Feeling the pressure?

Here’s just a selection of the rich resources we have to help you look after your health and wellbeing, whether you’re working, on clinical placement or a student.

Explore our full range via our website: https://www.bsuh.nhs.uk/library/

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Skovholt, T M   The resilient practitioner: burnout and compassion fatigue prevention and self-care strategies for the helping professions    3rd edition, 2016






Clouston, T J   Challenging stress, burnout and rust-out: finding balance in busy lives






Baim, C  Mindful co-working: be confident, happy and productive in your working relationships. 2014







Malinowski, A J    Self-care for the mental health practitioner: the theory, research and practice of preventing and addressing the occupational hazards of the profession. 2014





Figley, C R.   First do no self-harm: understanding and promoting physician stress resilience     2013





Dewe, P Well-being and work: towards a balanced agenda  2012





Allende E One thought to be taken once a day: 366 well-being thoughts for health professionals. 2012





Journals  (NHS OpenAthens password required)

Applied psychology


Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being



Stress and health


Stress and Health




Evidence searches carried out on Staff Wellbeing

  • Monitors to monitor stress in staff during work
  • PCT websites providing information on workplace health and wellbeing
  • Compassion fatigue, cummulative stress, vicarious trauma or burnout in NHS/health staff
  • Recognizing staff burnout and work related stress – key measures that are sensitive for mental health
  • Benefits of mindfulness for NHS staff.
  • Stress related difficulties in the NHS
  • Information on burn out and stress in NHS staff and counselling/ psychotherapeutic support for multi professionals in the NHS

Web and other resources

HELP – Health, Employee Learning and Psychotherapy services

The Health Employee Learning and Psychotherapy (HELP) service provides BSUH staff with confidential support, counselling and psychotherapy for a range of issues. Sometimes work related- from stress management to relational issues, employment difficulties or following critical/ traumatic events, to personal issues that may be affecting the individual.

NHS Employers Health and wellbeing

NHS Employers help employers make sense of current and emerging healthcare issues. They provide up to date information on the latest workforce thinking and expert opinion, with practical advice and information, and generating opportunities to network and share knowledge and best practice. NHS Employers aims to provide advice to improve the working lives of staff and provide high-quality care for patients.

Work and Wellbeing in the NHS

This 2015 report by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), entitled Work and wellbeing in the NHS: why staff health matters to patient care, sets out why it is in the best interests of both patients and NHS organisations for the health, wellbeing and engagement of the NHS workforce to be prioritised.