Are you or your family feeling stressed, anxious or overwhelmed? If you are a health or care worker and live or work in Greater Manchester, you can access the Greater Manchester Resilience Hub.
People have called the Hub to discuss issues such as increased workloads, redeployment concerns, home schooling, financial impacts, bereavement and the impact of these on families. Managers have also used the service needing more guidance to ensure they are doing the right things for their teams.
Helen Lambert, Service Lead at Greater Manchester Resilience Hub, said: “As the pandemic continues, we recognise that there are thousands of other health and care workers who may not have been on the frontline caring for patients, but have experienced stressful or traumatic events whether at work or at home.”
Talking to the team:
The Hub offers a confidential emotional wellbeing screen to health and care workers and their families - even if the staff member doesn't want to complete it for themselves. Once the screening is completed, people will get the chance to speak to one of the team in more detail about how things are and get advice and support, including access to therapy, wellbeing plans and other useful services. Go to www.penninecare.nhs.uk/c19screening for more details.
For leaders and managers:
Line managers and leaders can contact the Hub to seek guidance about wellbeing for teams and colleagues. There are also some key resources on the website under the managers and leaders tab, such as check and buddy guidance. The Hub can also provide webinars and join team meetings. Go to www.penninecare.nhs.uk/mcrhub-covid19 for more details.