30 minute video from Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr Helen Connolly about caring for Health Care staff during the current COVID-19 Pandemic.

Hope in Work –  Joy at Home

by Sarah Meekin, Head of Psychological Services BHSCT

All Psychology Helplines are open to staff from within the Trust, local GP practices, and Independent Care Providers.

While all NIAS Occupational Health Services are provided from BHSCT, each Trust has agreed that local NIAS staff can also avail of the local Trust helpline.

Northern HSC Trust
028 9441 3644
Monday to Friday – 9am to 9pm
Saturday and Sunday – 2pm to 6pm

South Eastern HSC Trust
02892 501 332
Monday to Friday – 9am to 9pm
Saturday and Sunday – 2pm to 6pm

Southern HSC Trust
028 3756 2600
Monday to Friday – 9am to 9pm
Saturday and Sunday – 2pm to 6pm

Western HSC Trust
028 7161 1281
Monday to Friday – 9am to 9pm
Saturday and Sunday – 2pm to 6pm

Belfast HSC Trust
028 9615 1888
Monday to Friday – 9am to 9pm
Saturday and Sunday – 2pm to 6pm

Any staff working in a HSC organisation with access to the Inspire Employee Assistant Programme can contact Inspire 24/7 via their Helpline on 0808 800 0002 for telephone support or referral into structured telephone video e-counselling.

Anyone who is in crisis and experiencing distress or despair can call the Northern Ireland crisis response helpline, Lifeline, on 0808 808 8000.

 

Enhancing Resilience – Finding inner strength to manage the demands of clinical practice

The Enhancing Resilience workbook is based on evidence-based psychological treatment known as ‘Strength-Based’

 

Top 10 messages for supporting Health Care staff during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The first page summarises the Ten Core Messages that appear in more detail in the document attached. The authors intentions are to aid NHS leaders and clinical and general managers to create an agenda for discussion with staff in team meetings.

The Psychological needs of healthcare staff during Corona Virus Pandemic

This is a guide for leaders and managers of healthcare services who will need to consider the wellbeing needs of all healthcare staff (clinical and non-clinical) as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak. It offers practical recommendations for how to respond at individual, management and organisational level.