Dr Alex George calls for wellness rooms in hospitals across UK to support staff's mental wellbeing
Continuing our You Care, We Care campaign promoting the mental wellbeing of NHS staff and carers during the pandemic, Dr Alex George explores the benefits of wellness rooms in hospitals.
Dr Alex, who is an Emergency Medicine Doctor, speaks to his colleagues at University Hospital Lewisham who have benefited from creating their own wellness room by clearing out an old storage cupboard. Dr Alex says the room allows staff to relax and offload any issues that may be affecting their mental health during their shifts.
The NHS offers support to its staff through different channels including NHS approved apps for mental health and digital 'staff common rooms' for peer to peer contact. The NHS advises all staff to visit people.nhs.uk to find the support that suits them best.