Your head can hurt in more ways than one – maybe psychological first aid can help | from NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) has set up an Acute Psychology Staff Support Service (APSSS) that offers 'psychological first aid' for hospital staff.

Staff can access either a 30-minute phone or video (Near Me) appointment with a qualified Clinical Psychologist.

The sessions promote “staff skills in self-care, maintaining resilience, positive coping and encouraging existing good practice; as we appreciate many staff members/MDTs may already have in place helpful processes for support, which may only need to be reinforced or supplemented during this time.”

The sessions are based on the Principles of Psychological First Aid (PFA).


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