Extended Resources (COVID-19 update)

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Extended Resources and references (COVID-19 update)


British Psychological Society (2020). Guidance for psychological professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Retrieved from: https://www.bps.org.uk/sites/www.bps.org.uk/files/News/News%20-%20Files/Guidance%20for%20Psychological%20Professionals%20during%20Covid-19.pdf


British Psychological Society (2020). The psychological needs of healthcare staff as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. Retrieved from: https://www.bps.org.uk/sites/www.bps.org.uk/files/News/News%20-%20Files/Psychological%20needs%20of%20healthcare%20staff.pdf


Chen, Q., Liang, M., Li, Y., Guo, J., Fei, D., Wang, L… & Zhang, Z. (2020). Mental health care for medical staff in China during the COVID-19 outbreak. The Lancet Psychiatry, 7(4). Retrieved from: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpsy/article/PIIS2215-0366(20)30078-X/fulltext


COVID Trauma Response Working Group Rapid Guidance (2020). Guidance for planners of the psychological response to stress experienced by hospital staff associated with COVID: Early interventions. Version 1.



Duan, L., & Zhu, G. (2020). Psychological interventions for people affected by the COVID-19 epidemic. The Lancet Psychiatry. Retrieved from: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpsy/article/PIIS2215-0366(20)30073-0/fulltext#articleInformation


Ho, C., Chee, C., & Ho, R. (2020). Mental health strategies to combat the psychological impact of COVID-19 beyond paranoia and panic. Article in press.


Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC; 2010). Mental health and psychosocial support in humanitarian emergencies: What should humanitarian health actors know? Geneva. Retrieved from: https://www.who.int/mental_health/emergencies/what_humanitarian_health_actors_should_know.pdf


Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC; February 2020). Briefing note on addressing mental health and psychosocial aspects of COVID-19 outbreak – version 1.1. Retrieved from: https://interagencystandingcommittee.org/iasc-reference-group-mental-health-and-psychosocial-support-emergency-settings/briefing-note-about


International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Psychosocial Centre (2020). Remote psychological first aid during the COVID-19 outbreak. 


Lai, J., Ma, S., Wang, Y., Chai, Z., Hu, J., Wei, N., & … Hu, S. (2020). Factors associated with mental health outcomes among health care workers exposed to Coronavirus disease 2019. JAMA Network Open, Psychiatry. Retrieved from: https://jamanetwork.com/


Li, W., Yang, Y., Liu, Z., Zhao, Y., Zhang, Q., Zhang, L., & … Xiang, Y. (2020). Progression of mental health services during the COVID-19 outbreak in China. International Journal of Biological Sciences, 16(10), 1732-1738. Doi: 10.7150/ijbs.45120.


Liu, S., Yang, L., Zhang, C., Xiang, Y. T., Liu, Z., Hu, A., & Zhang, B. (2020). Online mental health services in China during the COVID-19 outbreak. The Lancet Psychiatry, 7(4). Retrieved from: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpsy/article/PIIS2215-0366(20)30077-8/fulltext


Mihashi, M., Otsubo, Y., Yinjuan, X., Nagatomi, K., Hoshiko, M., & Ishitake, T. (2009). Predictive factors of psychological disorder development during recovery following SARS outbreak. Health Psychology, 28(1), 91-100. Doi: 10.1037/a0013674


NTW NHS (2012). Common psychological reactions following disasters and traumatic events – Information leaflet.


NATO (2008). Psychosocial care for people affected by disasters and major incidents – a model for designing, delivering and managing psychosocial services for people involved in major incidents, conflict, disasters and terrorism.


Royal College of Nursing. Guidance for inpatient mental health staff.


Send in the therapists? Editorial from The Lancet Psychiatry (2020).


Support the workers website: https://www.supporttheworkers.org/
Support the workers offers a series of briefing notes on issues that are likely to be relevant during the covid-19 response.


The Mental Health & Psychosocial Support Network (MHPSS; 2019). MHPSS emergency toolkit. Retrieved from: https://mhpss.net/emergency-toolkit/


Unadkat, S., & Farquhar, M. (2020). Doctor’s wellbeing: Self-care during the COVID-19 pandemic. British Medical Journal. Doi: 10.1136/bmj.m1150


United Nations Children’s Fund (2018). Operational guidelines on community based mental health and psychosocial support in humanitarian settings: Three-tiered support for children and families (field test version).


Williams, R., Bisson, J., Ajdukovic, D., Kemp, V., Olff, M., Alexander, D. & ... Bevan, P. Guidance for responding to the psychosocial and mental health needs of people affected by disasters or major incidents.


World Health Organisation (2020). Strategic preparedness and response plan for the new coronavirus: response plan. Retrieved from: https://www.who.int/publications-detail/strategic-preparedness-and-response-plan-for-the-new-coronavirus


Word Health Organisation (February 2020). Mental health and psychosocial considerations during COVID-19 outbreak – version 1.4. Retrieved from: https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/mental-health-considerations.pdf?sfvrsn=6d3578af_8


World Health Organisation (2011). Psychological first aid: Guide for field workers. Retrieved from: https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/44615/9789241548205_eng.pdf;jsessionid=A2BBBC93390424AD008A94AD525867F5?sequence=1


Xiao, H., Zhang, Y., Kong, D., Li, S., & Yang, N. (2020). The effects of social support on sleep quality of medical staff treating patients with Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in January and February 2020 in China. Medical Science Monitor. Doi: 10.12659/MSM.923549


Zhang, B., El-Jawahri, A., & Prigerson, H. G. (2006). Update on bereavement research: Evidence-based guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of complicated bereavement. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 9(5), 1188-1203. Retrieved from: https://doi.org/10.1089/jpm.2006.9.1188


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