Colleagues from Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust feature in a new 30-minute documentary produced by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on the mental health impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic.
The film has been broadcast along with the launch of a new WHO Technical Advisory Group on the mental health impacts of COVID-19 in the WHO European Region.
GHC colleagues in the film are Senior Sister Sarah Gazzard, Liz Curtis, who is Head of Psychological Services, and John Trevains, Director of Nursing, Therapies and Quality.
John said: “We were proud to be asked to participate in the film, explaining the emotional and mental impact the pandemic has had on our colleagues. The pandemic has affected everyone and as healthcare professionals, our teams and services have been at the forefront of supporting communities through it. The World Health Organisation film shows that health colleagues across Europe have been impacted, as they have across the whole world, and it’s great to see that the WHO is determined to recognise this.
“Through the new advisory group, the WHO will be identifying gaps and exploring solutions, in order to inform and support countries’ efforts in addressing mental health needs within and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. As a Trust that puts the health and wellbeing of our colleagues at the forefront of everything we do, and a Trust delivering mental health services to the public, we are glad to help with this work in any way we can.”
To watch the film featuring GHC colleagues alongside colleagues from Macedonia, the Netherlands and Spain, please click here: