Create a daily wellbeing check-in

Organising and providing regular contact, check-ins or huddles with staff is essential during this time.

This could be face to face or virtually. Check-ins can be used to provide social support to each other for work and personal lives.

Keep an eye out for individuals who avoid check-ins as this can be a sign of anxiety or trauma, and remember that more introverted team members may prefer to use the chat function.

The Mental Health Foundation outlines the importance of random acts of kindness during COVID-19 and reminds us that small gestures go a long way. This could be an initiative that’s agreed among your team or through a buddy system.

Workplace Strategies for Mental Health have developed a Building Better Teams tool to provide activities that can be agreed and undertaken by your team to support each other