Council and NHS find a new approach to improving mental health in Cornwall
Evidence suggests the Covid-19 pandemic has significantly impacted mental health and wellbeing, which will have both a short-term and long-lasting effect on mental health.
"With the ongoing pressures of the pandemic in the workforce, Public Health, Cornwall Council and NHS Kernow have jointly commissioned an exciting new mental health training package for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We are really pleased to announce that we are working with the Sound Doctor and TeamDoctor to develop three modules covering psychological first aid, mental health awareness and trauma informed training. It is hoped the training will be available later this year to help individuals with their own wellbeing but also to give someone the confidence and skills to support someone else. In addition, it has been designed to create a more trauma informed and supportive environment in the workplace."
Dr Richard Sharpe, Public Health, Cornwall Council
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a clear impact on the workforce across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, which includes those working on the front line from the NHS, Local Authority, care homes, home care providers and the voluntary sector. Other workplaces impacted by the pandemic includes those who have experienced closures, having staff on furlough, working from home and returning to the workplace after a period of furlough for example. The training package developed and hosted by TeamDoctor and The Sound Doctor has been designed to be freely available to all workplaces including the public, private and voluntary sectors. We are excited to be working with Sound Doctor and TeamDoctor on this joint venture for the next five years
Stuart Cohen, NHS Kernow
Whether you’re a bus driver, a farmer, a waitress, a council employee or a small business owner, there’ll be insights into how to recognise the signs of stress in yourself and others and, crucially, practical tips on how to manage mental health, stay positive and become more productive and happy in your work.
Co-Founder of TeamDoctor, Rosie Runciman says: “We are really excited about working with Public Health and Wellbeing, the Council and the CCG to produce this content, helping to improve resilience and mental health outcomes for Cornwall's workforce."
TeamDoctor has nationally accredited courses and a substantial library of 3-5 minute films to help keep you well at work. Our 'Looking after your mental health at work' course, carries three CPD points. It is film based, interactive, consists of four half hour modules, and can be done at a time and pace to suit the individual user.
Here are just some of the subjects covered in our Keeping Well at Work library:
Stress, anxiety, depression, presenteeism, workplace relationships, management culture and structure, sleep problems, workplace environment, how do get the best diet when you're at work and building more exercise into your working day.