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Self-care advice

Self-care is more important than ever for us to adjust to these new ways of living and working.

Building our ability to bounce back from adversity can be challenging, but with small intentional steps daily may make positive changes over time.

Below is advice for you to consider, try and adopt if they work for you.

Read Dr Justin Varney's blog: 'Self care during difficult times'

Wellbeing Action Plans (A preventative approach to our mental health)

A Wellness Action Plan are a preventative approach to our mental health at work. It can serve as a reminder of what you need to do to stay well at work and details what your line managers can do to support you.

It helps to develop an awareness of your preferred style of working, what your stress triggers are and how you respond.

It is a commitment to being more preventative rather than reactive to our health and wellbeing.

Guides for both employees and managers are available.

It helps to develop an awareness of your preferred style of working, what your stress triggers are and how you respond. To form your own plan, consider the following:

  • What helps you to stay mentally healthy at work?
  • Is there anything your manager can do to help you to stay mentally healthy at work?
  • Are there any situations at work that negatively impact your mental health?
  • How does poor mental health impact your work?
  • Are there any warning signs when you are starting to experience poor mental health? If people around you notice what can they do to help?
  • What support could be put in place to minimise triggers or help to manage the impact of poor mental health?
  • What steps can you take if you start to experience poor mental health at work?

Find out more about self-care.

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