Mental Health Support & Psychosocial Care for Healthcare Staff Seminar [Zoom]

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED FROM TUESDAY 6 APRIL TO 20 APRIL 2021.

Who can attend: ALL
Cost: £10 per login

Dress code: Casual
Contact: clerksec@apothecaries.org

A seminar with Samantha Batt-Rawden, Morwenna Maddock & Richard Williams

NHS staff are shattered.  The first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic was initially attended by huge public solidarity and mutual support.  But by the end of the first wave, that cohesion had begun to falter.  Over the summer, staff were beginning to take in the reality of what they had been through.  Then came the second wave.  Staff began to report how difficult it was to mount the energy and determination required to ‘go again’. Coping with the second wave has been a very different experience from the first wave.  The stimulation of working in new ways has been engulfed by the realities of dealing with very ill people and their families.

In this seminar an intensive care specialist, a senior ICU nurse, and an academic psychiatrist consider the issues that trouble doctors and nurses most during a pandemic.  They review the support that staff need to do their work, especially peer support.  Attention will focus on developing appropriate interventions that bring teams closer together to support each other in times of need.  Despite their fatigue, NHS staff continue to deliver hugely skilled care; but they will need time and support to reflect and recover as the pandemic is eventually resolved.

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