Your wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic

It is more important than ever to take care of yourself. We've reached out to College members across the UK, who have recommended some useful wellbeing resources, whether at work or at home, to support you through these difficult times.
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North Thames Paediatric Network and the South Thames Paediatric Network have joined forces with clinical psychologists from across the paediatric hospitals in London to form the Pan Thames Paediatric Wellbeing Hub.
Lead doctor for wellbeing Dr Anna Baverstock invites us to remember the small acts of kindness, and includes a video on wellbeing at work during coronavirus.
Created by trainees this enjoyable toolkit gives lots of ideas about physical and mental wellbeing, including training, education and much more!
Dr Samantha Cooray is an Academic Clinical Fellow in Paediatrics and British Wheel of Yoga and Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher. She talks us through a Yoga Nidra practise and provides links to learn more.
Join virtual common rooms and support spaces hosted by NHS practitioner Health Clinicians and trained psychologists.
A bridge between body and mind .. Dr Sandy Calvert recommends some breathing exercises to help improve your sense of wellbeing.

Dr Julie-Ann Collins reflects on the apprehension brought on by changes to working practices through COVID-19. Here she talks about wellbeing initiatives in her hospital, ranging from the calming influence of the Bloom Room to having fun on TikTok!

Clinical Lead and Consultant in PEM Dan Magnus acknowledges the anxiety and confusion we face, but sees inspiring examples of showing care and consideration. He offers key tips.
Free access to a range of wellbeing apps as well as confidential support by phone and text. visit the NHS resources
RCPCH member Sanjay Suri explores five way of wellbeing by focussing on the present and examining our worries in his blog.

In her blog Dr Stacey Harris recognises the emotion we may all be feeling at this time. She goes back to her basic principles and set out some helpful tips to maintain wellbeing, including some posters which you can download.

WARD was established to provide wellbeing and mental health support to junior doctors. They also provide blogs and created the Severn Paediatrics Wellbeing booklet.
College members have been getting involved in this Facebook group, an informal, peer-to-peer support network aiming to foster a compassionate and supportive atmosphere throughout the NHS.
Everyone in healthcare needs to support each other, now more than ever. Ask your colleagues #HowYouDoing today. Keep up to date with how this is going on Twitter.

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We are regularly updating this page. Please email us with your ideas and resources on wellbeing.