Covid-19 Resources


BSCAH offers several resources for the public and for healthcare practitioners, designed to help them cope with the Covid-19 situation.

If you have any questions about these resources please contact natoffice@bscah.co.uk

The content in these audio resources are NOT meant to replace medical or psychological treatment or consultation. Always continue to consult with your doctor regarding the management of your health problem or condition.          

We are not equipped to act as a crisis service. If you are in distress and feel like you might be at risk to yourself or others, please contact NHS Direct on 111 or contact your GP or pharmacy.

Self-help audios ‘Resolving Trauma’

If you have been suffering from overwhelming distress, nightmares, anxiety, or flashbacks following your stay in ICU or hospital with Covid 19, then our free self-help audios ‘Resolving Trauma’ might be helpful if you are unable to access face to face counselling. If you wish to avail yourself of this offer please contact our National Office (natoffice@bscah.co.uk) and one of our members will be in touch to see if it would be suitable for you.

Some information about the ‘Resolving Trauma’ podcast
This podcast gives an explanation of post-traumatic stress and how symptoms may arise. It also uses metaphorical imagery to access calm and help resolve the traumatic feelings. There are also recordings of general approaches including ways to express negative feelings safely, connecting with how you want to feel, and managing feelings of anger and guilt. One recording gives information about self-hypnosis and there is also a five-minute breathing self-hypnotic exercise and a longer self-hypnosis with special place imagery and positive suggestion.


Management of the psychological effects of emerging virus outbreaks on healthcare workers  Click here

Psychological Effects of COVID (002) written by BSCAH member Dr Mike Capek Click here

Other organisations who are providing support for NHS services are as follows:

NHS Employers which is providing support for NHS staff https://www.nhsemployers.org/covid19/health-safety-and-wellbeing/support-available-for-nhs-staff

NHS England Staff offers https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/nhs-staff-offers/

NHS Practitioner health. Covid-19 Workforce Wellbeing plus Bereavement & loss support helpline https://www.practitionerhealth.nhs.uk/covid-19-workforce-wellbeing

Royal College of Nursing https://www.rcn.org.uk/get-help/member-support-services/counselling-service/covid-19-and-your-mental-wellbeing

Samaritans for NHS staff https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/workplace/here-listen-support-line-nhs-people/

For the general public

NHS Coronavirus information

Government response to Coronavirus

World Health Orginsation mental health considerations 

COVID-19 Mutual Aid UK

Those seeking help quickly should contact the Samaritans W: https://www.samaritans.org/ Tel: 116 123.