Being resilient doesn’t mean that we’re unaffected by the adversity we encounter in life. Instead, resilience refers to the ability to recover, and this ability to “bounce back” depends on the balance between the demands that are made on us and the resources we have available at any given time.

 

The current pandemic is disrupting this balance as it places extra demands on us while limiting our ability to do the things that help us cope. It can be hard to bounce back when things are so out of kilter.

 

Have a think and/or talk to someone you trust to see if there are any demands that can be reduced, either at work or at home. And what alternative or additional resources might sustain you during this difficult time?

 

Try to keep things in balance as best you can. Please take care of yourself and make use of the support on offer.

 

COVID 19 and Mindfulness - Resources on mindfulness practice
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Mindful App - Be Mindful is an online course for learning and practising mindfulness in daily life.  Simply register for the course below and you'll be one-step closer to developing mindfulness skills and enjoying the many amazing benefits, including reduced levels of stress, anxiety & depression, while collecting a library of mindfulness tools to keep.  More information including how to register can be found on @SAS.

Lifelines Scotland - Lifelines Scotland is about looking after you.  Lifelines is led by the Rivers Centre for Traumatic Stress in NHS Lothian who are working in partnership with Scotland’s blue light services, charities and staff bodies to help them take care of the psychological wellbeing and safety of their people. 
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How to manage stress and anxiety - Booklet produced by Mind to help ambulance staff manage their stress and anxiety.  It gives practical suggestions about how to deal with stress and anxiety and where to go for support.
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Headspace Plus - an app providing access to a library of resources for sleep, meditation, mindfulness, workouts and more.

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Feeling good: positive mindset - free app for Service employees with a series of 12 tracks to improve mental and physical health and build personal resilience.  Go to wellbeing section on @SAS for username and password.

Daylight - free app for helping process feelings of worry and anxiety, using evidence-based cognitive behavioural techniques.

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