The impact of COVID-19 on health care workers has been severe — them having to bear a high burden of stress. Health care workers have had increased workloads and have been exposed to multiple psychosocial stressors. Therefore, greater focus is needed towards the strengthening of health care systems, with attention to the health workforce and their mental health and wellbeing.
It is against this background that C-TECH is offering a range of mental health support services to COVID-19 frontline healthcare workers. The services are designed to respond to the mental health needs of MOHW staff by providing counselling support, mental health digital solutions, on-demand in-person support services and daily wellbeing tips.
The program is open to all health and social care staff, however, healthcare workers involved in HIV treatment, care and support and or are dealing directly with COVID-19 patients will be specifically targeted. You can self-refer or refer a colleague (with their consent). The service is confidential and free of charge for all health and social care staff.
The initiative is funded Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and PEPFAR and implemented through a partnership agreement with International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH).