Staying mentally well

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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 

1 min read

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…

Home & family

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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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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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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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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