Together Apart – The Psychology of Covid 19
Worries and uncertainties about personal safety and the lack of PPE; overwhelming workloads; case complexity; inadequate support and the impact on our families health, are among the psychological stressors reported by health care staff during the pandemic.
This highly practical workshop will include presentations, discussion and experiential exercises. It will also draw on real life example of staff who worked here during the pandemic which will resonate with those who attend and prepare the way to look at positive strategies for psychological self-care and wellness.
At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:-
- Understand the normal psychological responses experienced by frontline staff during pandemic situations
- Recognise the psychological impact of physical distancing and physical barriers (PPE)
- Be aware of signs of distress in oneself and colleagues and how one might best respond to them
- Develop a workable personal plan for psychological self-care
Recognise the range of options available for psychological support and when to use or access them
** A light lunch will be provided for participants at 12:30 to enable the workshop to begin at 12:50 prompt **