The SHAPE coaching programme was developed during the covid-19 pandemic initially for frontline NHS staff. It offers evidence-based wellbeing support for NHS and social care staff and is now open to all staff whatever your role.  The programme consists of weekly 1:1 telephone or video call coaching sessions with a trained coach over a 6-week period.

You will be taught tools to help improve your wellbeing and your ability to cope with high pressured situations in the future, and you will cover subjects such as habits, dwelling on things, helpful thinking, unwanted memories, guilt, and productivity. 

The aim of the programme is to help people understand their response to a traumatic event or situation, and how they can manage their emotions to help them cope better. 

If you’d like to hear from Ollie, a paramedic who has taken part in the SHAPE programme, you can read more about his story on the BBC News website  or hear his feedback in a short video on YouTube.

This coaching is particularly for those staff who feel they may be at risk of developing PTSD or depression. If you think this might something you are interested in, you can request a 1:1 session by completing this form to explore whether this would be helpful for you or you can sign up directly via the SHAPE website https://shaperecovery.com/. You can also read more about SHAPE coaching on this website. 

For further information please contact covidstaffsupport@sabp.nhs.uk