Strategies to support the mental wellbeing of frontline workers during infectious disease epidemics

Working as a ‘frontline’ health or social care professional during a global disease pandemic, like COVID-19, can be very stressful. Over time, the negative effects of stress can lead to mental health problems such as depression and anxiety, which, in turn, may affect work, family and other social relationships. Frontline workers can use various strategies to support their mental well-being. These could include work-based strategies, such as changing routines or improving equipment; or psychological support strategies, such as counselling.

Access the PDF summary and the full review on the Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care (EPOC) website, uploaded on 21 December 2020: click here.