Here you will find resources and information to support health care providers providing care and services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Last updated: June 24 at 4:20 pm
The guidance is not intended to be prescriptive or exhaustive but is based on the premise that there are differences across health authorities in terms of access to and availability of resources, specific planning processes, and the plans and programs that might be available to support the well-being of healthcare workers.
Key objectives include:
- Protecting and/or promoting the psychosocial well-being and resilience of healthcare workers;
- Mitigating or preventing more serious psychosocial or mental health issues that health care providers may experience as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic; and
- Supporting health care provider willingness and ability to continue working.
- Care for caregivers: This site has information, workshops and daily coping tips to help support good mental health for healthcare workers.
- 24/7 Phone line for healthcare workers: The Mobile Response Team is available 24/7 to support the mental well-being and psychological safety of frontline healthcare workers who are experiencing distress and mental health concerns in response to COVID-19. Call: 1-888-686-3022 or Email: MRT@phsa.ca.
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Medical professionals can also access a Virtual Health toolkit
for use during the COVID-19 pandemic. It features solutions that you may already have so you can continue to provide care to your patients and keep them at home.
The BC ECHO for Post-COVID-19 Recovery is a free virtual learning community that gives health-care providers the help and support needed to care for patients experiencing symptoms after COVID-19 infection.
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