The current COVID-19 pandemic will have affected us all in different ways: physically, emotionally, socially and psychologically. Staff on the front line of health and social care services will experience varying levels of stress and distress at points. This is normal and predictable.
As much as this is a stressful time, we also know that people faced with chronic stress and adversity will often show enormous fortitude and resilience in the face of immense pressure at the time however may experience post trauma ill health in the future.
It is NOT just those on the front line of health and social care that will also be experiencing challenges attributed to Covid-19. Many of us have felt the ill effects of disconnection, job loss, health anxiety, depression, loss of control and so on – see my Blog post here