Public Mental Health Response in Greater Glasgow and Clyde during the COVID-19 Pandemic
A paper that proposes an approach to co-ordinating the public mental health response within Greater Glasgow and Clyde, recognising and aiming to build on the tremendous response to the current and anticipated mental health needs of our population as a result of COVID-19.
In response to the current COVID-19 outbreak, the Mental Health Improvement Team have co-ordinated and developed a range of resources and information documents to support mental health and wellbeing across the life course. Themes include responding to distress, loss and grief, long term conditions and sleep. We will also be sharing resources from partners and organisations during this time and will keep this page updated with resources as they become available.
Time for Us (The Mental Health Foundation): Activities to get adults and children talking about their feelings
Below are a suite of resources that have been developed in recognition of the current context of Covid -19 and its impact on the public in terms of possible increases in both mental health concerns and numbers of people experiencing increased distress and/or suicidal thoughts.The resources comprise of a leaflet and poster aimed at the public and an ‘ALERT’ pathway briefing and prompt sheet for use by staff in health, social care and helpline situations. To accompany this there is also a resource directory of mental health support organisations for use by aforementioned staff.
Online Training Opportunities
During these unprecedented times the capacity to have face to face training is minimal. It is with this in mind have collated a range of free online learning opportunities relating to Mental Health, which have been laid out in a life course approach.