Connecting colleagues to support their wellbeing

Keeping morale high and prioritising wellbeing is hard for staff at stressful, busy times.

Below are practical examples that show how staff are compassionately supporting each other during COVID-19.

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Staff are being #Mugged with a hug in a mug | from NHS Dumfries and Galloway

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

"Check in, check through and check out" for improved staff wellbeing | from NHS Louisa Jordan

Are we OK? Two different ways to answer | from University Hospital Wishaw and NHS Lothian

Avoiding burnout | from Dr Michael Davey

Drawing a wall of hope | from Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

'NHS in Mind' could help you unwind | Created by cognitive behavioural hypnotherapists

Staff wellbeing centre | from Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, NHS Grampian

Keeping your home COVID-19 free | from NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Positivi-tree grows staff morale | from Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital and Grampian Children's Division

A ‘happy code’ to share the good news proves motivation for all | from Montefiore Health System, New York City

Self-care advice in an infographic | from NHS National Education for Scotland (NES)

Taking a wobble, or some relaxation, for staff wellbeing | from NHS Bradford and NHSGGC

Enabling self-care through mutual support | from NHS Bristol

Self-care ideas to help beat fatigue | from Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors

Pop up shops help with essential supplies | Guy's and Thomas' and Free Royal London

Do you have more examples you'd like us to share?

Please email your suggestions to

hcis.personcentredscot@nhs.net