What Support Do Frontline Workers Want? A Qualitative Study of Health and Social Care Workers’ Experiences and Views of Psychosocial Support During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This journal article provides background information and data concerning the mental health status and needs of frontline and social care workers in the UK. The report aims to fill the gap in research and lead to a better understanding of the mental health of essential care workers, as well as providing practical advice on how to support them best.

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Supporting Public Health and Frontline Workers

The COVID-19 pandemic has put immense pressure on frontline and public health workers, exacerbating myriad mental health concerns, including stress, depression, and burnout. As with COVID-19 itself, impacts have disproportionately affected certain populations more likely to hold frontline positions, including women, LatinX people, and people of color. These challenges, compounded with broader issues affecting the workforce, undermine the capacities of frontline and public health workers to provide essential services. Key strategies for supporting frontline and public health workers include building a culture of caring across leadership and organizations, improving employment practices and working conditions, and fostering social support among workers.

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