Covid-19 Impact Training on Mental Health

Efficacy has developed a robust, clinically-led remote proposition to manage the mental health fallout from the crisis in both the short and longer-term

We now are beginning to understand the health footprint of the Covid-19 pandemic and organisations need to respond to ensure the physical and mental health (4th wave) of their people.

Organisations need to offer support in the disruption, adaption and preparation (for re-emergence) phases.  

We know that COVID-19 will have a significant impact on mental health at Wave 4.

Increased Prevalence of Anxiety-based Disorders  Impact of Isolation  Trauma & Bereavement  Financial and Practical Concerns

Health Anxiety, GAD, OCD, Panic

Government advise and media coverage amplifying anxieties

High risk of relapse in recovered anxiety patients

Low Mood, Depression, Relapse risk, Loneliness 

Sudden loss of social contact and support networks through isolated home working

Magnified impact and relapse risk on those with pre-existing conditions

Loss, Grief, Stress 

Personal stress of contracting the virus Stress (and potential grief) of family, friends and co-workers contracting (and potentially dying by) Covid-19


Caring and catering for the needs of elderly relatives

Supporting children during a crisis without the direct support of schools

The strain on relationships following close confinement

The impact is being felt already but will continue once the immediate physical health emergency has passed creating a long-term lag on our wellness rates, staff motivation and performance. We provided evidence-based intervention from brief screening and intervention programs to full Cognitive Behavioural Therapy digital treatment options (online CBT and remote therapy). We provide mental health training covering every state of our pandemic.

Covid-19 Mental Health Training for Staff and Managers


Covid-19 Mental Health Awareness Training for Staff and Managers

Key mental health impacts of Covid-19 Disruption Phase

Live 45-minute webinar tailored to your organisation to raise awareness of the mental health impacts of the crisis on your people. The training supports managers in effectively managing themselves and their teams while the crisis is ongoing

Introduction to understand the mental health impact of Covid-19 - All staff

  • Understand and help manage anxiety and mood levels that may occur due to loss, threat, working from home, isolation etc.
  • Understand managing uncertainty from job and financial risks
  • Returning to work – the new “normal” - what we need to consider
    To increase awareness of mental health support services available to you

A managers and business leaders introduction to understanding the mental health impact of Covid-19

  • Emphasise the importance of managers looking after their own mental health
  • Considering the importance of managers leadership style during COVID-19 to best support their staff
  • To aid managers in being better equipped to support their staff from mental health impacts from COVID-19
  • To increase manager awareness of your mental health support services available to people in order to support their staff
  • Returning to work after COVID-19 - what managers need to consider?


Key mental health impacts of Covid-19 Adaptation Phase

Tailored to your organisation to provide an understanding of the mental health impacts of the crisis


Covid-19 Cyberchondria: Fuelling Anxiety through Surfing the Web, Social Media

Use and News Consumption

Cyberchondria is the unfounded escalation of concerns about common symptoms based on the perseverative review of search results and literature online. We can all fall prey to cyberchondriac behaviour especially in the midst of a pandemic.

In this webinar Professor Spada will: (1) outline how to identify cyberchondriac behaviour (including tell-tale signs); (2) review the detrimental impact of this behaviour on physical and mental functioning; and (3) present tips on how to gain control over it.

Covid-19 Home Working: Minimising Procrastination and Enhancing Productivity

Are you finding it difficult to get going? Or engaging in any task other than the ones you know are urgent or important? Everybody procrastinates (which is the flip side of productivity): it’s an everyday phenomenon. Usually, it doesn’t cause more than annoyance and frustration. However, in these times when many of us are needing to work from home procrastination can significantly affect productivity in our personal and working lives.

In this webinar Professor Spada will: (1) outline the nature of procrastination; (2) review the causes of procrastination; and (3) present tips on how to overcome procrastination and simultaneously enhance productivity when home working.

Covid-19: Managing Low Mood and Depression

We are all familiar with feeling down and experiencing low mood from time to time. This feeling can be particularly pronounced and may become prolonged during isolation when combined with an absence of routine, blurred boundaries and lack of connection.

In this webinar Efficacy will: (1) outline the nature of low mood and depression; (2) review the causes of low mood and depression; (3) introduce cognitive and behavioural techniques to improve mood and learn to develop preventative strategies which can be applied daily.

Covid–19: Managing Worry in Uncertain Times

Do you ever find yourself repeatedly playing movies (in your head) about future outcomes when facing uncertain times? Is this getting worse in the face of the pandemic?

Everybody worries. For many, however, this style of thinking can cause significant annoyance and marked changes in mood, especially when facing uncertainties.

In this webinar Professor Spada will: (1) outline the nature of worry; (2) review the causes of worry; (3) highlight the tell-tale signs of worry which indicate we may be 'out of control'; and (4) introduce techniques to begin interrupting worry.

Science tells us that the UK can expect an epidemic of mental health problems in about 6 to 12 months, this will last about 3 to 7 years before it is resolved. Problems and disorders will predominate in areas of depression, PTSD, and grief. Early intervention is an effective away to minimise the potential harm to our mental health.


Covid-19 Mental Health Awareness Training in the Preparation Phase

Our preparation phase training supports managers in effectively managing themselves and their teams while the crisis is ongoing

Managing Perfectionism - Cognitive Agility and Cognitive Flexibility:

Perfectionism drives up our internal standards and delivers innovation and high performance at work. However, the reach for perfection can be painful because it is often driven by both a desire to do well and a fear of the consequences of not doing well. This is the double-edged sword of perfectionism.

This webinar will help you understand at times how and why perfectionism can increase psychological distress, decrease agility and decrease cognitive flexibility.
You will understand how to recognise this distress, such as burnout, low mood and anxiety in self and others.

You will learn techniques to develop cognitive flexibility and cognitive agility which optimise performance through reducing distress.

Imposter Syndrome: Self-Critical Thinking and Confidence

What do you think about that little voice in the back of your head that tells you that you're not good enough? Is it trying to keep you from making mistakes? Does beating yourself up show that an issue is important to you? What happens if you can't stop that voice?

Is it out of control and relentless? It turns out that what we think about that voice can have a significant impact on how you see yourself and, spoiler alert, the results aren't pretty.

This webinar will help you to understand the nature of your own self-critic and how a different relationship with that voice could have a significant impact on your levels of confidence and performance.

Our response is to pull together what we do best, building a programme to address the emotional and psychological needs in these unprecedented times. Efficacy’s single session protocol, based on empirical findings, adapted from disaster response work, with a focus on the most common stressors during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. The concept is to capture early identification of issues and bolsters with evidence-based interventions to build resilience.

 Remote and online evidence-based mental health treatment and screening interventions

An effective response will couple immediate remote support to employees with a longer-term strategy to manage the return to normality

Single Session Intervention  Digital Therapy Remote Therapy

Brief  Skills Intervention for Covid-19

  • A three sessions intervention
  • Built on empirical evidence tailored from response to crisis and disaster
  •  Focus on psycho-education (understanding our reactions to trauma and disaster) then options from six Core Skills

Digital online CBT with structured remote support

  • With an accredited therapist
  • 30+ evidence-based programmes for mental health and wellbeing

One-to-one therapy delivered through our web portal, Skype, Team, Zoom or via telephone

  • PTSD & Trauma work
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder, OCD, and Health Anxiety Disorder are predicted to increase
  • Bereavement Support


For more information and to discuss your organisation's requirements, please give us a call now on 020 3795 8718, request a callback or send us a message.