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Publication date: 1 April 1995

Nicola Mindell

Reports that most organizations see training and development as theprovince of the human resource department. Proposes that responsibilityfor this should be placed in the hands of…

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Reports that most organizations see training and development as the province of the human resource department. Proposes that responsibility for this should be placed in the hands of the line manager. Investigates how the responsibility for training and development can be successfully transferred to the line manager. Concludes with a series of key learning points which help in the implementation of this strategy.

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Management Development Review, vol. 8 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0962-2519

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Article
Publication date: 12 November 2020

Padraig Cotter, Nicola Jhumat, Eshia Garcha, Eirini Papasileka, Jennifer Parker, Ishmael Mupfupi and Ian Currie

This paper aims to outline the process of supporting frontline inpatient mental health staff in developing ways of coping with COVID-19.

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Purpose

This paper aims to outline the process of supporting frontline inpatient mental health staff in developing ways of coping with COVID-19.

Design/methodology/approach

A whole system approach was used in formulating and developing support structures with particular focus on relationship-focused coping.

Findings

Interventions were developed to support staff in coping with problem-focused (e.g. systemic changes) and emotion-focused challenges (e.g. deaths of colleagues). These included psychoeducation, mindfulness-based meditation and rituals to mark the deaths of colleagues. Staff SPACE (Stopping to Process and Consider Events) sessions were used to support staff in managing the many emotions they were experiencing. Positive psychology-based interventions were used to keep morale up and help people to stay motivated. The process of seeking feedback and making changes was introduced to support staff in feeling heard and having a voice. The maternal or master intervention within each of the above was the relational component.

Practical implications

This work aimed to boost the emotional and psychological literacy of the system. This will be important in the aftermath of the pandemic and could have many benefits thereafter.

Social implications

The post-COVID-19 health-care workforce will experience significant challenges in terms of readjustment and recovery. It is important that appropriate measures are put in place to ameliorate this.

Originality/value

An innovative systemic formulation of the impact of COVID-19 on frontline staff, and a coordinated way of dealing with this, is outlined.

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Mental Health Review Journal, vol. 26 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1361-9322

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