Yor Care Space
Promoting better wellbeing for those working in Primary Care.
We recognise that our frontline primary care colleagues involved in the delivery of Primary Care services, both clinical and non-clinical, are facing unprecedented challenges through Covid-19. We are keen to ensure all staff delivering frontline primary care services feel supported to maintain their psychological wellbeing.
Here you will find resources to help you improve and maintain a healthy wellbeing whilst at home and work, we have pulled together advice from across the NHS and national charities to support you.
Yor Care Space
Yor Care Space includes a dedicated online service to help you think about your self-care. It's a safe and structured group where those working in Primary Care can come together to share experiences, consider wellbeing and build resilience.
Looking After You Too - coaching sessions
Looking After You Too is individual coaching support, where a highly skilled coach gives you the space to offload and develop strategies to cope. It could be a one off conversation, or you might find a few sessions helpful. It is all led by you.
As long as you are either, employed by the NHS or, working with an NHS funded employer delivering an NHS funded Primary Care contract, to register and access the sessions click here.
Health and Exercise
Physical activity can help greatly with maintaining mental wellbeing. The endorphins that the brain releases during exercise help to improve mood, energy levels and even sleep. So, if you are short on time, unable to get to the gym, or simply too tired to exercise after work - these 10-minute workouts could be just what you need. They are equipment-free and great to do at home and short enough for you to easily fit into your daily routine.
Check out the workouts here.
Every Mind Matters
The new Every Mind Matters encourages adults to be more aware of their mental health and helps them to discover simple steps to look after their mental health and wellbeing - visit https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/
Online tasters and courses of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
MBCT is a group-based programme that combines mindfulness meditation and cognitive behavioural therapy; it has a robust evidence base. The courses are for people aged 18+ who experience repeated episodes of depression or who are stressed by parenting or caring for someone with mental health problems. People can express an interest for new online courses by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Oxford Mindfulness Centre
Free weekly online sessions can be accessed here.
NHS England has provided access to helplines for immediate support and free apps to help with many aspects of wellbeing including sleep, anxiety management and general wellbeing. Find out what's available here.
The Royal College of General Practitioners has free access to a resource hub and wellbeing section on their website, which can be viewed here.
The British Medical Association has a range of resources mainly tailored towards medical staff, they can be viewed here.
Royal College of Nursing has a complete 'Supporting You' section, which can be viewed here.
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has provided access to resources and a dedicated support hub for Pharmacists, which is available here.
The NHS Practitioner Health Programme also has some helpful advice for practitioners, available here.
YORLMC has a suite of resources and a dedicated Covid-19 page, which can be viewed here.