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Sleeping on the Job – managing sleep and shift work

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Dr Dimitri Gavriloff, a sleep specialist, highlights the impacts of shift work and ways to manage your sleep whilst working shifts.

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Using Mindfulness to cope with anxiety about a post-COVID future

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Martin Stepek, one of Scotland’s foremost teachers of mindfulness looks at how you can use mindfulness to get into the right frame of mind to cope with uncertainty and change….

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Worry, Stress, Anxiety and Sleep – techniques to help you feel better

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Dr Michelle David and Dr Dimitri Gavriloff discuss why we feel stress, what can cause poor sleep, and explore some techniques to help you manage and deal with these.

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Top tips for managing low mood

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Try to develop and maintain a healthy routine; we all feel safer and more relaxed when we have a routine. Sleep is really important, both for physical and mental health.Try…

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Sleep Difficulties

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Click here for Tips for Better Sleep   Most of us have had nights when we can’t get a good night’s sleep. When you’re worried or stressed you might struggle to get…

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Some things to lift your spirits 

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We’ve made a little collection of things to lift your spirits… Scottish Ballet and NHS Scotland have created a programme of 10-minute movement exercises especially for you:  Scottish Ballet - Health at Hand: Movement and Breath…

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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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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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