Take Part from Ireland

Video Interview

***Interview slots are almost completely full; we may not be able to schedule every request. Currently, we are in specific need of interviews with male frontline healthcare workers, particularly students or early career staff***

Interviews are semi-structured and approximately 40 mins - 1hr long, allowing you to share your experience of the COVID-19 pandemic while working on the healthcare frontline with us. All interview participants will also be entered into the draw to win a team lunch.*

Interviews will be recorded, with any identifying information removed during transcription and recordings will be deleted once a transcript is made. 

To read the full information and schedule an interview, click on the button below.

Online Survey

We have recently closed our questionnaire, thanks to a huge response from those working on the healthcare frontline in Ireland. 

Thank you to everyone who participated! 

We hope to share our findings with you shortly through our online channels. 

* If you completed the questionnaire before 15/01/2021 you can enter the draw to win a free lunch for your team by emailing info@flowsproject.eu. All interview participants will be entered into the draw manually by the research team. 

By taking part in any way you will be helping us create guidelines for supporting frontline workers during pandemics, which can then be implemented during COVID-19 and beyond. 

Frontline healthcare workers are under stress due to COVID-19, but there are no existing best practice guidelines for supporting their mental health in a long-term 21st century pandemic.

Our project, led by researchers in NUI Galway and Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, is gathering and analysing information about the experience of frontline healthcare workers in Ireland and Italy, to develop best practice guidelines for supporting their mental health.

If you have any questions about any aspect of the study, you can contact the core research team at info@flowsproject.eu. 

The HRB website features a section on this project here. More detailed information about the two components currently looking for participants can be accessed by clicking on the Online Survey or Video Interview links above.

Current Support Services for Frontline Healthcare Workers

Irish psychological support services contact details    

Samaritans helpline: 116 123

Samaritans email: jo@samaritans.ie

turn2me.ie offer online support groups moderated by mental health professionals, and other resources for frontline workers

HSE staff supports

HSE Staff Coronavirus helpline: 1850 420 420 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)

HSE Staffcare Careline: 1800 409 388 (24/7 coverage)

HSE Employee Assistance Programme: https://www.hse.ie/eng/staff/workplace-health-and-wellbeing-unit/employee-assistance-and-counselling-service/

Other Resources

Irish Hospice Foundation self-care and peer support tips

Royal College of Physicians in Ireland resource page

Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation information page

Key Information