Looking after yourselves in these difficult times

Here’s just a selection of resources to support Staff Resilience and Well-Being. Explore our full range via our website: https://www.bsuh.nhs.uk/library

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Parry S. Effective self-care and resilience in clinical practice: dealing with stress, compassion fatigue and burnout.2017

White J. Stress control: a mind, body, life approach to boosting your well-being. 2017 

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

Holroyd J. Self-leadership and personal resilience in health and social care. 2015 

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

Edmonstone J. Personal resilience for healthcare staff when the going gets tough. 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 


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Evidence searches

We provide evidence to inform patient care, service improvement, research and clinical teaching. Recent searches we’ve provided include:

  • The teaching or training of resilience in health care workers
  • What is the perception of Newly Qualified Nurses in relation to being equipped with resilience?
  • Well-being and mental health in the workplace
  • Psychological and organisational interventions for physician burnout
  • Impact of communication styles on leadership or task completion in staff and wellbeing

Web and other resources

NHS Health Education England: Workforce Stress and the Supportive Organisation: A framework for improvement through reflection, curiosity, and change 

A new framework aimed at helping health and social care employers improve the mental wellbeing of their employees has been launched by Health Education England (HEE).

MIND: How to improve your mental wellbeing

Explains how to improve and maintain your mental wellbeing, whether you have a diagnosis of a mental health condition or not.

MIND: How to manage stress

Explains what stress is, what might cause it and how it can affect you. Includes information about ways you can help yourself and how to get support.

Mental Health Foundation: Emotional Resilience Toolkit

This Emotional Resilience Toolkit provides practical guidance in promoting the resilience of individuals and teams in companies as part of an integrated health and wellbeing programme.

Mental Health Foundation: How to look after your mental health using mindfulness

Mindfulness is a way of paying attention to the present moment, using techniques like meditation, breathing and yoga. It helps us become more aware of our thoughts and feelings so that, instead of being overwhelmed by them, we’re better able to manage them. Mindfulness can be used as a tool to manage your wellbeing and mental health.

Mental Health Foundation: How to manage and reduce stress

This gives you an introduction to what stress is, what the signs of stress are, what simple steps you can take when feeling stressed and provide practical advice for preventing it.

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