Looking after yourself during COVID-19

As our new COVID-19 resource section has proved so popular (and hopefully useful!) we will continue to add clinical resources so watch this space, but today we’re focusing on self-care, and the need to invest time in our mental health. There are some excellent self-care resources on our website already including links to Headspace and Calm apps, and these are being made freely available.

You can also access free online zoom sessions: ‘Gathering of Healthcare professionals; Healthcare Starts with Self Care’

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/gathering-of-healthcare-professionals-healthcare-starts-with-self-care-tickets-101202561586?fbclid=IwAR24spJsb1K4lg3EDarZalbEP45jRN_2Gpure2WEkc3DYqClrnr2s1s1N14

Don’t worry if you haven’t already tried Zoom yet as it’s easy to use – we promise! In fact, we had a go with PCTC staff last week and it worked very well.

The Oxford Mindfulness Centre is offering weekly online mindfulness sessions. In their words, ‘these sessions are completely free and open to the general public, meaning you do not need prior mindfulness experience or practice to take part. Each session will also be available as a free podcast shortly after for anyone who missed the live session or wishes to practice again.’

https://oxfordmindfulness.org/online-sessions-podcasts/?fbclid=IwAR1R8Fcexnii4nFpUSwdevBPkghd6nkb44iB9vSm8_O8Qc9GldxHoQpf7hU

We’d love to hear about your experiences with any of the self-care resources, and please do let us know if you’ve come across others you’d recommend. You can email us on admin@pctc.co.uk, or just post on our Facebook page.

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