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Coping with work during COVID-19

This week Susan is clearly still adapting to life and work during COVID-19 with ups and downs. However, there is a lot that she talks about which has improved. We’ll …

Things we can all do for our mental health

Chris has reiterated the core factors that keep us feeling psychologically well. He also spoke about the importance of cultivating a particular type of awareness. Let’s explore this idea in …

What next – ethics and our societies?

Dr. Venkatapuram outlined two key ethical considerations for societies and the individuals within them, namely us! Both of these have implications for our behaviour and actions, as individuals and societies. …

What next for health services?

We hope that you were uplifted by Dr Strathdee’s message of positivity and hope for the future of health and social care services, as well as broader society. Undeniably, the …

What next for workplace teams?

Chris starts by highlighting two important considerations: the need to look ahead and consider how teams may be affected beyond COVID-19, and the need to acknowledge that there will be …

What next for key workers?

Let’s listen more closely to Carol’s video through the lens of implementing action. We can see she has gone beyond contemplation and has a strong intention or determination to make …

What next for our working lives?

In the last few steps, we’ve heard about different models of behaviour change and psychotherapeutic change. In relation to Susan’s story, we can examine some social and environmental factors that …

What next for patients and service users?

Let’s pull out some salient parts of Kevin’s video. Notice how he said last night he felt one thing and today something different? These differing intentions are common. For instance, …

Sharing our final reflections

Thanks to Sean and Brian for sharing their reflections, and bringing together a few of the key themes from the course that we hope you will take with you on …

Interpersonal dynamics during COVID-19

This step takes a more detailed look at the experience of discrimination that Susan shared. Interpersonal dynamics: the problem is “over there” Our minds are economical. They like to automate …

Learning with us – Week 2

This week will focus on part 2 of the course syllabus – steps to take to cope with COVID-19. The learning will focus on managing mental health during COVID-19, including …