During this period of increased pressure and anxiety, it is essential that employers send a clear message that staff wellbeing matters. Research suggests that good organisational leadership and a supportive work culture can have a positive impact on the psychological wellbeing of these staff before, during and after the crisis.
The LGA and NHS England and Improvement have produced a comprehensive pack of wellbeing information and resources to help health and care managers support the wellbeing of staff who may be working under exceptional pressure to do their jobs while at the same time dealing with their own personal situations and emotions.
Wellbeing information and resources
Employers’ guide to managing the wellbeing of social care staff during COVID-19
This guide will help employers and managers to think about different ways to support the wellbeing of their social care staff.
Wellbeing information pack for care staff
This pack includes tips, advice and tools for staff to access to sustain their wellbeing.
Supporting psychological wellbeing of social care staff – Dr Katrina Lake
Department for Health and Social Care guide for the health and wellbeing of the adult social care workforce
This guidance includes tips, advice and toolkits that employers and managers can use to help build the resilience of their team and address any concerns their staff may have.
Developing emotional resilience and wellbeing: a practical guide for social workers – Community Care Inform
The Covid-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for social workers who are continuing to provide vital help to people in need of care, support and protection. This is a comprehensive, research-based guide to support the wellbeing and resilience in social workers and is full of information and ideas to use in practice.
Sustaining wellbeing poster – Intensive Care Society
The poster to display in the workplace showing the anticipated needs of staff during the different stages of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and suggested support mechanisms.