In the context of the Psychosocial Intervention Plan (PSIP), a Psychosocial Coordination Committee (PSCC) was set up by the FPS HSFCE in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The aim of this committee is to bring together representatives from all the services and bodies involved, to agree on a joint strategy, and to work together as a team in order to set up psychosocial support services. Through the PSCC, initiatives were coordinated so that a consistent message was always communicated and the actions would be complementary.
The overall objective was to encourage self-care, care for each other and improving the resilience of both the individual and society.
A lot of emphasis was placed on the importance of clear communication:
- A communication campaign was launched with tips on dealing with stress, both for the general public and the specific group of care providers;
- An e-learning module was set up to support psychosocial care providers;
- The information was communicated centrally through fixed channels in order to maintain an overview of all initiatives. The gateway for information on COVID-19 and psychosocial well-being is the website www.info-coronavirus.be. Information specifically for healthcare providers has been compiled on the website of the FPS HSFCE.
Find out more about the organisations and initiatives on psychosocial well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic: www.info-coronavirus.be
You can find more information about the Psychosocial Intervention Plan in ‘Key data in healthcare – Emergency medical and psychosocial assistance’.