COVID-19 Mental Health Improvement Network

In March 2020, we created a virtual network on behalf of NHS England and NHS Improvement, with the aim of supporting mental health teams to share and learn from each other to maintain and improve safety in response to the initial phase of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The network ran for six months and provided a space for mental health teams to share changes they introduced in response to COVID-19, whilst discussing challenges and learning. Many teams shared resources and provided detail on changes they had introduced so the ideas could be replicated by other teams. We also held webinars and produced change packages on communicating with families, patients and staff and ideas for reducing restrictive practice.

The resources collated over the duration of the network are below, all of which are publicly available below and all we ask is that you credit the original contributor. You can also search the hashtag #MHSIPCV19 on Twitter.

We hope you find the resources helpful.

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