The purpose of this area is to outline guidance for psychosocial planning for health care providers who provide care and services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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 health care workers.
Key objectives include:
- Protecting and/or promoting the psychosocial well-being and resilience of health care 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.
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.