The COVID-19 outbreak has highlighted the extent to which society depends upon essential workers, with health and social care workers in particular playing a critical role in pulling us through the crisis.
Last year people took to the streets to applaud their heroic work. But what happens now that the clapping has stopped? What is the aftermath of COVID-19 on the health and social care workers who have spent the last year working under extreme pressure in sometimes dangerous conditions? What lessons from before and during the pandemic should we take forward into the post-covid era?
Across June and July, the PrOPEL Hub, in partnership with HPMA, will be running a series of free events drawing on evidence gathered before and during the pandemic to explore the implications of Covid-19 for employment relations in the Health & Social Care sector across the 4 UK nations.
The last year has thrown up numerous challenges for health and social care workers often juggling increased workloads, stressful working environments and personal responsibilities. How has the mental wellbeing of health and social care workers been impacted and what coping strategies have they adopted during this challenging time?
At this webinar, Dr Denise Currie, Senior Lecturer at Queens University Belfast, Dr Paula McFadden, Senior Lecturer at Ulster University and Dr Jermaine Ravalier, Reader at Bath Spa University, will give a snapshot of findings from research carried out during two different phases of the COVID-19 crisis and discuss practical tips for managers, employers and regulators on how to best support their workforce through the pandemic and into a ‘rebuilding phase’ post pandemic.
This event will be held on Thursday 10thJune starting at 3pm and will last for approximately 90 minutes and will include the opportunity to ask questions. Delegates can submit questions in advance or add them during the webinar. If you would like to submit a question in advance, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Joining instructions will be sent out 24 hours prior to the event.