Frontline health and social care workers
Now more than ever you might be feeling the pressure if you’re a key worker. You may be working longer hours than usual with new social distancing restrictions and you may be the only person in your family still going out to work each day. All this can lead to additional stress and worries for you and your family.
If you have to leave your house to go into work during the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, it might feel like a difficult and stressful time.
Health & Wellbeing support for NHS Staff
- NHS Occupational Health Service – visit www.workingwellglos.nhs.uk.
- A free wellbeing support helpline 0300 131 7000, operated by the Samaritans and available from 7.00am – 11.00pm seven days a week, providing confidential listening from trained professionals and specialist advice - including coaching, bereavement care, mental health and financial help. NHS staff can call for support, signposting and confidential listening.
- A 24/7 text alternative to the above helpline - NHS staff can simply text FRONTLINE to
- Online peer-to-peer, team and personal resilience support through digital mental health platform SilverCloud and a range of health and wellbeing apps, including Unmind, Headspace, Sleepio and Daylight.
For tips for taking care of your mental health and wellbeing, help with understanding difficult feelings, and ways to find support visit https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus/coping-as-a-key-worker/
Public Health England’s Psychological First Aid (PFA) training module for all frontline and essential workers and volunteers training module aims to increase awareness of how to support the wellbeing of people affected by COVID-19.