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Psychological support: Training

The practice of coaching involves the creation of a confidential thinking space to enable you to give attention to your priorities right now. The coaching conversation, guided by your coach, will give voice to your thoughts and ideas and create clarity about what you need to do.

This is a time of great challenge for our managers and leaders. Coaching offers a space to think through how to:

  • look after, support and motivate yourself and your team
  • make operational decisions and prioritise in a rapidly changing environment
  • adapt your leadership style to the needs of the moment.

If you would like to access coaching support please E:Mail: with the Subject “Covid Coaching Support” and we will respond within 24 hours. Please state what you would like coaching on and how you would like to be contacted by the coaching team


Resilience, Mind and Rhythm

Colleagues may find the free course via the link below, on developing emotional resilience and increasing our ability to cope with life’s daily challenges helpful. It is made up of a series of lectures, quizzes and practical activities to help people cope with pressures and stresses that are especially heightened under the pandemic.


Webinar - How to navigate the pandemic 

This video discusses the psychological challenges of four stages of the crisis by wellbeing guru Prof Ivan Robertson (of RobertsonCooper). Watch the webinar - How to navigate the pandemic.


Psychological first aid training course for staff

NHS staff and volunteers are now able to access a new psychological first aid training course. The free online course will help to develop skills and confidence in providing psychological support to people affected by COVID-19, including on issues such as job worries, bereavement or isolation.

The course has been developed by Public Health England with support from NHS England and Health Education England. The course is free for all frontline workers and volunteers dealing with the public during the pandemic, and can be accessed via the social learning platform, Future Learn. No previous qualifications are required and participants will be able to access articles, videos, peer reviews, and quizzes. The course takes approximately 90 minutes to complete, with three parts which can be done in intervals or in one session. A certificate of achievement will be issued on completion of the course.

Please see the Future Learn website for more information.

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