Practical guidance for healthcare staff in using controlled breathing to help manage stress during Covid-19 from the Traumatic Stress Clinic, Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust.
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Practical guidance for using grounding techniques during Covid-19 from the Traumatic Stress Clinic, Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust.
Practical guidance for coping with anger and irritability during Covid-19 from the Traumatic Stress Clinic, Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust.
Dr Jo O’Reilly is a Consultant Psychiatrist in Medical Psychotherapy at the Camden and Islington Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Service. She is also a member of the British Psychoanalytic Society. Jo talks here about the kinds of familiar and potentially unhelpful processes that get going in organisations at highly challenging times like these, with some suggestions about how we can try and respond from wherever we sit in the organisation. Her starting point is a mental health trust, but the difficulties are […]
This long read is by Dr Sarah Appleton, Central London Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. In a time of huge loss and uncertainty this blog provides clinical insights into the pandemic grief process; helping to normalise what we may view as “abnormal” and promoting a compassionate voice with which we can seek to understand and effectively navigate grief. As the COVID-19 pandemic progresses, we find ourselves stranded further from our idea of normality, with change and uncertainty looming large for […]
This long read from Royal College of Psychiatrists includes guidance about how to support organisational wellbeing during the pandemic. It outlines what can help the organisation to maintain healthy functioning during the crisis, how to optimise organisational wellbeing, and expands on the guidelines that relate to the individual, team and organisational levels in more depth. The wellbeing of an organisation is a prerequisite for the wellbeing of staff. Mental Health Trusts are currently working under extraordinary conditions and under great […]
Jane O’Rourke is a Yoga and Meditation Teacher, and a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist with Children, Young People and Families. She teaches Yoga4Trauma within the Trauma Service at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. How we breathe has a big impact on our mental and physical health. Jane guides us through a breathing exercise called the ‘box technique’ to calm the body and mind.
Stress prevention and management tips for emergency responders from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [Please note the telephone numbers on the webpage are American.]
An info graphic of a self care tree for healthcare staff setting out different ways to manage prolonged stress at work and at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, created by Dr Jurga Paserpskyte a Senior Clinical Psychologist.
Sarah Helps – Family communication during the COVID-19 outbreak: A guide for keyworker parents and carers to talk to children
Sarah Helps is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Consultant Family Therapist at the Tavistock Clinic. This podcast accompanies a help sheet regarding family communication during COVID-19. Sarah speaks about the guide designed for keyworker parents and carers to support them in talking to children about being a keyworker over this time.