Stress Awareness Month 2021

April marks the start of Stress Awareness Month. The Coronavirus pandemic has been a very stressful time for everyone, particularly for healthcare professionals working under strenuous, ever-changing conditions, while striving to provide the best care for their patients.

With that in mind we wanted to create awareness about this issue and provide a platform for GPs where they can access support to help them continue to work effectively. Our dedicated GP Support team at Londonwide LMCs are continuing to develop the GP Professional Support Network for all GPs who work in the areas of London that we cover. The platform provides confidential, expert and impartial one-to-one advice to any individual GP.

Whilst the spread of Coronavirus is slowing in the Capital, the demands of GPs and their practice teams remain high. We encourage all GPs to seek help if they are in need and to make use of the resources available to them. As of March 2021 it has been over 6 months since the launch and the platform has positive feedback from our constituent GPs and mental health professionals.

Alongside the platform, for Stress Awareness Month we are also creating a new “talking heads” social media campaign featuring GPs talking about their personal experience with stress in their working day and how they manage it, while continuing to provide effective care for their patients. In the video the participants will cover multiple topics including how they support their colleagues and how this has helped with their stress. We are currently in the filming and editing stages of this project but we are aiming for the final video to be released by early April, so keep an eye on all of our social media pages including Twitter and LinkedIn.

Last updated : 24 Mar 2021

 

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