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Is there guidance for staff from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds?

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You may be aware of evidence that suggests people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds are disproportionately affected by COVID-19.   If you’re from a BAME background and are feeling anxious,…

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What can I do when I feel exhausted?

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When you’re working flat out, it’s easy to lose sight of the things that will get you through this. So try to remember the basics: eat, drink, rest, and keep in touch…

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What if I’m worried about my own health or my family’s health?

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For many of us, the biggest worry is that we’ll get the virus ourselves or pass it on to our loved ones.  We all know that despite taking every possible…

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What can I do if I don’t feel safe at home?

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If you or someone you know are experiencing domestic abuse or other forms of violence and control at home, support and services are available.   Now more than ever, it’s important for you…

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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 and given the ongoing difficulties due to COVID-19 it’s possible that your sleep may…

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Drinking too much alcohol?

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Social distancing and not having access to usual coping mechanisms or support systems can make people feel lonely and isolated. Work can also be a major source of stress at…

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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. 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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