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After the acute crisis (72 hours after and onwards)

The Head of School / equivalent shall continuously ensure that the employees and students concerned have sufficient information. For everyone in the workplace, it is important to pay attention to each other's reactions.

It is common that affected persons show signs of behavioral changes, such as crying, are annoyed, and have difficulty to concentrate. Some persons do not react at all, or withdraw and preferably just want to work on as if nothing happened. It is important to help eachother and to pay attention to the previous described type of behavior, which can lead to more long-term mental health problems in the future. The Head of School should pay attention to, if any affected person shows behavioral changes or worsening performance, and contact him/her for a conversation about this. The Head of School is responsible for informing those affected about, and, if necessary, motivate contact with KTH's support functions through the occupational health care and student health care. The Head of School should also motivate the work group and / or the student group to pay attention to their own and each other's behavior and reactions, encourage joint activities (eg breaks / coffee breaks) for the work / student group and the affected person.

Adaptation of the work situation for those affected and concerned

Affected persons may experience symptoms such as difficulty sleeping, attention disorders and concentration difficulties. Most often, these are transient. Meanwhile, the person's performance may be worse than usual. The work situation may need to be adapted to the situation. The adaptation may be that you are exempt from certain tasks for a certain period, that you adjust the working hours somewhat, that you share or not share a workroom. If the Head of School / equivalent is unsure of how the adaptation should be carried out, he/she should contact the occupational health care or the school's HR manager, the student health care or the study counselor. Gather the work group and inform that work adaptation is being introduced. An adaptation should be carried out for a limited period of time and continuously followed up.

Doctor and possible sick leave

Affected persons may have reduced work capacity for a certain period of time, and should be assessed by a physician who may consider advocate sick leave. A student with impaired study ability is recommended to encourage a doctor for sick leave and for assessment / referral to treatment. The KTH educational institution has no rehabilitation responsibility for students. KTH should encourage and refer students with reduced study capacity to student health care or other care providers.

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Last changed: Mar 12, 2020