COVID-19 VISUAL COMMUNICATION TOOLS FOR USE IN SECURE ENVIRONMENTS TO PROTECT RESIDENTS AND EQUIP CLINICAL AND NON-CLINICAL TEAMS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
The Beyond Words team have been working on a COVID-19 pictorial toolkit with Dr Caroline Watson, RCGP Clinical Champion for Healthcare in secure environments, and Mr Michael Emmett, a former prisoner. We have co-created a specific COVID-19 secure environments resource kit for use by healthcare teams, prison officers, education staff, chaplaincy teams and peer support workers over the coming months to support residents who find pictures more accessible than the written word.
The creators of the resource believe that it can be best used in conversation with residents to assist them in exploring what they think and feel about being in prison during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is anticipated that this will help to reduce their anxiety, anger or distress and could be a useful tool in:
The following documents are attached and in the right-hand side bar under Useful Resources:
A 60 second video introduction to the resource for all prison staff from Dr Caroline Watson is presented below