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Psychological support for NHS and social care workers

EDM (Early Day Motion) 382: tabled on 27 April 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 15 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes the unprecedented situation that NHS staff, social care workers and all frontline support staff are dealing with in responding to the covid-19 outbreak; expresses concern at the psychological strain and trauma they are exposed to on a daily basis and the long-term impact this will have on the workforce; calls on the Government to work with the British Psychological Society and other mental health professions to ensure that all possible action is taken to protect the psychological, as well as physical, wellbeing of these vital key workers during the pandemic; and asks that they have access to appropriate psychological supports during and after the pandemic including Psychological First Aid in line with World Health Organisation guidance, to prevent and address negative emotional consequences such as Post-traumatic stress disorder.