Coronavirus: How to protect your mental Health
Coronavirus has plunged the world into uncertainty and the constant news about the pandemic can feel relentless. All of this is taking its toll on people's mental health, particularly those already living with conditions like anxiety and OCD.
Coronavirus and your wellbeing
You might be worried about coronavirus and how it could affect your life. This may include being asked to stay at home or avoid other people.
This might feel difficult or stressful, but there are lots of things you can try that could help your wellbeing.
Below is information that may help you manage your wellbeing.
Coronavirus and isolation: supporting yourself and your colleagues
It’s fair to say we’ve never experienced a time like this. At a time when things are moving and changing fast, we just want to make sure you’ve got some useful and practical information when you need it.
Working well from home under self-quarantine for coronavirus
The prospect of working in self-isolation might be daunting for those who have not worked from home before. This guide from Leapers explores what you can do to plan for the possibility of staff needing to self-isolate, as well as tips for home-workers.
Mental Wellbeing while staying at home
A website called the 'NHS Wales National Mental Health Coordinating Centre' has been launched through the Emergency Ambulance Services Committee website by the National Collaborative Commissioning Unit. This has been set up to offer mental health specific information during these challenging times.
NHS staff have access to Headspace for free until Dec 31, 2020.
SilverCloud is an online course with tools to help with COVID-19, stress, sleep and resilience, tailored specifically to help NHS staff in these challenging times.
Sign up by visting the Silvercloud website and entering the access code WALES2020. Programmes are self-help, confidential and secure.
The Mindfulness Based Living app is free and can be found on Google Play Store for Android users and the App Store for those using IOS devices. Simply type in the words ‘Mindfulness Based Living’ and your choice of practices will be at your fingertips!
This resource is organised into themed sections to support mental wellness, resilience and recovery. Whether you’re looking for self-care, to find out how you can support a colleague or wish to find out more for your organisation, the head first tool is a great place to start.
Get psychological first aid (PFA) training and help people with different needs to cope with the emotional impact of COVID-19.
To support those who are supporting others, the HSC NI, in collaboration with the Red Cross and NHS Education Scotland have made available interim guidelines and a short E-Learning module on Psychological First Aid. The resources are particularly applicable for anyone working or volunteering with local statutory, community or voluntary communities at this time.
This guide has been written for anyone supporting people who experienced traumatic events, and is designed to accompany training offered by the All Wales Traumatic Stress Quality Improvement Initiative.
This guide has been created for those who will be expected to support staff following a traumatic incident.
This new app titled ‘Health and Well-being Wales’ provides access to service details and contact information for over 10,500 local and national organisations, community groups and services.