Professor Neil Greenberg was lead in developing the staff mental health strategy for the London Nightingale hospital during the peak of the Coronavirus pandemic.

He has written a new comment paper published in the Lancet – How can the NHS protect staff mental health after the Covid 19 crisis? – which follows the London Nightingale (Royal College of Psychiatrists) recovery plan. You can access the paper here

Sustaining work-relevant mental health post COVID-19 toolkit

Neil has also helped develop an evidence based toolkit to support the mental health of workers who are returning to work. Many, if not all of these tools are transferable to policing and will assist our officers and staff with a potential difficult adjustment back to work. The toolkit can equally be used as a return to work template following an extended period sickness.  

Line managers need to support the mental health of workers returning to the workplace and this toolkit was developed to do just that – published the Society of Occupational Medicine SOM website you can access it here.

Creating a safe workplace post-Covid19.

This podcast sees three experts in psychology, human factors and ergonomics discuss the physical, emotional, psychological and cognitive issues around returning to work safely. This podcast offers advice to employers and employees alike. You can listen to the podcast here.

Moral injury

Moral injury has been recognised in its own right as affecting healthcare professionals – police officers and staff can also be affected. Moral injury can occur when a person is facing difficult decision making and moral and ethical dilemmas such as during the pandemic and in everyday policing situations. Neil’s work is referenced in both of these papers:

Limiting moral injury in healthcare professionals during the Covid 19 pandemic – click here

Moral Injury in a context of a trauma – click here.