Post Covid-19 Support
While we may cope well during the current pandemic it may not be until afterwards that we struggle with some of the things we have been through. The impact may happen months or years later. If this happens to you please talk to someone you trust about what you are experiencing.
You can seek professional support and advice (including counselling and psychological therapy) via Occupational Health (Tel: 01324 566663 or FV.OHSadmin@nhs.scot) or via your own GP or Mental Health Services .
Key Worker Parents
Advice for Key Worker Parents: Helping your child adapt to changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic – If you are a keyworker with young children at home then this guide from the British Psychological Society may be useful.
FACE COVID – This 5 minute animation suggests practical psychological steps for dealing with the current situation. It is based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) an approach increasingly used by psychological therapists worldwide. There is a document version of this animation here.
NHS 24 – It’s perfectly normal to feel worried during exceptional times such as these. However, if you are starting to feel overwhelmed, it’s important to acknowledge your feelings and speak to someone you trust, whether that’s a friend, a family member, or a colleague. A helpline such as NHS24 (shortcode 111) or Breathing Space (0800 83 85 87) may also help.
It’s OK To Not Be OK
What to Expect with COVID-19 – It’s Okay Not to Be Okay – We are all likely to experience a range of responses to the current situation. This leaflet explains a little of what you might expect.