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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, often to the extent that we may avoid things that remind us…

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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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Managers influence the tone and culture in the workplace and this is especially important when we talk about staff well-being. There’s little point trying to encourage your staff to take care of themselves if…

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Supporting positive mental health and wellbeing through compassionate leadership

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During the pandemic many within the Health and Social Care workforce have been asked to learn new skills, work in different settings, on their own or with new team members…

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Feelings of guilt or shame 

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In the course of your professional duties, you may be faced with difficult decisions that are not in keeping with your values or moral code. You may have to prevent families from visiting…

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Prepare, train and support

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There are many things that protect health and social care staff against the emotional toll of the work they do with people who are seriously ill, or vulnerable in other ways. These include the support we get from colleagues, a sense of purpose and pride in doing an important job to the best of our abilities.

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