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Covid-19 Wellbeing Resources

Resources for mental health and well-being during the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak

Resources for medical professionals

NHS Practitioner Health has developed frontline wellbeing support during COVID-19. 

https://www.practitionerhealth.nhs.uk/covid-19-workforce-wellbeing

 

The BMA offers Counselling and peer support for doctors and medical students

Confidential 24/7 counselling and peer support services open to all doctors and medical students on 0330 123 1245 or via the online portal. 

https://www.bma.org.uk/advice-and-support/your-wellbeing/wellbeing-support-services/counselling-and-peer-support-for-doctors-and-medical-students

 

NHS Employers information regarding access to well-being apps

https://www.nhsemployers.org/news/2020/03/free-access-to-wellbeing-apps-for-all-nhs-staff

 

E-Learning for Health Training Modules - Looking after yourself

https://portal.e-lfh.org.uk/Catalogue/Index?HierarchyId=0_45016_45125_45552_45553&programmeId=45016

 

Academy of Medical Royal Colleges advice regarding sleep during the Coronavirus outbreak

https://www.aomrc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Sleep-in-the-Time-of-COVID19-by-Dr-Mike-Farquhar-Consultant-Children-Sleep-Medicine-.pdf

 

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has published WHO Mental Health Considerations During COVID-19.

https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/mental-health-considerations.pdf ​​​​​​​

 

The Royal College of Nurses has guidance on self-care during COVID-19 and a counselling service.

https://www.rcn.org.uk/get-help/member-support-services/counselling-service/covid-19-and-your-mental-wellbeing ​​​​​​​

 

Resilient Practice raises awareness of the importance of personal resilience in modern life and includes a Resilience Gap Analysis Tool and opportunities to improve self-awareness. 

 

Resources for staff

NHS Employers has developed resources to support staff wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

https://www.nhsemployers.org/covid19/health-safety-and-wellbeing ​​​​​​​

 

Resources for the general public

MIND UK and Every Mind Matters have published specific resources in the context of COVID-19.

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/ ​​​​​​​

https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/coronavirus-covid-19-staying-at-home-tips/ ​​​​​​​

 

The World Health Organisation have produced an excellent easy to read single side guide to coping with stress during the Coronavirus outbreak

https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/coping-with-stress.pdf?sfvrsn=9845bc3a_2 ​​​​​​​

 

Qwell for Men is a safe and confidential online space for men to share experiences and gain support from a community or qualified professionals. They can join online peer support communities, access self-help materials or engage in drop-in or booked one-to-one online chat sessions with experienced counsellors. The service has been commissioned by Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership and is available to men living in North Yorkshire, York, Hull, East Riding, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire. The online service can be accessed by visiting https://www.qwell.io/hcv ​​​​​​​

 

Apps

There are some good wellbeing apps available that could be valuable to you whilst working in healthcare during this pandemic. 

Free Wellbeing Apps for NHS Staff - a great collection of free wellbeing apps including SilverCloud (use access code: NHS2020), Headspace, Unmind, Sleepio, Daylight and cbtclinics

App for Mindfulness - an app for positive mental health training from the Positive Mental Health Foundation

Talkspace - Free therapy for impacted health workers

Clementine App - Hypnotherapy Sessions - here are 3 new hypnotherapy sessions designed with the help of ICU nurses for careworkers

Movement for Modern Life - an online yoga app that gives you access to some world class yoga teachers. NHS staff are being offered free access to this app, all you need is an NHS email address to sign up

Liberate - Liberate have partnered with the NHS to offer free subscriptions until December 2020. Liberate Meditation offers culturally sensitive and diverse meditations and talks that have been curated for the BAME community. The app aims to help reduce anxiety, alleviate stress and promote rest

The voice for NHS GPs and Practice Teams across North Yorkshire, the City of York, Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale & Craven districts.