COVID

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

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 – Updated advice for pregnant healthcare workers and employers during the coronavirus outbreak

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists – Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection and pregnancy

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:  hello@sleepio.com or hello@trydaylight.com