Having good mental and physical health helps us to build our resilience so that when we are faced with stress or become unwell, we are better able to bounce back. Here are some links to resources that can help you to ‘check in’ with yourself and practice self-care.
Every Mind Matters - enables you to take a short quiz and get a mind plan with top tips just for you.
Mindfulness – is a calming practice of being fully awake in the present moment, focusing your awareness and accepting your feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations. You can find free mindfulness meditations on YouTube and there is free content available using the Calm app. If you have an NHS email address you can access the Headspace app for free too.
Couch to 5k - provides advice and tips to help you improve your fitness as well as the beginner’s 9-week plan, working up to being able to run 5km, all in free downloadable app.
Weight loss – you can download a free 12-week diet and exercise plan from the NHS which provides you with healthy food choices, weekly challenges and motivational hints and tips to achieve a safe weight loss target.
CPPE – has a resilience section on its website, including a resilience quiz. Visit these pages to find out more about why resilience is important as a pharmacy professional and how you can increase yours.