist may help with making sure you regularly check in with yourself.
  • Get confidential advice and help with financial security, housing, benefits, family, legal and more from both the national NHS support and from Citizen’s Advice.
  • Abuse and domestic violence: Bright Sky helpline, site and app all provide support and information for anyone who may be in an abusive relationship or those concerned about someone they know.
  • If you or someone you know is in immediate danger call 999.