Currently Africa is in various stages of lockdown to minimise the spread of
COVID-19. This is necessary to disrupt the chain of transmission of the
coronavirus across society but has serious effects on many aspects of our daily
lives, especially, as we are social beings, on our mental health and well-being.
Moreover, the mental well-being of all frontline workers, providing essential
services in clinics and hospitals, are foremost at risk as they are in daily contact
with sick patients in a potentially life threatening situation.
For them it is not a matter of social distancing. In essence, it is finding a way to
survive within their professional and ethical obligation to render a service to the
sick and needy. This might trigger a variety of emotions. They might suffer from
panic attacks to anxiety and depression, anger and having emotional outbursts.
Healthcare providers play a pivotal role in managing the epidemic. We should
make special provision to support them in managing their mental well-being.
This course will focus on engagement and activities to minimise the effect of
this ongoing epidemic on HCPs.
This e-learning course will guide all HCPs in taking simple steps to ensure that
they stay mentally fit and healthy.
WHO SHOULD ENROLL
All Healthcare professionals across Africa that are registered with their
respective professional councils, that are providing ongoing essential services
during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Online e-learning education through interactive learning activities, videos,
presentations and articles. The course is designed in such a way that different
topics are covered in 5 modules in order to maintain and improve mental
resilience for HCPs during the lockdown period and after the lifting of
restrictions imposed to combat COVID-19.
EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES
After completion of this learning experience, participants should be able to:
1. Discuss COVID-19 in the global context.
2. Explain the psychological reactions to COVID-19
3. Explain the strategies and methods to manage stress and build resilience.
4. Integrate the psychological aspects of COVID-19 into patient care
5. Analyze and relate the consequences of COVID-19 and its aftermath to our
psychological well-being going forward.
The following modules are covered in this short course:
Module 1 – Introduction:
• The world beyond Corona.
Module 2 – Psychological reactions to Lockdown:
• Introduction on the effect of lockdown on mental well-being
• COVID-related stressors of frontline workers
• Delving deeper into mental health well-being during COVID-19
Module 3 - Managing stress
• Managing Stress: Tips for Coping with the Stress during COVID-19.
• Managing burnout – How to recognize and cope with burn-out
• Managing frontline workers stress associated with COVID-19 and
• Integrating Mindfulness and Meditation in a daily routine
• COVID self-care plan
Module 4– Psychological aspects of COVID-19 care
• Psychological needs of COVID-19 patients
• Managing teenagers and children during COVID-19
• Psychological effects of quarantine
Module 5 – Surviving post COVID-19: Staying Real and Robust
• The psychological aftermath after COVID-19
To qualify for the certificate of completion for this short course, participants
should complete the MCQs and have a pass rate of at least 70%. The course is
accredited for 15 CPD points on level 2.
ACCREDITATION - 15 CPD POINTS
*Only 1000 Scholarships available!
*Scholarships are subject to participants agreeing to
complete the course within 3 months