By healthcare workers
for healthcare workers

The Healthcare Workers’ Foundation provides help to healthcare workers and their families to support the care they give to the community.

Our services cover the physical, mental and day-to-day needs of all healthcare workers, from cleaners, porters and healthcare assistants to doctors and nurses. Together, we make a real difference.

  • £52,957 spent on staff room refurbishments

  • £88,128 of grants delivered

  • 1,894 counselling sessions provided to healthcare workers

Are you a healthcare worker who needs support?

We’re here to help

We offer financial support, counselling and bereaved families support to anyone working in a healthcare setting.

Who we've supported

  • Jade Photo of Jade
    I help other women and their families with holistic healthcare and support in our community. Without the support from HWF, this would not have been possible.
  • Tracey Photo of Tracey
    This break away meant so much to both me and my beautiful granddaughters.
  • Anna Photo of Anna
    The tutoring courses really helped boost my confidence whilst studying in the lead up to my exams this summer.
  • Zalika Photo of Zalika
    I cried and was relieved to get this support…the grant has made a big impact.

Latest updates

  • A nurse's account of working on the frontline

    The problem is that for many years society has made us believe that having ups and downs in your mental health is a sign of weakness. Before I used to hide my problems, my anxieties, I did not share my doubts. I did not to accept my limitations. I have learned that I am no less of a man or a worse father or nurse because I had mental health problems. Taking care of mental health is not a weakness, quite the opposite. The bravest thing a person can do is ask for help when they need it. It’s ok not to be ok.

  • I’m at the point where I want to remove myself from this stress

    Oncology is one of the most complex and stressful areas for nursing. It requires people who are not only clinically extremely skilled, but who also have the compassion and time to support patients and their families through the treatment process and sometimes end-of-life care. Lack of staff and poor working conditions lead to compassion fatigue, feelings of failure and a desire to leave. Sarah’s story is typical of the stress and low morale that nursing staff feel across the NHS.