A new national wellbeing hub has been launched to enable staff, carers, volunteers and their families to access relevant support when they need it. It will provide a range of self-care and wellbeing resources designed to aid resilience as the whole workforce responds to the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The hub is the first of its kind in the UK and its content has been created by trauma and other specialists in Scotland. It will provide advice on self-care and personal resilience to help users to recognise their own ‘warning signs’. Comprehensive information about services and resources available at national and local level within NHS Boards, Health and Social Care Partnerships (HSCPs) and local authorities will also be available.
Health Secretary Jeane Freeman said:
This is a tremendously stressful time for our health and social care workforce and unpaid carers, juggling the demands of working in highly pressurised emotional environments with concerns for their own safety and that their families. We will do all we can to support them.