Your wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic

It is so important to take care of yourself as a healthcare professional. College members across the UK recommend some useful wellbeing resources to support you.
As doctors are well recognised as being strong, determined, and able to deal with a variety of stressors. But what about when things go wrong? Dr Stacey Killick offers her advice.
We can all benefit from building connections and growing compassion, says Dr Anna Baverstock, and the ripple effect from very small acts of kindness can be large.
Dr Eimear McCorry explores her fears that her pandemic strategy was interrupted, and how she found ways to embrace the positives.
Dr Sarah Vepers shares her 2020 wellbeing journey, talking about celebrating the small things in life and gives her top seven tips for improving your wellbeing.
Dr Christina Tran outlines the value of exercise in maintaining positive wellbeing and what steps you can take to incorporate it into your daily routine.
Dr Julie-Ann Collins talks about wellbeing initiatives in her hospital, ranging from the calming influence of the Bloom Room to having fun on TikTok!

With the world pretty much turned upside down, we have all been feeling fearful. Whilst it is dangerously easy to become caught in this negative spiral, Dr Mumtaz Mooncey has been determined to spread positivity!

Dr Stacey Harris
In her blog Dr Stacey Harris goes back to her basic principles - and offers some helpful tips to maintain wellbeing and poster you can download.
MIndEd
To help frontline staff MindEd has created a Coronavirus Staff Resilience Hub wth advice and tips for managing your mental health and wellbeing.
Last spring, Dr Dan Magnus was admitted to hospital with COVID-19. It's been hard for us all, and we urgently need to pause, reflect and start to heal.

In February 2021, we published the conclusions of our Paediatrics 2040 project. In this blog Dr Seb Gray explains why we included a focused report on wellbeing and offers some practical thoughts on supporting the wellbeing of paediatricians into the future.

A bridge between body and mind. Dr Sandy Calvert recommends some breathing exercises to help improve your sense of wellbeing.
Anxiety can take root and flourish in a time like now. Dr Sanjay Suri looks at how we can focus on the present and examine our worries.
Dr Samantha Cooray is a British Wheel of Yoga and Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher. She talks us through a relaxing yoga practise and gives links so you can learn more.

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