ICON is officially part of the NHS England COVID19 national effort.
The ability to cope with stress depends on the controllability of the stressor. The measures to contain and delay the spread of COVID19 are already presenting major stressors for families which they cannot control e.g.
- Loss of income
- Self isolation with children and potentially at risk adults
- Social distancing restrictions on activities which might lessen stress (e.g. sports, social engagement and entertainment, celebrations)
- Social distancing restrictions on activities which might enhance support and coping (e.g support groups, children/baby groups and classes, baby clinics).
Please share the ICON coping techniques to families across your networks.
You can find ICON guides specifically aimed at specialists working in hospitals in England during the pandemic. Please click the link below.