Psychology First Aid - with you in mind

The medical psychology team is working to support staff as part of the response to COVID-19.  They have created this page to provide staff with access to information, wellbeing material and useful online resources.

The team are also providing information, advice and psychological first aid to support frontline staff working with COVID-19 patients. The service will provide in reach support to ward teams treating COVID-19 patients, 7 days per week.

Contact us

A medical psychology phone line to access resources, discuss concerns and speak to clinicians individually has been set up. Call us if you would like to talk to a member of the team. You can call us between 10am–4pm, Monday – Friday. All calls are confidential and you can call anonymously if you wish.

Key services

Information for parents

Resources for key workers who are also parents.

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It’s ok not to be ok

We are all experiencing many different reactions, none are right or wrong.

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Worrying about what’s to come

Resources to help with anxiety.

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Creating a sense of safety

In order to create a sense of safety, it is important for you to look after your physical as well as mental health.

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Creating calm

You are not trapped; there are many options available to you and problems can be solved.

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The importance of connectedness and social support

Social support and connectedness provide opportunities for emotional understanding, problem solving and acceptance – these help us to cope.

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Self-belief

Empowering ourselves with the skills to help ourselves, and each other, will enhance our confidence and sense of control in an otherwise uncontrollable situation.

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Finding hope

It is natural to feel scared, tired, sad and even hopeless in the face of this uncertainty, particularly when it is unclear how long the situation will last for.

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Handwashing for the mind

Our medical psychology team has created two videos featuring simple exercises to help protect your mind during this challenging time.

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End of life and bereavement

Talking about death and dying with patients and families can be difficult at any time. However, delivering bad news and having difficult conversations during the COVID-19 pandemic can be even more challenging.

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Health Education England COVID-19 Resilience Hub

Health Education England (HEE), in partnership with NHS England-Improvement and Skills For Care, have drawn together the best advice and tips from a panel of international experts to guide you and your team.

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