Seeking Support as Health and Care Staff: Changing the Narrative

‘My mental health matters too’: a staff wellbeing webinar Thursday 21st April, 1-2pm, via Zoom Many of us working in health and care services feel we need support now more than ever. But when it comes to seeking support, we can feel worried about what this says about us as a healer, helper, or carer […]

Using Safe Place Imagery

When you’re feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or being reminded of something difficult, it can be helpful to imagine a ‘safe place’ which gives you a feeling of calm and safety. You can also practice a Lotus Flower meditation to help you relax. This easy-to-read infographic developed by the Traumatic Stress Clinic guides you through using a […]

How Does Trauma Affect the Mind and Body?

It can be helpful to understand how the brain and body react to trauma so that we can make senseof our reactions. When we are faced with a stressful event, our minds and bodies react automaticallyto respond to the threat, so that we can protect ourselves from the danger and survive. These arebiological and physiological […]

Using Trauma and How it Affects Us

Trauma can be any distressing or threatening event or series of events that overwhelms a person’s ability to cope. You may have experienced it directly or witnessed or heard about it happening to someone else. This PDF guides you through what trauma is and the impact it has.

Using Special Place Imagery

When experiencing difficult emotions, it can be helpful to imagine a ‘special place’ which gives you a feeling of calm and safety. This PDF guides you through how to do this.

Coping with Re-emerging PTSD

Stressful situations, such as the pandemic, armed conflict or refugee crises, and other reminders of upsetting memories can all contribute to PTSD symptoms re-emerging. These can be difficult to experience, but there are things you can do to cope. This easy-to-read infographic developed by the Traumatic Stress Clinic covers key symptoms and summarises things you can […]

Using Progressive Muscle Relaxation

Working our way down the body, tensing and relaxing each muscle can help us manage anxious thoughts and calm a worry mind. It can also help with getting a restful night sleep. This PDF guides you through how to use this technique.

Grounding Techniques

Grounding techniques use the five senses to connect you with the present and move your attention away from what’s going on in your mind. You can use them when you feel overwhelmed by thoughts and feelings. This easy-to-read infographic from the Traumatic Stress Clinic guides you through practical advice on how to use grounding techniques […]

Coping with Flashbacks and Dissociation

Flashbacks are upsetting memories that come back to you unexpectedly in vivid images, sounds, smells…They can make you feel as if you are re-living the trauma. Dissociation can happen when you feel so overwhelmed by a traumatic experience that you may lose touch with where you are or may feel unreal. This PDF guides you […]

When doing our best doesn’t feel like enough: experiences of moral injury

Keeping Well NCL are proud to present their first webinar for all staff across the North Central London ICS. We enter our health and social care roles and professions with a strong sense of duty and a desire to help others. But the exceptional challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic have left us at risk […]