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/
NHS OpenAthens password required; register here: http://openathens.nice.org.uk/
Skovholt, T M The resilient practitioner: burnout and compassion fatigue prevention and self-care strategies for the helping professions 3rd edition, 2016
Dewe, P Well-being and work: towards a balanced agenda 2012
Journals (NHS OpenAthens password required)
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
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 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.
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.