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Organisational wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic: a guidance document

This long read from Royal College of Psychiatrists includes guidance about how to support organisational wellbeing during the pandemic. It outlines what can help the organisation to maintain healthy functioning during the crisis, how to optimise organisational wellbeing, and expands on the guidelines that relate to the individual, team and organisational levels in more depth. The wellbeing of an organisation is a prerequisite for the wellbeing of staff. Mental Health Trusts are currently working under extraordinary conditions and under great […]

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Sarah Appleton – COVID-19: How to regulate distress and identify helpful sources of support

Dr Sarah Appleton is a Clinical Psychologist working in Employee Health for Central London Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. Sarah shares strategies about how to best regulate difficult emotions to allow you to effectively identify and connect with sources of help. Two blogs accompany this podcast, one entitled ‘Why we’re all grieving’ written by Sarah and the other ‘Suffering during a time of crisis’ written by her colleague Neal Gething. Wellbeing Quiz Profile: #LessInterested #RelivingTrauma

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Ravi Rana – Managing COVID-19 Information Overload

Ravi Rana is a Clinical Psychologist and Director of Therapies at East London NHS Foundation Trust. In this podcast she talks about the wealth of information created in response to COVID-19 for the general public and health and social care professionals, and that while helpful, there is a danger of becoming overwhelmed and indifferent to new information and feel deskilled and incompetent. Many already have the skills needed to deal with the challenges of the pandemic, with communication and comradery […]

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Paul Jenkins – Switching Off

Paul Jenkins is the Chief Executive of the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. Paul talks about the importance of switching off during this difficult time, and talks through some of his personal coping strategies during periods of stress and pressure. He offers some helpful, practical tips for everyone to consider. Wellbeing Quiz Profile: #MoreFrantic

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Emma Kennedy – Being ‘Good Enough’: Supporting Children’s Education at Home

Emma Kennedy is Deputy Director, Educational Psychology Training and CAMHS ASC & LD Team Manager at the Tavistock Clinic. Emma talks about some of the challenges parents who are working remotely or outside the home may have when supporting their child with schoolwork. She highlights the benefits of prioritising contact with friends, and not feeling like you now have to be ‘teacher’ too.  She talks about balancing up routine and predictability with being responsive to the moment; and most of all, […]

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Tim Kent – Living and Working Through Adversity

Tim Kent is Director of Adult & Forensic Services, Consultant Psychotherapist and Social Worker at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. He delivers a rousing commentary for NHS and social care staff about the experience of living through, and working in, the current time of adversity and how the services we provide are a lifeline, literally, for many people.

‘FACE COVID’: How to respond effectively to the Corona crisis

Resource description: ‘FACE COVID’ is a set of practical steps for responding effectively to the Corona crisis, using the principles of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). A video by Dr Russ Harris illustrating how to use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to deal with the Corona crisis and the fear, anxiety and worry that goes with it. Wellbeing Quiz Profile: #LessInterested Link to resource: Read or download the PDF Watch the video Topic: Anxiety and Worry Audience: Health professionals Resource […]

Daylight App: Free for NHS Staff

Resource description: 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. They have made their app free until December 2020 to all NHS clinical and non-clinical staff to provide support in this time of crisis. Wellbeing Quiz Profile: #LessInterested Link to resource: Visit the webpage Topic: Anxiety, Staff wellbeing, and Worry Audience: Health professionals Resource format: App


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Responding to the coronavirus: resources for mental health and wellbeing

Resource description: Heads Together have published a free toolkit with resources and tips to help address anxiety arising from these challenging times. The toolkit includes a booklet to support schools, videos to provide practical guidance and tips to schools, parents and carers about coronavirus (COVID-19) and mental health, activities to ease anxiety that can be done at school or at home, and other helpful advice, helplines and resources for adults and children. Wellbeing Quiz Profile: #LessInterested Link to resource: Read […]