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.
Dr Samantha Cooray is an Academic Clinical Fellow in Paediatrics and British Wheel of Yoga and Yoga Alliance certified Yoga Teacher. In her recording she talks us through a Yoga Nidra practise, and provides some links for you to learn more.
Created by trainees this enjoyable toolkit gives lots of ideas about physical and mental wellbeing, including training, education and much more!
WARD was established to provide wellbeing and mental health support to junior doctors. They’ve also created the Severn Paediatrics Wellbeing booklet.

NHS staff have been given free access to a number of wellbeing apps from now until the end of December 2020 to support their mental health and wellbeing.
Lead doctor for wellbeing Dr Anna Baverstock looks at the ‘fruits’ of home, family, friends, work and wellbeing – and invites us to remember the small actives of kindness.

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.

Every Wednesday at 16:00 (BST) join health and wellbeing virtual expert sessions for NHS people during COVID-19.
RCPCH member Sanjay Suri explores five way of wellbeing by focussing on the present and examining our worries in his blog.
The British Psychological Society has published recommendations to help services to protect the mental health of both clinical and non-clinical teams while responding to the pandemic.

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 for the coming months.

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This provides a list of free online resources for anyone staying at home during this time. From home learning, speech and language to a fun array of boredom busting resources.
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 will be updating this page regularly. Please email us with your ideas and resources on wellbeing.