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Scotland: £8m to support worker wellbeing after Covid

23 July 2021

The Scottish Government has increased its wellbeing support budget this year by £3m to help its health and social care workforce recover from the pandemic.

The £8m package will support staff wherever they work – from acute hospital wards to community settings – supplementing the resources that are in place locally.

‘The wellbeing of staff remains a critical priority that will influence the way that our health and social services recover’

The priority areas for action will include the National Wellbeing Hub, National Wellbeing Helpline, and psychological interventions and therapies for staff.

Some £2m will be targeted at social and primary care in recognition of the specific needs of staff working in those services in responding to Covid-19.

Health secretary Humza Yousaf said: ‘The wellbeing of staff remains a critical priority that will influence the way that our health and social services recover.’

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