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20th May 2021

The Coronavirus Pandemic and Safeguarding Mental Health

Sheena Cunnington

On Saturday, May 8th, the annual ‘Darkness into Light’ event took place at dawn, despite the wintry weather conditions across the country. The first ‘Darkness into Light’ event took place in 2009, with approximately 400 people taking part. Participants did not gather this year, due to social restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, they […]

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09th October 2020

World Mental Health Day – Wellbeing Top Tips

Dr Lucy Loveday

It is World Mental Health Day tomorrow (10 Oct). Now more than ever, it is crucial to look after our mental health when the world is experiencing the unprecedented impact of Covid19. Dr Lucy Loveday, a GP & experienced medical educationalist, has shared with us some suggestions to stay positive during a global pandemic.  A Wellbeing […]

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14th September 2020

Looking After Yourself Too!

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Download our Compassion Fatigue Factsheet here, it includes the most common signs and symptoms of Compassion Fatigue and what you can do to look after your mental health. Download Now We know that General Practice is always a busy place which has become increasingly demanding during the pandemic. Compassion fatigue is a term that has […]

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04th September 2020

Compassion Fatigue in Care Staff

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Compassion fatigue is a term that has been around a long time, but has been frequently referred to and cited during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s defined as emotional, physical, and spiritual distress in those who provide care to another and is associated with ‘caring roles’ where staff experience significant emotional or physical pain and suffering […]

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04th February 2021

Time To Talk! Mental Health tips for Care Workers

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A small conversation about mental health has the power to make a big difference. 4th February is Time to Talk Day, a day that we’re encouraged to talk about mental health. With everyone going through immense challenges during a global pandemic, open conversations about mental health are more important than ever. We’ve put together some […]

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04th August 2020

Download your FREE Employee Welfare Checklist for Primary Care HERE! (Last update: 04.08.20)

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The FREE Employee Welfare Checklist is now available for download here: Download Now Looking after your employee’s mental health and supporting their wellbeing is as important as providing a safe place for them to work. Frequent conversations and engagements with employees are crucial in maintaining a positive mental wellbeing.  QCS has created an Employee Welfare […]

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30th July 2020

Helping Families Re-connect with Loved Ones with Dementia Post Lockdown

Katie Farrar Occupational Therapist

Thank goodness we are gradually coming out of lockdown and we can start to welcome back our residents’ friends and families. They are, after all, an important part of the team and their absence is likely to have had a detrimental effect on their loved ones. Being isolated from families and having routines disrupted has […]

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27th July 2020

The Power of Pets during COVID-19 (Last update: 27.07.20)

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So, I became a first-time fosterer for a rescue dog from Romania this week and what a joy she is! In amongst the chaos of training that comes with orientating a puppy to every sight, sound, stimulant and introduction to my other dogs,  there are the moments of pure calm, where stroking and petting really […]

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09th July 2020

Download your free Employee Welfare Checklist (Social Care) here!

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Download your free Employee Welfare Checklist here Download Now   In these very challenging times, looking after your employee’s mental health and supporting their wellbeing is as important as providing a safe place for them to work. Frequent conversations and engagements with employees during the coronavirus pandemic are crucial in maintaining a positive mental wellbeing. […]

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11th September 2020

Care Homes: Coping with Death and Grief during COVID-19

Katie Farrar Occupational Therapist

The death of a loved one is one of the most difficult emotional experiences we can have in life. Death is something we regularly deal with working in care homes, but COVID-19 has turned the whole process of dealing with death and grief upside down. Advance care plans and end of life wishes are essential […]

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