There are many online resources you can access to help develop your digital confidence and skills as well as supporting your own mental health and wellbeing.
We have suggested a few resources below that we think may be helpful. As we continue to develop our understanding about what further support and development you may require and the demands your residents have of your digital device, more resources will be added to this page.
Connecting Scotland offer various resources to help you develop your digital understanding and abilities.
Regular Digital Champion training sessions are also available, please check out our Training page.
Essential Digital Skills is an online ’Check-up’ run by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO). The ‘Check-up’ is made up of three basic checklists that help you think about your own current digital skills and identify where you may require some additional support.
SSSC have developed a free, online resource called, ’23 Digital capabilities to support practice and learning in social and health services,’ to help social service workers develop their digital capabilities to support learning and practice.
Click the thumbnail below to view a presentation delivered by Barrie Wilson Digital Learning and Development Advisor for SSSC.>
Digital Unite offer a Digital Champions Network which provides training, support and tools to develop your digital knowledge
Mental Health Support
All health and social care workers in Scotland have access to mental health support 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The health and social care workforce mental wellbeing support line is 0800 111 4191 and is operated by NHS 24.
Here are some invaluable resources from The National Wellbeing Hub to help you look after yourself and your staff, including interesting podcasts and wellbeing webinar dates.
NHSGGC have provided an online ‘Supporting staff and wellbeing’ resource you may find helpful.
Accessibility & supporting those living with dementia
Ability.Net focus on accessibility in a digital world and offer a wealth of online resource including free factsheet and webinars. There is a section on their website, ‘My Computer My Way’, which offers useful tips on how to make digital devices easier to use for those with accessibility needs.
Alzheimer Scotland offer a library of information resources covering dementia support.
Near Me is a secure form of video consulting approved for use by the Scottish Government and NHS Scotland.
Near Me enables people to attend appointments from wherever convenient. The service is widely used across NHS Scotland for health and care appointments with around 20,000 consultations being held every week. All you need is a smartphone or tablet and an internet connection.