Staying mentally well

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Self-care

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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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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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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Difficulty Concentrating or Making Decisions 

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When we experience challenging situations that are highly stressful, the survival parts of our brain come online. When these parts are in charge, the part of our brain that allows…

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Modelling: do as I do

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The pandemic has required us to work in different ways, often for longer hours and under great pressure. We’ve been urged to pace ourselves, for a “marathon not a sprint”,…

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Worsening of mental health conditions 

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If you struggled with mental health issues before the pandemic, you might find that some of those difficulties are worse right now. Many of us cope with life’s challenges by…

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Feeling Down or Hopeless 

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At times, the pandemic and its wide-ranging impact can feel unending, but it’s understandable and OK to feel low or even hopeless in the face of such a challenge. You…

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