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Supporting your wellbeing: free apps and online programmes 

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All of these apps are free to Health and Social Care staff and unpaid carers in Scotland when accessed through this site.  Click the Quick Guide links for instructions. Daylight: …

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Self-care

Developing self-compassion

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Working in health and social care means that we are often caring for others, sometimes to the detriment of ourselves.  To care well for others, however, we also need to…

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Self-care

Connect with others 

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Spending time with people we like is good for our wellbeing. The pandemic has disrupted this and many of us are adapting and learning new ways of staying in touch…

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Team matters

Understanding Resilience 

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Resilience refers to your ability to navigate through and recover from stressors you are faced with on a daily basis. Whether you can bounce back depends on the stresses you…

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Team matters

Safety First – Psychological First Aid 

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Psychological First Aid (PFA) is an evidence-informed approach to help people in the immediate aftermath of a major incident. It is designed to foster adaptive functioning and coping and is…

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Self-care

A change in my behaviour – avoiding reminders and people 

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When we experience something that is highly stressful or distressing, we don’t want to be reminded of it, so much so that we may avoid things that remind us of…

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Self-care

Unpleasant, intrusive memories or bad dreams 

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Memories of distressing experiences may come into your head in the days and weeks after the event. When you experience something under acute levels of stress your brain works a…

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Self-care

Feeling numb and detached 

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During times of high stress you might find yourself shut off from your emotions. This can be a good way to cope in the short term when you don’t have the psychological…

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Home & family

Changes in Appetite 

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Stress can impact many different systems in our body and can throw us off our normal eating routines. Sometimes it’s difficult to tell if you’re being affected by stress or…

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