Coronavirus/Covid-19 key information for patients and visitors

Click/tap here for key public-relevant Coronavirus/Covid-19 information for patients, visitors and members of the public.

Team support

Resources for team wellbeing, connection and strength.

Mental Health First Aiders and training

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course, designed to teach people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis. In the same way as learning physical first aid, MHFA teaches people how to recognise the crucial early warning signs of mental ill health and feel confident to guide someone to suitable support if appropriate.

You can become a Mental Health First Aider by attending a two day MHFA course which will enable you to be a point of contact, able to reassure and guide someone in need to appropriate support. It does not require you to provide any kind of specialist support.

For more information email hdft.wellbeing@nhs.net.

Mental Health Awareness Training

One in four of us will experience a mental health problem at some point in our life. This short training gives a broad overview of mental health and some practical skills for recognising, supporting and signposting someone concerned about their mental health.

Team Time

Team Time has developed from Schwartz Rounds in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. It is shorter and is focussed on a particular team or area. It is a 45 minute reflective practice run and facilitated online and provides a safe opportunity for people taking part to share experiences of their work.

See Point of Care Foundation for more information or contact Angela Carr on (01423) 555474 or angela.carr4@nhs.net or Dr Helen Law on helen.law9@nhs.net.

Team work via Clinical Psychology

Support is available to think through team issues and to implement projects or strategies to increase psychological safety, team connectedness and support or reflective practice. This may be in response to the impact of Covid-19 or as part of a longer term plan. Input is also available to provide team based education or learning sessions around psychological wellbeing issues. For an initial discussion contact Dr Sharon McKenna on (01423) 555474 or sharon.mckenna3@nhs.net.

Going Home checklist

The Going Home checklist is a poster which can be used to encourage reflection and mindfulness at the end of a working day. If you’d like to display in your area of work, click to download the PDF here.

National support for you and your team to stay well together

A range of national materials from NHS People to support you and your teams with advice for maximising team coping and healthy support for each other are available – this includes advice and guidance, bite sized training and direct coaching support. Part of this resource focuses on support to decompress well and process events at the end of a shift at work. Click here to access the support.

Other support