A “National Wellbeing Hub” was launched today for the health and social care workforce including unpaid carers and PA's, which will act as a ‘front door’ to the wide range of support and wellbeing resources available in Scotland.
The Hub, which has been developed on the principles of Psychological First Aid, includes the following:
information which address the specific challenges health and social care staff are facing during COVID-19;
information about the factors which affect emotional and psychological wellbeing;
help for people to recognise their own “warning signs”;
self-care resources for staff and their colleagues, along with advice on how self-care can be implemented in the current circumstances (including video / audio clips);
information for friends, family and children who may have concerns about loved ones working in health and social care roles; and
signposting to help and support that is available to health and social care staff and unpaid carers, nationally, locally and within their own organisations.