The current coronavirus pandemic is creating additional physical and mental wellbeing challenges to all frontline health and social care staff. Primary care clinicians, ambulance staff and emergency department staff are at the very front of that frontline and are coming into contact with many patients.
Workload and demands are rising and staff concern has understandably increased as well.
The frontline organisations (including the Royal College of GPs, Association of Ambulance Chief Executives, the College of Paramedics and Royal College of Emergency Medicine) have been working together for several weeks nationally to develop joined up ways of working to support our urgent and emergency care systems and patients, and are also committed to supporting our health and social care staff across the UK.
We are delighted to all endorse the attached support leaflet developed by the Living Life to the Full team. This was initially intended to provide wellbeing advice for frontline staff under pressure, but is now being offered for free to all health and social care staff.
The leaflet also links to free access to a nationally used, evidence-based and widely recommended online wellbeing course called Living Life to the Full.
A special version of the course is being made available nationally to all NHS and Social Care staff across the UK. Please visit www.code.llttf4.com, then register using the code nhsstaff
You can use the course resources in any way you want. We particularly emphasise the optional modules as well as the main course. If you prefer to read, there are numerous online books to read as well as worksheets you can complete online via your smartphone or computer. It’s your choice – dip in or work through the resources as a larger course.
It’s also free for use by your family and friends too. Register / log in here.