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Coronavirus Resources

Helping you find what you are looking for, when you need it.

 

 

As our country battles to respond to Coronavirus COVID-19 we find our lives have become even more digital as we move to social distancing and self isolation. Yet we know that now, more than ever, there is a need and a desire to connect to tackle and overcome this very real challenge.

We also know that many of you out there are feeling a real sense of overwhelm amongst the constant feed of information, tweets, articles, websites, news updates and more.  These pages are designed to act as searchlight or signpost – something to cut through the volume, the twitter feed and the emails and help you find the digital gems you need.

We have curated this page as a ‘spotlight service’ to help you find what you are looking for, when you want to find it.

We are working with teams across the Health and Care system to offer a route to the most updated, relevant and helpful information under the categories below.

If you have any feedback or a link you think would be helpful, please contact us with the details.

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You can click one of our categories or scroll through the page to see highlights.

If you’re looking for Government and Organisational advice you can find it here and Training Resources are available here.

New and Popular Links

New (updated 25th June 2020) 

  • Our most popular page this week is the HBR Article ‘When passion leads to burnout’ which looks at how caring professions and purpose-led roles can lead to burnout and why we need to stop defaulting to ‘resilience’ to cope.
  • Still in our top 3 is The Managing Anxiety Summit  – a site offering 3 online summits aimed at supporting the mindfulness community and is free and open to all.
  • Not a specific page but our second most popular ‘lighthearted link’ to date is a short clip from comedian Micheal McIntyre as he visits the fortune teller before lockdown

 

To see our previous recommendations visit our Spotlight On… page.

Training Resources

Training resources provided in response to the Coronavirus response in Scotland.

23 Apr 2020

Blog: Coping with PPE

Coping with PPE
Performing Medicine have created a resource to help health and care workers cope with wearing PPE for prolonged periods of time.

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23 Apr 2020

Learning from COVID-19: A tool for capturing insights now to shape the future

COVID-19: Why and how organisations can learn now to shape the future
This free learning framework is for people and organisations who are interested in learning from new practice today in order to sustain change for tomorrow. Provided by Collaborate CIC.

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10 Apr 2020

NES: Delegation Resources

NES: Delegation Resources
Resources to support practitioners experiencing delegation.

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Social Distancing and Self Isolation

Resources relating to social distancing and self isolation

25 Jun 2020

Project Lift 'You are Awesome' Free Cards

Project Lift ‘You are Awesome’ Free Cards New from us! Send it to say it – our digital postcards are a super-simple way to show someone you have noticed them bringing their best, or even just hanging in there, in these strange and challenging times. We have a collection of postcards – all around the […]

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24 Jun 2020

Article - Bennett Institute: Weak ties: how casual social encounters contribute to well-being, and are good for business

Article – Bennett Institute: Weak ties: how casual social encounters contribute to well-being, and are good for business
In this short blog, Dr Simone Schnall asks if the severely limited social interaction such as missing out on fun and social activities has led to us understanding just how important these are for the social bonds that are essential not just for psychological well-being, but also for physical health.

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15 Jun 2020

Resource: Black Dig Institute - A Weekly Mental Health Check-In

Resource: Black Dig Institute – A Weekly Mental Health Check-In
A free fact sheet from the Black Dog Institute to help you take a weekly self check in on your mental health – you can view, download and print

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Working from Home

Resources linked to working at home – including IT related news and links

15 Jun 2020

Resource: Black Dig Institute - A Weekly Mental Health Check-In

Resource: Black Dig Institute – A Weekly Mental Health Check-In
A free fact sheet from the Black Dog Institute to help you take a weekly self check in on your mental health – you can view, download and print

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11 May 2020

Coaching for Wellbeing - free coaching service for all in health and social care

Coaching for Wellbeing – free coaching service for all in health and social care
Do you want to be more active in caring for your health and wellbeing during Covid-19, but not sure what to focus on? Look at our free coaching options in the new Coaching for Wellbeing service available now.  Designed specifically to support all health and social services staff in Scotland during the Covid-19 pandemic, this is open to anyone at any level and in any role in the system.

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11 May 2020

National Wellbeing Hub for people working in Health and Social Care

The National Wellbeing Hub for staff working in health and social care provides a range of advice, information and resources to help you help yourself and your team if you have one.

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Government and Organisational Advice

Find official Government and public sector advice regarding Coronavirus in Scotland.

9 Jun 2020

SCCC: Leading in a crisis resource

SCCC: Leading in a crisis resource
‘The SSSC has developed a new leadership resource to support people in social services reflect on and develop their own, and others’, leadership capability, in particular during the COVID-19 period.

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11 May 2020

National Wellbeing Hub for people working in Health and Social Care

The National Wellbeing Hub for staff working in health and social care provides a range of advice, information and resources to help you help yourself and your team if you have one.

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30 Apr 2020

EBook: Doing What Matters in Times of Stress: An Illustrated Guide from WHO

EBook: Doing What Matters in Times of Stress: An Illustrated Guide from WHO
Downloadable book from the World Health Organisation with accompanying audio files. This is a stress management guide for coping with adversity which aims to equip you with practical skills to help cope with stress. A few minutes each day are enough to practice the self-help techniques. The guide can be used alone or with the accompanying audio exercises.

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Mental and Emotional Health

Links to find more on looking after the mental and emotional health of ourselves and those around us.

25 Jun 2020

Project Lift 'You are Awesome' Free Cards

Project Lift ‘You are Awesome’ Free Cards New from us! Send it to say it – our digital postcards are a super-simple way to show someone you have noticed them bringing their best, or even just hanging in there, in these strange and challenging times. We have a collection of postcards – all around the […]

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24 Jun 2020

Article - Bennett Institute: Weak ties: how casual social encounters contribute to well-being, and are good for business

Article – Bennett Institute: Weak ties: how casual social encounters contribute to well-being, and are good for business
In this short blog, Dr Simone Schnall asks if the severely limited social interaction such as missing out on fun and social activities has led to us understanding just how important these are for the social bonds that are essential not just for psychological well-being, but also for physical health.

Read more
24 Jun 2020

Article - Psychology Today: The Role of Psychological Safety in Diversity and Inclusion by Amy Edmondson

Article – Psychology Today: The Role of Psychological Safety in Diversity and Inclusion,
By: Amy Edmondson,
‘Imagine a diverse workplace in which all employees felt a genuine sense of inclusion and belonging.  It’s unlikely you work in such an organisation today.

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Kindness and Compassion in times of Crisis

The importance of kindness and compassion in times of crisis.

25 Jun 2020

Project Lift 'You are Awesome' Free Cards

Project Lift ‘You are Awesome’ Free Cards New from us! Send it to say it – our digital postcards are a super-simple way to show someone you have noticed them bringing their best, or even just hanging in there, in these strange and challenging times. We have a collection of postcards – all around the […]

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20 May 2020

Blog: Carnegie UK - Kindness in a Crisis

Blog: Carnegie UK – Kindness in a Crisis
By Ben Thurman, Policy and Development Officer, Carnegie Trust; April 2, 2020 Ben explores how we learn as we go through
and beyond the crisis.

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Self Care for individuals and teams

Resources about being kind to self in order to be kind to those around us.

25 Jun 2020

Project Lift 'You are Awesome' Free Cards

Project Lift ‘You are Awesome’ Free Cards New from us! Send it to say it – our digital postcards are a super-simple way to show someone you have noticed them bringing their best, or even just hanging in there, in these strange and challenging times. We have a collection of postcards – all around the […]

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24 Jun 2020

Article - Bennett Institute: Weak ties: how casual social encounters contribute to well-being, and are good for business

Article – Bennett Institute: Weak ties: how casual social encounters contribute to well-being, and are good for business
In this short blog, Dr Simone Schnall asks if the severely limited social interaction such as missing out on fun and social activities has led to us understanding just how important these are for the social bonds that are essential not just for psychological well-being, but also for physical health.

Read more
15 Jun 2020

Resource: Black Dig Institute - A Weekly Mental Health Check-In

Resource: Black Dig Institute – A Weekly Mental Health Check-In
A free fact sheet from the Black Dog Institute to help you take a weekly self check in on your mental health – you can view, download and print

Read more

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Leadership, Change and Innovation

Emerging research, insights, support and inspiration around leadership, change and innovation in the current context of Coronavirus

24 Jun 2020

Article - Psychology Today: The Role of Psychological Safety in Diversity and Inclusion by Amy Edmondson

Article – Psychology Today: The Role of Psychological Safety in Diversity and Inclusion,
By: Amy Edmondson,
‘Imagine a diverse workplace in which all employees felt a genuine sense of inclusion and belonging.  It’s unlikely you work in such an organisation today.

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12 Jun 2020

Article: FMLM - Covid-19, racism and the equitable future of health and social care

Article: FMLM – Covid-19, racism and the equitable future of health and social care
By: Dr Trudy Foster,
‘The coronavirus pandemic and the injustice of George Floyd’s death are completely different, but the severity of their impact is not and there are lessons for us all to learn from them.’

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12 Jun 2020

Article - HBR: Feeling Uncomfortable with Reentry? You’re on the Right Track.

Article – HBR: Feeling Uncomfortable with Reentry? You’re on the Right Track. 
By: Dr Julia DiGangi, posted June 9th 2020, Harvard Business Review
As Covid’s dizzying spin starts to slow, leaders are steeling themselves for the long road to recovery with many hints and tips on how to manage available. These are not enough.

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Children and Families at Home

Thrive and survive with families, children and partners at home most, or all, of the time.

25 Jun 2020

Project Lift 'You are Awesome' Free Cards

Project Lift ‘You are Awesome’ Free Cards New from us! Send it to say it – our digital postcards are a super-simple way to show someone you have noticed them bringing their best, or even just hanging in there, in these strange and challenging times. We have a collection of postcards – all around the […]

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24 Jun 2020

Article - Bennett Institute: Weak ties: how casual social encounters contribute to well-being, and are good for business

Article – Bennett Institute: Weak ties: how casual social encounters contribute to well-being, and are good for business
In this short blog, Dr Simone Schnall asks if the severely limited social interaction such as missing out on fun and social activities has led to us understanding just how important these are for the social bonds that are essential not just for psychological well-being, but also for physical health.

Read more
15 Jun 2020

Families: How to Get Your Kids to Listen and Engage - Kris Prochaska at TEDxBend

Families: How to Get Your Kids to Listen and Engage – Kris Prochaska at TEDxBend
This short video could help you find a bit of perspective and a different way to try those tough conversations with your kids. 

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