Here is the self help and peer support that is available.
Free Wellbeing Apps and Resources
NHS England and NHS Improvement together with NHS Employers are working to ensure that all staff are supported during this difficult period. This includes frontline staff as well as those in all support roles. A number of free apps for all staff can be found here:
Are you experiencing stress and anxiety due to the Covid-19 situation? Then this video offers support, just follow the link below:
Watch the video which helps you to look after your patients and your own wellbeing during the Covid-19 crisis
One You launched by Public Health England encourages people to reappraise their lifestyle choices, put themselves first and do something about their own health. It reminds people that it’s never too late to improve their health, making small lifestyle changes such as eating well, drinking less alcohol, quitting smoking or being more active can double your chances of being healthy at 70 and beyond.
The campaign encourages adults to take part in a free online health quiz, called ‘How Are You’, to identify where they can make small changes. The quiz provides personalised recommendations and directs people to tools and advice created by experts to help them take action where it’s most needed.
One You Apps
You can also download from the One You website the One You Apps which include:
Couch to 5k, which is designed to get you off the couch and running (or jogging!!) in 9 weeks.
Drinks Tracker, which is an easy way to track how much alcohol you are consuming.
Easy Meals, which is an easy way to find healthy meal options.
NHS Smokefree, an app to help you if you want to quit smoking.
MHFA England Resources
Here we can all find useful information to support the mental health of others as well as our own. There are many different activities, videos and tips for staff that are free and accessible for all of us to access.
This info will be updated regularly, however, for any enquires please contact RDaSH MHFA Instructors Kerry Pepper (Improvement and Culture Facilitator) firstname.lastname@example.org or Jane Curtis (Lead L&D Facilitator) email@example.com
Please click on the link below to access the MHFA page within the Learning and Development Services intranet zone
Team Time is a new tool developed by the Point of Care Foundation in response to the current pandemic. This is an alternative to Schwartz Rounds which we are currently unable to deliver due to social distancing measures, and will be delivered by our Schwartz Team Facilitators. Team Time aims to offer boundaried reflective space with a view to:
-Reduce individual levels of stress and anxiety
-Address feelings of isolation and provide a sense of support to counter the rising pressure
-Help team members to be more compassionate towards themselves and each other
The sessions will take place via Microsoft Teams, and last around 40 minutes. All story tellers will be supported to prepare for the sessions and will share a short story (around 3 minutes), with a focus on the emotional impact an event had on them. As with Schwartz Rounds, the sessions will be opened to audience reflection, and will be supported 2 trained facilitators who will manage the chat functions online. Anyone who is familiar with Schwartz Rounds will notice that the focus is slightly different however, as this is not only digital, but the stories and discussion will likely be current rather than about past events, and the sessions focus upon teams, rather than groups of people coming together from across the organisation. As always, the aim is to be a supportive reflective session for teams, and at this very difficult time.
This is not a replacement for Schwartz Rounds which will return in due course, but a solution to support the current situation, and we will review the feedback and evaluate. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information and book a Team Time session.
Information to help you
Self Care Materials
Staff have access to the following helpful guides which will help you with self care, well being and overcoming anxieties.
How to look after your patients and your own wellbeing during the COVID 19 crisis: https://youtu.be/rTez8DNWUH4
Activities when self isolating
Why not try theses activities to keep you active?
Don’t struggle or stay silent!
Our 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme is always there for you. Give them a call night and day on 03303 800 658. You can have telephone counselling and get advice for a whole range of practical issues from trained professionals through the service.
Here’s a range of posters to help keep you well.
Call on us!
If there is anything we can do to support your wellbeing, please let us know. Pop us an email on: email@example.com