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WHAT IS BURNOUT?

Burnout was first described in the 1970’s by Maslach who defined it as a psychological syndrome with three categories: exhaustion, depersonalization, and diminished sense of personal accomplishments.


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10 THINGS I LEARNED IN 10 DAYS AT A PSYCH HOSPITAL

When being admitted to a mental health facility is the best option for you to get care, it can be a very overwhelming experience. You may have many questions about what to expect, what to take with you, what will happen, and what people might say.


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MATRIC EXAM STRESS

Feeling stressed or anxious about writing exams is a normal experience for most people. Matric exams (and any exams for that matter) are the culmination of years of learning and the ‘pressure’ to achieve well can add to that stress.


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JOURNALING

Journaling is one of the tools we can use to get back to things that matter, engage in tasks mindfully and connect with the people who influence and impact our lives.


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GRIEF AND LOSS

The loss of a loved one is something that is very difficult to go through. We often don’t know what we could expect to feel or experience in a time that feels unreal.


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PARENTING WISELY

Many parents may feel that taking time out is selfish, and hold a belief that their own needs come second to their children. However, with an increase in struggles with mental health issues, emotional needs as a parent need to be taken as seriously as any physical needs.


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MANAGING YOUR ANGER

Anger can be defined as a “strong feeling of annoyance, displeasure, or hostility”. We all get angry at some time. When you are feeling angry, it is often easy to feel like you are going to ‘lose control’, but there are ways to help you manage your anger.


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HOW ARE YOU PROCESSING THE DEMANDS OF THE DAY?

We can all relate, to some extent, that after a long day’s work, all we want to do is ‘plonk’ down onto the couch with our Netflix account as our best friend.


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SUPPORTING A LOVED ONE THROUGH GRIEF AND LOSS

If your loved one has lost someone close to them, it can be challenging to know how to support and care for them.


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SELF-SOOTHING KIT FOR ANXIETY

Anxiety, extreme worry, and fear are normal reactions to stressful situations. It can be overwhelming when your heart starts pounding, your palms get sweaty, and your thoughts start racing, and while you may know many coping skills to ease these symptoms, they can be difficult to remember in the moment.


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MINIMISING STRESS REACTIONS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Feeling stressed at work or at home (or both) during this time is a normal reaction to an uncertain situation. However, feeling some stress does not mean it always needs to feel overwhelming.


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HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Healthcare professionals who are diagnosing, treating, and caring for patients with or suspected of having COVID-19 are at risk of psychological distress as a result of their work.


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SELF-CARE TIPS AND IDEAS

Taking time to look after yourself can make a big difference in your current mood, thoughts, and outlook on life. While self-care activities are not a replacement for professional help when needed, they are certainly a valuable part of your mental wellbeing.


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TALKING TO YOUR COLLEAGUE ABOUT DEPRESSION

Research shows that if people are able to feel higher levels of authenticity at work, it leads to greater job satisfaction, engagement, and better performance.


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ARE YOU NOURISHING YOUR BODY?

One of the amazing benefits of practicing mindfulness is that it allows us to broaden our awareness without judgment and really take time out for ourselves and listen to our body.


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DEEP BREATHING AND BREATHING EXERCISES

When we are anxious, our bodies think we are in danger and triggers a stress response. The stress response is meant to help us fight the danger, run away from the danger, or hide from the danger (a fight/flight/freeze response).


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