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Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 29th April 2020.

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Photo of Lisa Cameron Lisa Cameron Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Mental Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to support the psychological (a) welfare and (b) resilience of NHS staff during the covid-19 outbreak.

Photo of Lisa Cameron Lisa Cameron Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Mental Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help ensure the (a) psychological and (b) physical welfare of NHS staff working in temporary hospitals during the covid-19 outbreak.

Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The Department asked NHS England and NHS Improvement to develop a comprehensive emotional, psychological and physical support package for all National Health Service staff, including those working in Nightingale hospitals, during and after the COVID-19 outbreak.

This package includes free-to-access self-guided mental health support, confidential helpline and 24 hours a day, seven days a week text service, as well as free-to-download mental health and well-being apps.

NHS England and NHS Improvement are also co-ordinating commercial offers to provide practical support for NHS staff at a local level.

More information can be found online at the following link:

people.nhs.uk/help

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