We all hope that the need for the resources on this page is short-lived. I can't help but be humbled and impressed by the quality and speed with which colleagues around the world have responded to help us help ourselves and others. Please let me know about other FREE resources you may have developed or used.
CARING FOR YOURSELF AND OTHERS DURING COVID-19
One of a range of webinars by the Schwartz Center, Boston, USA
We all need to make time to care for ourselves, always and especially now. This webinar is one of a series about compassionate health care presented by the Schwartz Center. Highly recommended by my good friend Dr Maria Loades - thank you Maria
SUPPORT THE WORKERS
Resources to support staff providing psychosocial support to frontline workers
This is a mixture of (short) briefing papers, videos, links to e-learning, online tools, research articles and guides to explore. Thank you to John Sorenson for alerting me to them and to him and NHS colleagues for pulling it all together. Designed for psychologists in the NHS but likely to be relevant in many other settings.
PSYCHOLOGICAL PROFESSIONS NETWORK
This is a very extensive and varied collection of resources relevant to psychological professionals working in the context of COVID-19. It includes advice on working remotely from a number of professional bodies, guidance from NHS, National and regulatory bodies, voluntary agencies, universities and service user groups. Some of the resources listed here are also highlighted in other pages on this website.
COVID TRAUMA RESPONSE WORKING GROUP
Evidence-based resources from leading experts working in trauma research and clinical practice. Opportunities to take part in research projects. Guidance for planners, managers, team leaders and clinicians. Some resources are available in languages other than English.
Co-ordinated by psychology trauma specialists at UCL
Remote delivery guides, PTSD on ICU, supporting frontline staff
Excellent guides (by the OXCADAT team led by Professor David Clark) to help CBT therapists adapt evidence-based treatments for PTSD, Social Anxiety and Panic Disorder for remote delivery. Also includes great information about PTSD linked to experiences in Intensive Care and well-being support for NHS frontline workers.
INTENSIVE CARE SOCIETY (ICS)
Range of resources
Amongst the many resources provided are guidance and webinars for staff well-being and support for carers and family members. Many of the resources have been developed with the British Psychological Society and the page also links to recent research, and a range of specialist resources for staff working in intensive care in the context of COVID-19