Jo Williams is a Practice Supervisor Development Programme, Delivery Lead and Senior Lecturer, Social Care Leadership and Management Portfolio at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. She discusses the impact for supervisors in social work during the COVID-19 pandemic. To accompany this podcast we share Jo’s blog on the Chief Social Workers for Adults, Guidance for the Support and Wellbeing of the Adult Social Care Workforce by the Tavistock, and a blog by Jo, Jerri Damman and Gillian Ruch entitled ‘Feeling, […]
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Tavistock&Portman · Coronavirus and Race Irene Henderson is the Clinical Governance & Quality Manager and Race Diversity Champion at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. Irene shares some observations about where race and racism seem to have featured in the unfolding story of COVID-19, and some ideas about what any of us, whether from a BAME background or not, can do to challenge assumptions and practices about race when we see them.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) have developed a range of considerations for use in communications to support mental and psychosocial wellbeing in different target groups during the outbreak, including; the general population, healthcare workers, team leaders/managers in healthcare settings, carers of children, older adults and those in isolation. It includes the importance of connecting with family and friends during this time.
Academy of Medical Royal Colleges webpage that signposts doctors to different organisations, services and websites that can offer help to promote healthy lives and wellbeing.
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.
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, […]
This guidance, endorsed by the BPS and eight other professional bodies, is for psychological professionals and covers five areas: 1) keeping psychological services and psychological therapies services open through the immediate crisis, 2) maintaining psychological professions training programmes, 3) remote delivery of psychological therapies and interventions, 4) maintaining a psychological approach to prevention, care and treatment, and 5) supporting the wellbeing of NHS organisations, teams and staff.
Unmind is a mental health platform that empowers staff to proactively improve their mental wellbeing. The app is free until December 2020 to all NHS clinical and non-clinical staff to provide support in this time of crisis.
Top tips for homeworking during the national epidemic, including information for managers developed by North East & North Cumbria Integrated Care System. Additional useful links are provided to a range of wellbeing, arts, culture, welfare and mutual aid resources.
Psychology Tools’ guide provides helpful information about worry and anxiety and a range of self-help tools you can use to look after your wellbeing during this time of global uncertainty.