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Staff Mental Health & Wellbeing

Week 3 & 4 focus: Understanding and coping with bearevement


Hello and welcome to the KESH staff mental health and wellbeing site. The site has help and support links, tips, and more. We hope you find it useful. Suggestions are welcome.

NHS One App

Every mind matters - answer 5 quick questions to get a personalised plan of simle ideas to help improve your mental health and wellbeing.

Create your mind plan

Grief after bereavement or loss

Most people experience grief when they lose something or someone important to them. If these feelings are affecting your life, there are things you can try that may help.

Website

Help and Support

  • Men - dealing with loss
    Information and advice for men following a death including ◉ UNDERSTANDING FEELINGS ◉ LIVING WITH GRIEF ◉ LEARNING TO COPE ◉ RECOVERY ◉ SEEKING SUPPORT ◉ HELPING YOURSELF

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  • Parent death
    Parents are special. Although it is in the natural order of things to expect your parents to die before you, many people are surprised by the complexity and depth of their grief when it happens.

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  • Bereavement support - NHS
    Losing someone close to you can be very confusing, traumatic and isolating. Are you: • Unable to grieve in the way you would expect to due to the restrictions of Coronavirus/COVID-19? • Feeling cut off from your usual support network? • Struggling with bereavement and grief? Support is available.

    PDF
  • Understanding bereavement
    Cruse Bereavement Care offers support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies.

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Looking after yourself

It's important that you take care of yourself following a bereavement.

Treat yourself gently
Take one day at a time and give yourself permission to grieve. Don't feel guilty or weak if you're struggling to cope , or need help.
Talk to someone
Talking can be really helpful. Often family or friends can help. You might also be able to talk to someone in your community or to a faith or spiritual leader. Talk to your GP if your health is suffering.
Diet and sleep
It's easier said than done, but try to eat properly and get enough rest (even if you can't sleep). People who use drugs and alcohol usually find any relief is only temporary.
Routine
Sometimes it hlps to develop a new routine of eating, sleeping and connecting with others.
Exercise
Even a short walk to get some fresh air can help.
Space
The simple act of organising your space can help the mind feel a lot clearer, especially adding green plants to your environment.

King Edward Foundation & Birmingham support

Employee assistance

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NHS Mental Health Support

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Survirus kit

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Coronavirus

Top tips if you are worried about coronavirus

How to look after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak

KESH Staff Teams
For a bit of light hearted distraction, head over to the KESH Staff Team.
NHS Apps and Quizzes
NHS created apps for healthy eating, wellbeing and advice on coronovirus, plus quizzes.
One You!
NHS how are you quiz, create a mind plan and more.

About

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