Occupational Health & Wellbeing - Evidence and Resources

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NCA resources

Northern Care Alliance - SCARF Staff Support Pack
This comprehensive resource highlights environmental, emotional, physical and financial support available to staff.



Wellbeing websites collated with grateful thanks to Health Education England, Joanne Naughton and Professor Namita Kumar, plus additional sources added by our own staff.

Academy of Medical Royal Colleges: COVID-19 - Mental health & wellbeing for healthcare professionals

BMA: Counselling and peer support for doctors and medical students

BMJ: Cardiologists and Coronavirus

BMA: COVID-19 Risk Assessment 

BMJ Learning: Wellbeing

British Psychological Society - COVID-related anxiety and stress in the workplace.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Emergency Responders: tips for taking care of yourself

Centre for Mental Health: Understanding Inequalities in Mental Health during the Pandemic.

Headspace - free to NHS staff until the end of 2021

Health Education England: Principles for Supporting Employers in staff Health and Wellbeing during COVID-19 

Hepburn, E – How to stay calm in a global pandemic. 

Independent SAGE: Disparities in the impact of COVID-19 in Black and Minority Ethnic populations: review of the evidence and recommendations for action. July 2020

Intensive Care Society: Wellbeing Resource Library

Mental Health At Work – Lockdown:  looking after ourselves and each other.

Mental Health Foundation: How to look after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak

Mind – Being a nurse during coronavirus -  how to look after your mental health. 

Mind – Coronavirus and work. 

Mind: Coronavirus and Your Wellbeing

MindEd: Covid-19 Resilience Hub

National Health Supporters

NHS England: Our NHS People: Understanding different bereavement practices and how our colleagues may experience grief. 

NHS Employers: Health, Safety and Wellbeing

NHS Employers: Risk Assessments for Staff 

Practitioner Health: Covid-19 Workforce Wellbeing

Practitioner Health: Covid-19 Workforce Wellbeing Videos

Public Health England: COVID-19: understanding the impact on BAME communities

Royal College of Nursing: Wellbeing, Self Care and Resilience

SAGE – Disparities in the Impact of COVID-19 in Black and Minority Ethnic Populations: Review of the Evidence. Published July 2020. 

Society of Occupational Medicine - Coronavirus resources

The King's Fund: Staying Motivated in Uncertain Times. Published June 2020.

Unmind - currently free to NHS staff

World Health Organisation: Mental Health and Psychosocial Considerations During the COVID-19 Outbreak

HEE eLearning for Healthcare (eLfH): COVID-19 Staff Wellbeing and Resilience during COVID-19

University College London – COVID-19 Social Study. Weekly results analysing various aspects of wellbeing. Regularly updated


A Technique for Meditation (2011) 

Compassion Fatigue and Burnout in Nursing (2012)

Handbook of Mindfulness-Based Programmes (2019)

Inner Worlds of Meditation (1997)

Learned Mindfulness (2019) 

Manage Your Mind (2017)

Meditation and Imagination (2012) 

Mind Over Mood (2015)

Mindfulness (2018)

Mindfulness and Grief (2018) 

Mindfulness for Dummies (2014)

Mindfulness at Work for Dummies (2014)

Mindfulness for Busy People (2017) 

Mindfulness on the Go (2019) 

Overcoming Secondary Stress in Medical and Nursing Practice (2005)

Stress Management for Dummies (2013)

The Art of Meditation (2010)

The Key to Managing Stress at Work (2015)

The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook (2018)

You can find more e-books on this topic in the Library catalogue at https://ncalks.soutron.net/Portal/.