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  • Support available to all patients, staff & volunteers within health and social care

    Created: 30/03/2021, Updated: 04/05/2021

    We've shared some resources that will help to support staff and volunteers within health and social care during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. We will continue to add to this list as more resources arise:

    Fife’s Health Promotion department has collated a number of useful resources suitable for both staff and patients which can be used to improve wellbeing, reduce stress and increase wellness throughout the current challenging environment, coping with the effects of Covid-19 and restrictions on everyday life.

    This 'Mental Health and Wellbeing Information for Youth Workers and Young People in Fife' contains some helpful ideas, websites and information to support your emotional wellbeing.  

    Access Therapies Fife website has a section dedicated to staff wellbeing and good mental health. The web-page is for everyone working in health and social care services in Fife and will be regularly updated by NHS Fife Psychology Department staff. On it you will find information about resources and support you can access to help with your wellbeing and good mental health. Options range from wellbeing programmes and one to one wellbeing coaching though to online peer support and therapeutic support.

    Staff wellbeing during a pandemic and beyond: This guide includes an e-module for managers and team leaders to understand the evidence-based factors that support the wellbeing of teams through crisis events such as COVID-19. It contains information about proactive strategies to protect the wellbeing of teams as well as how and when to respond effectively to concerns about an individual’s mental health during and after the crisis.

    Focus on Wellbeing Programme: This programme aims to empower and encourage health and social care staff and unpaid carers to enhance personal resilience and self-care. The programme content is linked to the range of resources available on the National Wellbeing Hub.

    Fife Health and Social Care Partnership training programme 2020-2021: Fife Health and Social Care Partnership has produced its 2020/21 Health Promotion Training Programme in order to provide people working in Fife with the skills and knowledge to improve health and wellbeing, focus on preventing ill-health and to contribute to reducing inequalities in health.

    Scottish Recovery Network: has launched a new website to help groups, communities, organisations, and services develop and deliver recovery-focused support. The website is full of free resources, ideas, and insights to encourage people to work together to transform Scotland’s mental health system into one that embraces peer support and is powered by lived experience.

    Fife Health and Social Care Partnership's Keeping Connected Fife leaflet provides a directory of resources and support on areas such as mental health, addictions, domestic abuse, bereavement and loss, adult protection, advocacy, employment, suicide prevention, LGBT+ issues, housing, health and social care, trauma and abuse, and general money advice. 

    New COVID-19 advice for workplaces: This includes guidance on supporting staff when they are offered the vaccine and how to safely access COVID-19 testing for staff - is now available on ACAS's website. Testing and vaccinations must not replace the Scottish Government's working safety guidelines.


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