The COVID-19 Staff Support Line Telephone is: 0141 303 8968.
Open between the hours of 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday, the line is staffed by Clinical Psychologists and Psychological Therapists offering emotional and psychological support. They particularly recognise that it is okay not to feel okay at this time. Worry, stress, anger and/or sadness are all to be expected.
Acute Psychology Staff Support Service (APSSS) For hospital-based staff wishing to access psychological first aid as a result of their challenging work circumstances APSSS have developed an online provision using Attend Anywhere Technology to start week commencing 1 April. The service provides a 30 minute telephone or 'Attend Anywhere' video based session (accessible via most smart phones, tablets and computers with a webcam & mic), delivered by qualified Clinical Psychologists who work routinely in Acute settings, embedded in various Acute MDTs. The sessions will promote staff skills in self-care, maintaining resilience, positive coping and encouraging existing good practice; as we appreciate many staff Sessions will be offered between the hours of 7am - 10pm weekdays and there will be some availability for weekend sessions. APSSS sessions can be booked by calling 0141 277 7623. The phone line will be open between 8am – 5pm. Out-with these times staff can leave an answer machine message requesting an appointment.
Occupational health The Occupational Health service is providing support for staff who have any queries about their physical and mental health in relation to their fitness to work. The phone lines are open between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday. The Occupational Health counsellors are supporting staff that would benefit from a 'listening ear' interaction. This is available via the Occupational Health phone number: 0141 201 0600.
Chaplaincy Service In response to the COVID-19 crisis the NHSGGC Chaplaincy Service has now started a 7 day telephone service for patients, relatives and staff to call between the hours of 9am to 10pm. In the days and weeks to come the service will focus increasingly on supporting people through bereavement and loss. The service is accessed via the main NHSGGC switchboard and asking for the Chaplain on call, telephone: 0141 201 1100. Most chapels and sanctuaries will remain open as normal. These spaces are available for everyone, religious or not, to use during this time.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) The aim is to support resilience and reduce stress levels amongst staff by moving existing MBSR drop-in sessions to an online platform, and by providing online resources for staff to access MBSR drop-in sessions will now be delivered by our network of experienced Mindfulness tutors using the Mindfulness Scotland Zoom account, free to our health and social care staff. Additional online resources: · The A Healthier Place to Work's web pages on Mindfulness have listed useful resources, and the Healthy Mind pages lists sources of self-directed mental wellbeing support for staff.
Money and Debt Advice Our dedicated COVID-19 web pages include information on Money and Debt Advice. Please keep up-to-date with the latest guidance on our dedicated web pages at: www.nhsggc.org.uk/covid19. If you have any questions about the current situation please check the FAQs first. If you have any further questions, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org