Resources from the COVID-19 Mental Health Improvement Network

Here you'll find resources that have been shared on the COVID-19 Mental Health Improvement Network. The resources are available for anyone to use.

To join the network or for any questions about these resources, please email us at covid19network@rcpsych.ac.uk.

You can use these resources to run activities with your patients.

  • Coping wheel template (Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust) – a template to create Coping Strategy Wheels which spin to show different positive coping skills.
  • Puzzle pack (South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust). 
  • COVID-19 Information Booklet (Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust) – an information booklet for patients.
  • How to Talk About COVID-19 (The Workshop) – a guide to help you to create narratives about COVID-19 that encourage a collective response and good decision-making.
  • Psychological First Aid Infographic (NHS Education for Scotland) – outlines key components for providing psychological first aid to those who are suffering or distressed and self-care tips.
  • SBAR tool (Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust) – assist staff with handovers to the medical team when dealing with a suspected COVID-19 case.
  • Measurement tips (COVID-19 Mental Health Improvement Network facilitators) – provides advice on how you can measure any changes you make to respond to COVID-19.

These resources were created to keep patients occupied during isolation.

  • Isolation pack (Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust) – this pack includes activities to support patients with their emotions and help them to keep in contact with their loved ones.
  • Self-isolation journal template (Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust) – this template includes activity ideas, a planner and things to fill out related to self-care.
  • Personal journal and scrapbook (Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust) – this pack explains how patients can keep a journal or scrapbook and includes various questions for them to consider.
  • Support your wellbeing pack (Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust) – this pack includes strategies and techniques to help patients manage their wellbeing.
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