This Mental Health Awareness Week it's important to take care of yourself, so that you can help to look after others.
There is likely to be a significant impact on the emotional wellbeing of NHS, social care staff and other frontline staff throughout this pandemic as well as the weeks and months afterwards. Many of our staff are experiencing first hand the challenges of adapting our mental health and learning disability services in the time of COVID-19, and we know that this may well be having an affect on you, as well as the people you support.
We recognise that during this time some additional support, either for yourself or for your teams, may be required and we have launched a priority Wellbeing Service for all NHS staff, social care staff and police staff across Devon.
If you need individual support, TALKWORKS, our existing NHS IAPT service providing psychological support, is offering fast track access to their service, which you can access from their website here. Alternatively, call 0300 555 3344.
With the focus of this year's Mental Health Awareness Week on kindness, please do remember to reserve some kindness for yourself, not just the people you care for, and ensure that you're asking for help if you feel you are struggling yourself.
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