Supporting Others

Supporting Others2020-07-17T21:55:36+01:00

Supporting Others

You will find resources here to help you support others – colleagues, family, friends, your community.

Psychological First Aid2020-07-20T09:58:15+01:00

This module available on TURAS will help you understand the evidence based factors that support wellbeing – strategies that you can apply to help people in crisis, how to respond effectively and promptly to concerns about an individual’s mental health.

Register for a free account. If you’ve not already registered here are the instructions  TURAS sign in for PKC then search for COVID-19 Psychological First Aid.

Line managers ensure you know the steps to take.


In grief you can only do the best you can (British Psychological Society).

The BPS offer some advice on grief, looking after yourself and supporting others – Supporting Each Other Following the Death of a Colleague


Taking care, managing your anxiety, helping a friend – 0800 1111


Keep an ear out for your team mates at this time and make opportunities to keep in touch more often than usual. You might be the only person someone speaks to for days.

Some people might be reluctant to say that they are struggling a bit. Notice changes in behaviour or patterns. Have you noticed that a colleague is quieter than usual, not joining in the chat, not attending the team catch up meetings, or just different?

Ask they how they are and what you can do. Ensure you keep up-to-date with the latest information from reliable sources. Signpost them to the resources they need here.

Domestic Abuse2020-07-08T22:02:45+01:00

Public health measures to control the spread of COVID-19, like staying at home, social isolation and reduced access to support, have created more opportunities for abuse at home leading to an increase in domestic abuse. Abuse of any kind is never acceptable.

If you or someone you know are experiencing domestic abuse or other forms of violence and control at home, support and services are still available.
Scottish Government advice
Men’s Advice Line 0808 801 0327
LGBT Scotland 0300 123 2523,
Rape Crisis Scotland 08088 01 03 02,
National Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline 0800 027 1234
SaferScot website


Mindfulness is a technique used to help slow down the mind and body. It isn’t about taking away thoughts or not having thoughts at all, it is about watching them, seeing patterns and then changing the patterns. Mindfulness helps give you power over your thoughts, to feel not so overwhelmed by them and not be controlled by them!

The following videos are aimed at 8 year olds to young adults. Parents, carers and children can try these and practice together.
An introduction to Mindfulness

Practice 1 Bodyscan

Practice 2 What kind of weather

Practice 3 Mindful breathing

The Resilience Alphabet includes ideas and activities to help your child build inner strength and wellbeing.  For each letter there is a definition, something to think about, something positive to say and some suggestions of things to Make, Do or Write. Access this and more at the Education Scotland National Improvement Hub

Online Education Resources for Home Learning – Online educational resources for schools and parents to help children to learn at home during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.


MSE’s Academy of Money – The Open University has joined forces with Moneysaving Expert (MSE) to produce this new free course to give you the skills and knowledge to master your finances.

MOOCS (Massive Open Online Courses).These are freely accessible and open-licensed short courses delivered to large numbers of learners, fully online. Access the MOOCS Website

Live Active at Home – Fitness2020-07-15T15:32:51+01:00

Try out a range of activities in your own home, high intensity workouts, low intensity workouts, mindfulness, alternative workouts – it’s all there!

Live Active at Home Website 

Responding to Change2020-07-15T15:46:13+01:00

Penumbra have shared a pack so you can help support family and friends during Covid; helps you get through periods when things are feeling difficult; make realistic plans and manage your wellbeing.

Access Penumbra resources