Resources for mental health and well-being including for during the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak
Resources for medical professionals
NHS Practitioner Health has developed frontline wellbeing support during COVID-19.
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.
NHS Employers information regarding access to well-being apps
NHSEI offers the resources below
Looking after you too - coaching support for all primary care staff
Looking after your team - coaching support for those who lead, manage or organise a team or group in primary care
Follow this link Primary Care Coaching – Link to Assets to a range of resources, including social media assets, a video, PDF case studies and posters, website and email banners
E-Learning for Health Training Modules - Looking after yourself
Academy of Medical Royal Colleges advice regarding sleep during the Coronavirus outbreak
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has published WHO Mental Health Considerations During COVID-19.
The Royal College of Nurses has guidance on self-care during COVID-19 and a counselling service.
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.
Joyful Doctor provides free support resources for doctors and medical students.
Resources for staff
NHS Employers has developed resources to support staff wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Resources for the general public
MIND UK and Every Mind Matters have published specific resources in the context of COVID-19.
The World Health Organisation have produced an excellent easy to read single side guide to coping with stress during the Coronavirus outbreak
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
There are some good wellbeing apps available that could be valuable to you whilst working in healthcare during this pandemic.
• 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