COVID MENTAL WELLBEING
We know the last few months have been very challenging for a lot of NHS staff. Some will have remained in their current roles, but those job roles may have felt extremely different. Others will have changed roles and had to cope with new learning in addition to all the challenges that Covid-19 has brought.
For some, Covid-19 may have challenged their values, in terms of how they have had to work. Others will have felt under extreme personal threat, constantly worried about death and dying. Some staff, as we know have had to self-isolate and have therefore had to cope in extremely challenging circumstances without their usual support mechanisms available. Others will have experienced first hand the death of loved ones as well as the death of patients in their care.
Some staff will welcome the transition to roles more akin to their pre Covid work, for others this may be more of a challenge and we will think with attendees about this, helping them manage the transition in a psychologically robust way.
The session is not group therapy, but it is a live, interactive 2-3 hour session and staff will leave with a toolkit of skills that will enable them to look after their wellbeing in a proactive and protective manner going forward.
The session will be facilitated by Dr. Alison Oldam – Clinical Psychologist and Christine Mclean, RGM, RN.