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Wobble Rooms and Pauses

What feelings and thoughts did the video and the reading evoke? Do you think the workers would have been helped by these strategies? If so, how? If relevant to your …

Welcome to Week 2

During the pandemic, health workers and care staff in homes and the community across the globe have experienced unprecedented pressures, anxieties and challenges. During this week we will look at …

Barefoot Helping

Can you help with people’s stress and grief during the Coronavirus epidemic? In the modern world we have located a lot of responsiblity for helping with specialists – doctors, therapists, …

Keeping a Reflective Journal

Your reflective journal In order to get the most out of your learning experiences during the course we recommend keeping a reflective journal or notebook. A reflective journal can help …

Will we change how we think about death?

In the following extract, author Yuval Noah Harari asks Will coronavirus change our attitudes to death? He concludes that quite the opposite could occur. The modern world has been shaped …

Reflecting on moral injury

Think about your work and home life. Have you ever been in a situation where you’ve had to make an impossible choice? A choice where someone would be harmed or …

Support and further resources

As you are aware, we’ve covered some emotive and difficult content in this course. We have been encouraging you to ‘check in’ with yourselves by taking a moment to think …

Meeting Sharna

In this video, we meet Sharna, a Social Worker from the UK. She talks about some of the ways her job changed during the pandemic and about the emotional impact …

Love in the time of coronavirus

In an essay written for the British Medical Journal in May 2020, Iona Heath spoke on behalf of older people. Acknowledging that the virus has hastened the end of life …

The Stadium

In this video, Sharna describes the ‘refuge’ that was set up for her and her colleagues. This is another example of a safe space that has emerged to help workers …