The World Health Organization Office in Ukraine and the Center for Public Health of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine have developed a training course for health workers on mental health and psychosocial support during COVID-19 to train employers and managers to understand occupational mental health. As of March 2021, with the support of the WHO, more than 500 health workers across Ukraine have been trained. The WHO reported this.
Experts noted that this is a four-module programme. The first and final modules of this programme target health service managers to help them build a system of psychosocial support for the population and self-support for health professionals. Modules 2 and 3 help health workers identify the psychosocial needs of the population and provide appropriate assistance and support, as well as care for their own well-being during the Covid-19 pandemic.
“The WHO Regional Office for Europe has compiled the spectrum of practical tools and interventions to support the mental health and wellbeing of the health and care workforce and their employers in relation to stress management, psychological support and mental health care,” the statement said.
As it was reported earlier, one in three COVID-19 survivors received a neurological or psychiatric diagnosis within six months of infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus.