Responding to stress experienced by hospital staff working with Covid-19

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Part of Leading through Covid-19

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  • Posted:Wednesday 08 April 2020
Leading through Covid-19

Drawing on research, best practice guidelines and expert clinical opinions, the COVID Trauma Response Working Group has created rapid guidance for planners putting in place psychological support for staff in the early stages of dealing with the Covid-19 outbreak.

We have developed this graphic as a quick reference version of the detailed guidance available on the website.

The COVID Trauma Response Working Group

The COVID Trauma Response Working Group is made up of psychological trauma specialists and the co-ordinators of the psychosocial response to trauma and wellbeing leads at NHS trusts. It has been formed to help co-ordinate trauma-informed responses to the COVID outbreak.


mohammad noor

senior matron,
Royal free london nhs foundation trust
Comment date
24 February 2021

Thank you extremely useful information that i can use

chukwunonso dominic

care assistance,
evergreen nursing home
Comment date
08 May 2022

planning and regular communication has a lot to do in helping people plane and think of what to do and how to do it to help each other in the COVID-19 pandemic period.

Nneka C Abia

Student Midwife,
Canterbury Christ Church University
Comment date
05 August 2022

Communication is key. Good communication is even better. Talking, asking and listening helps you know how best to help. Don't just talk, listen and know when to come in. Plan.

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