April 7, 2020 3.54 pm This story is over 48 months old

Wobble Rooms set up in Lincolnshire hospitals for overwhelmed staff

Dedicated places for staff to get away

New Wobble Rooms have been set up around Lincolnshire’s hospitals to give staff overwhelmed by the coronavirus situation a place to retreat to.

The move is part of United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust’s efforts to support its staff members’ health and wellbeing during the crisis.

A spokesman said: “A wobble room is a space dedicated for staff to go for a few minutes, away from everything to shout out loud, have a little cry or just sit quietly.

Photo: Kat Mayer

“We put up motivational pick-me-up posters and have our staff wellbeing booklet in them so staff have support information straight away.

“It’s ok to have a wobble sometimes.”

Kat Mayer who works on Navenby Ward, shared photos of one of the rooms on social media with the caption: “Our Wobble Room, aka the stationary cupboard. It’s basic, but has been created with love and positivity. Well done team.”

Photo: Kat Mayer

She later added: “Crying is not a weakness, it shows strength. We are not superheroes.”

Earlier today, the NHS launched a new mental health hotline for 1.4 million staff nationwide tackling Covid-19.

It will see more than 1,500 volunteers from charities including Hospice UK, the Samaritans and Shout, listen to staff and give psychological support.

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