The impact from COVID-19 has been and continues to be significant across all aspects of people’s lives.

The past year has been particularly challenging for health and care workers, who are experiencing unprecedented strain from the impact of the virus.

It’s important that, like the general public they also look after themselves during this time and seek support if needed.

Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership are launching a new Resilience Hub that will be open to all health and care staff across the Humber, Coast and Vale area who are struggling with the impact of COVID-19.

The Humber, Coast and Vale area consists of: Hull, East Yorkshire, York, North Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire.

Map of the HCV region

The service will be completely confidential and will offer advice and support that can help people with a range of issues from emotional wellbeing to bereavement, debt, domestic violence and relationship issues.

Whilst the Resilience Hub is launching in the New Year, the partnership is providing interim psychological first aid and support to existing occupational health and wellbeing services, where a need is identified. Additionally acute Trust and care home staff, who are experiencing a common mental health problem related to COVID-19, also have priority access to local talking therapies services in their area. Details of local talking therapy services can be found here.

Michele Moran, SRO /Lead Humber, Coast and Vale Mental Health/Learning Disabilities Collaborative Programme said “Health and care staff have been at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19 and this has inevitably taken its toll on many. Whether it’s been the trauma of caring for people affected by COVID-19 or dealing with the financial and emotional impact of the virus, there’s probably not one member of health care staff that hasn’t been affected in some way.

“Many people in health care choose to soldier on, focusing on others, rather than taking the time to look after their own wellbeing. It’s so important that staff take the time to consider their own needs and seek support if they need it. COVID-19 is sadly here for the long-term and we must ensure that health and care staff are supported in the best possible way to maintain their resilience and to allow them to continue to do the jobs that they love.

“The Resilience Hub is completely confidential and will offer a range of support from self-help resources to low level and wider psychological interventions if needed so I would urge health and care staff in the local area to access the support available once we launch the hub in the new year.”

Further information about the Resilience Hub and how to access support available will be provided shortly.

If you feel your service could benefit from additional interim support please contact tewv.hcv-resiliencehub@nhs.net.

You can find out more about local talking therapies and support services here.