Psychosocial Supports for Health Care Workers

Please take a moment to view the SIMTEC training video on Psychosocial Considerations for Health Care Workers. This training video is narrated by the British Columbia Provincial Medical Health Officer, Bonnie Henry, and is based on the findings of Outbreak Orange – a simulated pandemic exercise involving health care workers and community Emergency Operations Centre personnel. The video contains clips from health care providers and patients during the SARS outbreak.

Everyone connected to the current pandemic is doing their best to cope. The following two updated pamphlets can provide health care workers and responders with some helpful basic information and tips to assist in coping with the current COVID-19 pandemic:

  • Psychosocial Considerations for Health Care Providers when Responding to a Pandemic in PDF (204 KB)| Print version (204 KB)
  • Psychosocial Considerations for Responding Health Care Providers in PDF (840 KB) Print Version (792 KB)

For detailed information on how to don and doff Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) please review the two training videos.

For those of you who from local communities and/or the health sector who are interested in running a pandemic exercise, please go to the Outbreak Orange Exercise website to download all the video inputs and Exercise Controller Guidebook and materials.

Go directly to the Exercise Page