Social care workers in Guernsey have been receiving mental health support as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

The island was hit with a cluster of care home cases during the initial stages of Covid-19.

It's something that we've been concerned about since the start of the process. People that have been into the care homes really have been at the forefront of the presentations, and we have been supporting some of those.

Dr Dominic Bishop, Guernsey's Clinical Director for Mental Health Services

Dr Bishop added that it is hard to know how much of an impact this could have on their well-being.

I think it's difficult because we all came into the health service to work with people who are sick, so to think you'll never be in contact with someone who might pose a risk to you is unrealistic, but I don't think anyone thought they'd be at the forefront of a https://www.itv.com/news/channel/2020-03-25/coronavirus-all-the-information-and-advice-for-the-channel-islands-in-one-place/. I think people are right to be worried. I suspect it's when people go home during the downtime they find it difficult to switch off. That's why it's so important people are aware of that and that they reach out to people who they would normally see.

Dr Dominic Bishop, Guernsey's Clinical Director for Mental Health Services