Coronavirus is dominating the news at the moment, and while it’s completely normal to feel anxious about it, letting your fears run away with you is unlikely to help, click here for more information.
Click here for support if you have had COVID or are recovering from COVID
FAQs ABOUT THE COVID JAB in other languages
Please find below some FAQs which have been translated into some of the most commonly spoken languages in Gloucestershire. You can read the FAQs in English here.
Click here for some of the most basic grounding methods, for anyone feeling panicky or ‘spacey’.
SOME HELPFUL LINKS/SUGGESTIONS FOR ACTIVITIES DURING ISOLATION
Here are some useful links to government and professional body advice regarding Coronavirus – please make sure that you are reading the most up to date version.
A group of mental health experts, led by University College London, have issued advice for frontline healthcare workers on how to cope with stress during the COVID-19 crisis. To watch the video, Click Here
GOV.UK – Guidance for employers and businesses on coronavirus (COVID-19)
Coronavirus COVID-19 – HSE advice and guidance (issued 20 April 2020)
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists – Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection and pregnancy
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists – Information on pregnancy and the COVID vaccination
ACAS – Coronavirus: advice for employers and employees
Looking after yourself and your team
Looking after yourself and your team (NHS Only)
FACE – or to watch the FACE YouTube video Click Here
The CCG have also produced a leaflet re: Grieving in Exceptional times, it covers both practical and emotional advice, please click here
OTHER USEFUL LINKS
Advice on Social Distancing for businesses from HSE
A guide for Healthcare Workers (HCW) on preventing hand/face dermatitis/eczema during the COVID-19 pandemic
NHS England and NHS Improvement have worked with the following app providers to waive costs for the NHS workforce who are dealing with the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Unmind – Unmind is a mental health platform that empowers staff to proactively improve their mental wellbeing. Using scientifically-backed assessments, tools and training you can measure and manage your personal mental health needs, including digital programmes designed to help with stress, sleep, coping, connection, fulfilment and nutrition.
The team at Unmind are offering free access to NHS staff until the end of December 2020, which is active now.
How NHS staff can get access: Go to nhs.unmind.com/signup – Sign up with your NHS email address. Download the Unmind app from your appstore – your organisation name is NHS. If you do not see your NHS email domain or have another support query, please visit the FAQs and support for more information
Headspace – Headspace is a science-backed app in mindfulness and meditation, providing unique tools and resources to help reduce stress, build resilience, and aid better sleep.
Free access to all NHS staff with an NHS email address is available until 31 December 2020 and is active now.
How NHS staff can get access: Go to https://www.headspace.com/nhs for NHS staff to access, with the option to select clinical or non-clinical staff to start enrolling. You will need to use your NHS email address to sign up. Access their FAQs and support for more information.
Sleepio and Daylight (developed by Big Health) – Sleepio is a clinically-evidenced sleep improvement programme that is fully automated and highly personalised, using cognitive behavioural techniques to help improve poor sleep. Free access to Sleepio for all NHS staff is active now until 31 December. Daylight is a smartphone-based app that provides help to people experiencing symptoms of worry and anxiety, using evidence-based cognitive behavioural techniques, voice and animation. Free access to Daylight is active now until 31 December. How NHS staff can access Sleepio: Click on the following link on your laptop or desktop computer: sleepio.com/access and sign up for an account using your name and email address. Click ‘Personalise Sleepio’ and get started.
How NHS staff can access Daylight: Click on the following link: trydaylight.com/access and answer a few short questions to tailor the programme to you. Sign up for an account using your name and email address. Download the Daylight smartphone app (search ‘Daylight – Worry Less’ on both iPhone and Android) and get started. For technical support please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com