Self care and mental health support

Q: What are some resources for self care for staff, families, and residents?

There are many resources:

Mental Health

For staff: NH Disaster Behavioral Health Response Team counselors are available, 7am-9pm daily, at (603) 892-8924, (603) 892-8504, OR (603) 892-8096.

ANA guide to Mental Health. resilience and well-being

Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Psychological PPE resources.

The Joint Commission’s Quick Safety Issue 54: Promoting psychosocial well-being of health care staff during crisis

McClean Hospital’s video, COVID-19 Coping Tips for Health Care Workers

National Academy Of Medicine’s Resources to Support the Health & Well-being of Clinicians During the COVID-19 Outbreak.

National Institute of Mental Health’s Shareable Resources on Coping With COVID-19

NH DHHS guide to Community Resources for Behavioral Health During COVID-19.

NH.gov’s Region V Public Health Training Center Coping Strategies for COVID-19 Stress.

The VA’s COVID Coach, an app “to support self-care and overall mental health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.”

WHO’s Mental health and psychosocial considerations during the
COVID-19 outbreak

Self care

The ANA and Capella University have three on demand (watch anytime) webinars about self care for nurses, two of which address workplace well being and healthy teams.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association offers resources for Managing Stress and Self Care During COVID-19

CDC’s Holiday Celebrations can help those planning for COVID precautions during the holidays.

CDC’s Healthcare Personnel and First Responders: How to Cope with Stress and Build Resilience During the COVID-19 Pandemic & their Stress and Coping page

Johns Hopkins Medicine’s caregivers’ page provides self-care tips.

NH DCYF’s Supporting Child and Family Wellbeing during the COVID-19 Emergency

The Well-Being In Stressful Times guide from Manchester Community College

See also: Grief and grieving resources

This page updated 1/19/21

Information is changing rapidly as the COVID-19 outbreak evolves. Please take the links on these pages, especially the NH DHHS, which coordinates the COVID-19 response in our state, and other public health resources such as your local public health department, the CDC and WHO to find the latest guidance and recommendations.

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