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Helping people pace themselves and cope with exhaustion

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Health and social care staff across the country have responded to the pandemic with dedication and energy, lots of energy. Working long hours, including at home, has stretched the boundaries…

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Making it ok to ask for help 

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Encourage staff to look after their physical and mental health and model this by looking after your own. Remember we all have different ways of doing this, some people may…

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Showing appreciation

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A heartfelt thank you boosts everyone’s morale. Keep finding ways to show that you and the wider organisation recognise, appreciate and value the work of staff. Be cautious about the language of…

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More resources to help you support your staff

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Find advice and practical recommendations here:  Support for staff – SG June 2020  Support the Workers Taking care of your staff – protecting the psychosocial well-being of staff and teams…

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Sustaining strong teams

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Being part of a supportive team is a great thing. At their best, teams promote a sense of community, shared purpose and pride. And being happy at work is an…

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Support team identity 

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Do your best to maintain the routines and structures which support staff in normal times. Pay particular attention to staff who are disconnected from their colleagues, through sickness or absence,…

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Team meetings, reviews and debriefs

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The team has a critical role not just in delivering essential health and care services, but also in sustaining resilience and protecting workforce wellbeing. Mental wellbeing in threatening situations is…

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Supporting multi-disciplinary teams

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As healthcare services begin to explore ways to reset and restore following the COVID-19 outbreak, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges has published a report Developing professional identity in multi-professional teams setting…

Self-care

How can I help my patients/clients deal with their anxiety/panic?

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It’s not surprising that our patients and clients feel anxious at the moment, particularly if they’re unwell or are isolated from their family and friends. To make it even harder, many…

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