A National Wellbeing Hub for the health and social care workforce has been launched!
It will act as a ‘front door’ to a wide range of support and wellbeing resources available in Scotland. The Hub has been developed by PRoMIS, a collaborative project between NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s Anchor Service and NHS Lothian’s Rivers Centre, with partners across health and social care. It is a resource for the whole workforce, including unpaid carers, volunteers deployed within the health and social care services, and their families.
The Hub, which has been developed on the principles of Psychological First Aid, includes the following:
- information which addresses 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
- signposting to help and support that is available to health and social care staff and unpaid carers, nationally, locally and within their own organisations.