NHS staff on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic could develop anxiety, burnout, or post-traumatic stress disorder, the BBC has been told.
Psychological first aid should be provided as the UK runs the risk of a “future mental health crisis”, the British Psychological Society said.
Ministers say NHS staff can call a helpline if they are feeling stressed.
But MPs say this is not enough and that the government should provide extra support to those feeling overwhelmed.
The cross-party group says any support should be extended to all front-line staff such as care home staff, mortuary workers and cleaners.
In a letter, MPs call for management in front-line organisations to put in place preventative measures like regular breaks, encouraging people to look after themselves and to tell people