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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

*UPDATED* Hospital visiting changes, home testing kits, Vaccine info, general info and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.

GGC Wellbeing Resource Page

Staff Wellbeing Resource page

 The NHS is our place of work. We are rightly proud of it and the care it delivers for others. The NHS staff are its greatest resource. On occasion we need some care. It happens. We have to look after ourselves – or our colleagues - to get the help they might need. It’s hard to perform at your best when you aren’t at your best. 

This document provides an index of all of resources that are available for staff. Please use them or recommend them to those who might benefit. Most of us service our car but don’t pay attention to what is more important – us. 

Don’t suffer in silence as we all need a hand from time to time. Share the care. 

 

  • Take a moment to think about your day. 
  • Acknowledge one thing that was difficult during your work day – Let it go! 
  • Consider three things that went well. 
  • Check on your colleagues before you leave – are they ok? 
  • Are you ok? We are here to support you. 
  • Now switch your attention to home – Rest and recharge. 

 

Greater Glasgow & Clyde Resources  

Staff Relaxation & Recuperation (R&R) Hubs 

Space for staff to relax and recuperate away from their clinical work environments.  

The hubs are designed to offer Café space for eating & drinking and quiet space for reflection/ relaxation. They open to all members of staff and can be found in: 

GGHOphthalmology corridor (currently a quiet room and kitchen at the end of the corridor, but an additional option is now being developed on the fifth floor with a staff changing room, lounge and kitchen being planned). In addition the Beatson has a staff lounge. 

GRI: Partitioned area of Campsie Restaurant in the QE Building and Boardroom in Centre Block 

IRH: Partitioned area next to restaurant. 

RAH: Panda Centre 

QEUH: Ground floor, Labs Building 

Staff rest facilities are also available at Victoria ACH, Stobhill ACH, Vale of Leven, Lightburn as well as in the Mental Health inpatient units at Gartnavel Royal, Leverndale and Stobhill. While these are not formally identified as R&R Hubs they provide similar facilities for staff on these generally smaller sites. 

 

 

Acute Psychology Staff Support Service (APSSS) 

 

Designed for hospital based staff wishing to access psychological first aid as a result of their challenging work circumstances 

Offer 30 minutes individual sessions that can be arranged using ‘Attend Anywhere’ technology via the COVID-19 Acute Care Line 

The service also offers group/ team wellbeing & resilience sessions that can be booked via application form with General Manager support 

0141-277-7623 Weekdays: Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm 

COVID-19 Staff Support Line 

Confidential Support line staffed by clinical psychologists and psychological therapists available for all staff  

The service offers emotional and psychological support developed to respond to the emotional needs that staff may have at this time.  

0141-303-8968 Weekdays: Monday – Friday, 8am – 6pm  

www.nhsggc.org.uk/covid19/staffsupport 

Occupational Health Counselling Services 

Listening ear service - Providing support for staff that have queries about their physical and mental health in relation to their fitness to work  

0141-201-0600 Weekdays: Monday – Friday, 8am – 6pm  

Spiritual Care Service 

Chaplaincy service now offer a 7 day telephone service for patients, relatives and staff 

0141-887-9111 Weekdays: Monday – Friday, 9am – 10pm 

Most Chapels and Sanctuaries will remain open as normal and these spaces are available for everyone to use. 

Staff Listening Service is open to all staff and offer person centred, confidential, non-discriminatory sessions with a trained listener 

0141-201-1100 Weekdays & Weekends 9am – 10pm 

HR Connect 

Staff Self Help: https://www.nhsggc.org.uk/working-with-us/hr-connect/self-help-for-staff/ 

Useful Guideshttps://www.nhsggc.org.uk/working-with-us/hr-connect/staff-self-help-mh-quick-guides/ 

HR Support & Advice Unit: 0141-278-2700;  [email protected] 

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction   

Existing MBSR services are now available online, drop-in sessions are delivered by experienced mindfulness tutors using the Mindfulness Scotland Zoom account  

NHS Scotland & Scottish Government Resources 

National Wellbeing Hub 

 

 

 

National digital wellbeing hub specifically tailored to support the challenges being faced by everyone in health and social care. The site provides advice on self-care and personal resilience.  

 

https://www.nationalwellbeinghub.scot 

 

NHS Mental Health Apps 

There are a range of apps to help reduce anxiety, stress, manage emotions and improve sleep. 

 

https://www.nhs.uk/appslibrary/category/mental-health/ 

NHS Inform 

Staff can access the latest COVD-19 guidance from the Scottish Government.  

 

https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/coronavirus-covid-19 

TURAS 

Contains a wide range of learning resources related to COVID-19 and psychosocial mental health and wellbeing support. 

 

https://learn.nes.nhs.scot/29698/psychosocial-mental-health-and-wellbeingsupport 

 

Breathing Space 

 

NHS 24 provide telephone support for people experiencing low mood, anxiety and depression. 

https://breathingspace.scot/ 

0800 8385 87 - Weekdays: Mon – Thurs 6am – 2am & Weekends: Fri – Mon 6pm – 6am 

Clear Your Head 

 

Mental Health initiative run by the Scottish Government to help people cope during the pandemic  

https://clearyourhead.scot/ 

Coaching for Wellbeing 

Coaching is a safe, confidential, enabling and developmental relationship which is tailored to your specific needs, style and context. Your coach will walk alongside you and support you to explore, understand and act on whatever is important for you. 

https://www.knowyoumore.com/wellbeingcoaching/ 

Support around Death (SAD) 

Developed to provide education and training for those working with the bereaved and has web pages dedicated to COVID-19 

http://www.sad.scot.nhs.uk/covid-19/ 

Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) 

Scotland’s national mental health charity’s website contains a number of resources that to support mental health including information for dealing with stress and anxiety. 

https://www.samh.org.uk/ 

 

 

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Last Updated: 10 May 2021