The cumulative stress of the pandemic, the workload pressures, and patient demand is undoubtedly affecting people’s mental health. We know that practice leadership, and a supportive and valuing culture in general practices is vital in maintaining the wellbeing of the practice team. These are some of the wellbeing resources available to GPs, PMs and practice staff:
- National Wellbeing Hub
- NHS GGC Occupational Health Service
- The Workforce Specialist Service
- BMA Wellbeing Resource
- Working Health Services Scotland (WHSS)
- Royal Medical Benevolent Fund
Support & Pastoral Care
The LMC has always provided personal, one to one support for colleagues for a host of reasons, ranging from difficulties faced in the practice or incidents with colleagues to personal issues at home.
Issues might include, feelings of distress or workload stress, personal problems, feeling generally overwhelmed or confronted by a particular challenge which seems insurmountable.
If you believe that you might need help or support – whatever the problem – please contact the office or email us through the web site to speak confidentially to one of the Medical Directors. All calls and cases for ongoing support are treated in strict confidence and with sensitivity.