RESPOND is a healthcare workforce support program designed in response to COVID-19 to provide healthcare workers with skills to take care of themselves and each other. We have designed this program specifically in response to the many requests we have received to help support people working in hospitals and clinics during the coronavirus pandemic.
Healthcare professionals across the world are in a situation they may never have faced before, confronted with impossible decisions, working under extreme pressure and feeling fearful for their own and their family’s safety.
Organisations who provide early support, ongoing care, active monitoring and proactive aftercare for their staff have a better chance of taking care of their workforce.
Whether someone working in healthcare through this pandemic “develops a psychological injury or experiences psychological growth is likely to be influenced by the way they are supported before, during and after a challenging incident…” (Greenberg et al BMJ 26/3/2020)
RESPOND has a focus on boosting the skills that will strengthen individuals and groups to take care of themselves and each other including:
- Mindfulness and compassion
- Emotional intelligence
- Wellbeing and selfcare
- Team and individual performance
When your health service or clinic joins RESPOND every individual healthcare worker at your organisation gains access to training, coaching and live meditation, specifically designed for people who work in health, every week. All members of your team are invited to participate in RESPOND.
- Doctors and nurses
- Allied health and pathology staff
- Executives and administrators
- Caterers, cleaners and maintenance staff
- And many more
RESPOND is designed to help healthcare workers strengthen their skills. Skills that are critical to maintaining wellbeing, especially mental health, sustaining positive relationships, engaging in effective communication, growing self-awareness and staying connected to community. Skills that will help people to keep going through the coronavirus pandemic and beyond. Skills that are sometimes lacking in healthcare, even between colleagues. Skills that can help at work and in isolation or quarantine. Every element of RESPOND is designed to be practical, flexible and with healthcare in mind.
RESPOND launch is this Sunday 12 April 2020. Whenever you join RESPOND your people will gain immediate access to a wealth of support, tools and skills for wellbeing.
If you’d like to learn more about how your hospital or clinic can include RESPOND in your staff care planning, please connect with Sharee Johnson here and let’s get your people set up to receive the most up to date selfcare, wellbeing package available ASAP.
For more information kindly ready our Respond Terms and Conditions