Mental Health Awareness Week: Resources for Clinicians

During this trying time when clinical staff are on the frontline of the fight against COVID 19, it is more important than ever to remember that we need to take care of ourselves if we want to take care of others. To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, we’ve put together a list of useful resources to help clinicians manage their mental health and wellbeing during the COVID 19 outbreak and beyond.

HEE e-learning – Health Education England has made free e-learning resources available. Find mental health resources under the heading ‘Staff Wellbeing and Resilience during COVID-19’

NHS People (England) – A collection of resources, guides and helpful tips for those working in NHS England. Also includes details of the NHS England Staff Support Helpline (call 0300 131 7000 or text FRONTLINE to 85258. Clinicians in other areas of the UK can contact Samaritans on 116 123)

National Wellbeing Hub (Scotland) – Support for everyone working in health and social care in Scotland – The charity provides general guidance on wellbeing during lockdown that could help support you and your colleagues

Staying Active – We know that physical activity can help maintain wellbeing, and this is particularly important during lockdown. Visit Sport England for tips on staying active during the COVID 19 outbreak, or see the Faculty’s resources on Staying Active at Home