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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. Feeling…

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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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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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Relaxation 

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It can be helpful to try to remember the things that you usually do to help you relax and unwind. Where possible, take the time to do them, e.g. going out for…

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Exercise 

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Exercise is a great way to reduce or wash away some of the stress of the day. Try to exercise several times a week or daily where possible. Getting out…

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Keep a routine 

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Brains love a routine. As much as possible, stick to a balanced routine throughout the week; mixing in work, rest, exercise and fun activities. Try to stick to regular sleeping patterns and meal…

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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 face…

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How to approach self-care 

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There are lots of things you can do to maintain or boost your overall wellbeing. Because of the restrictions necessary during the pandemic, you may need to adapt what you’ve…

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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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