Looking After Yourself

Supporting people can be hard, especially if they are talking about things that distress you or which you can’t change. In order to keep being in a position to help others you need to look after yourself and make sure you are supported in this task.

Select the hyperlinks below to reveal guidelines you should consider.

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The word ‘strategy’

Supporting people can be hard, especially if they are talking about things that distress you or which you can’t change. In order to keep being in a position to help others you need to look after yourself and make sure you are supported in this task.

Select the hyperlinks below to reveal guidelines you should consider.

Green button - 1 Be clear about the time you have available to the person and re-schedule time if more is needed
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The word ‘strategy’

Supporting people can be hard, especially if they are talking about things that distress you or which you can’t change. In order to keep being in a position to help others you need to look after yourself and make sure you are supported in this task.

Select the hyperlinks below to reveal guidelines you should consider.

Green button - 1 Be clear about the time you have available to the person and re-schedule time if more is needed
Green button - 2 Be familiar with the appropriate institutional policies and procedures
Orange button - 3

The word ‘strategy’

Supporting people can be hard, especially if they are talking about things that distress you or which you can’t change. In order to keep being in a position to help others you need to look after yourself and make sure you are supported in this task.

Select the hyperlinks below to reveal guidelines you should consider.

Green button - 1 Be clear about the time you have available to the person and re-schedule time if more is needed
Green button - 2 Be familiar with the appropriate institutional policies and procedures
Green button - 3 Create your own list of local/national services, support networks, useful websites, self help information
Orange button - 4

The word ‘strategy’

Supporting people can be hard, especially if they are talking about things that distress you or which you can’t change. In order to keep being in a position to help others you need to look after yourself and make sure you are supported in this task.

Select the hyperlinks below to reveal guidelines you should consider.

Green button - 1 Be clear about the time you have available to the person and re-schedule time if more is needed
Green button - 2 Be familiar with the appropriate institutional policies and procedures
Green button - 3 Create your own list of local/national services, support networks, useful websites, self help information
Green button - 4 Identify a colleague/manager/support person/friend who you can turn to if you are struggling
Orange button - 5

The word ‘strategy’

Supporting people can be hard, especially if they are talking about things that distress you or which you can’t change. In order to keep being in a position to help others you need to look after yourself and make sure you are supported in this task.

Select the hyperlinks below to reveal guidelines you should consider.

Green button - 1 Be clear about the time you have available to the person and re-schedule time if more is needed
Green button - 2 Be familiar with the appropriate institutional policies and procedures
Green button - 3 Create your own list of local/national services, support networks, useful websites, self help information
Green button - 4 Identify a colleague/manager/support person/friend who you can turn to if you are struggling
Green button - 5 Give yourself space after talking to someone if this has been difficult, for example undemanding admin, make a drink, go for a walk
Orange button - 6

The word ‘strategy’

Supporting people can be hard, especially if they are talking about things that distress you or which you can’t change. In order to keep being in a position to help others you need to look after yourself and make sure you are supported in this task.

Select the hyperlinks below to reveal guidelines you should consider.

Green button - 1 Be clear about the time you have available to the person and re-schedule time if more is needed
Green button - 2 Be familiar with the appropriate institutional policies and procedures
Green button - 3 Create your own list of local/national services, support networks, useful websites, self help information
Green button - 4 Identify a colleague/manager/support person/friend who you can turn to if you are struggling
Green button - 5 Give yourself space after talking to someone if this has been difficult, for example undemanding admin, make a drink, go for a walk
Green button - 6 Make sure you have balance in your work; space out contact with distressed people so that you are not overwhelmed
Orange button - 7

The word ‘strategy’

Supporting people can be hard, especially if they are talking about things that distress you or which you can’t change. In order to keep being in a position to help others you need to look after yourself and make sure you are supported in this task.

Select the hyperlinks below to reveal guidelines you should consider.

Green button - 1 Be clear about the time you have available to the person and re-schedule time if more is needed
Green button - 2 Be familiar with the appropriate institutional policies and procedures
Green button - 3 Create your own list of local/national services, support networks, useful websites, self help information
Green button - 4 Identify a colleague/manager/support person/friend who you can turn to if you are struggling
Green button - 5 Give yourself space after talking to someone if this has been difficult, for example undemanding admin, make a drink, go for a walk
Green button - 6 Make sure you have balance in your work; space out contact with distressed people so that you are not overwhelmed
Green button - 7 Devise ways you leave the person’s distress at work and don’t take it home with you, for example locking notes in the cabinet, pass on your concerns
Orange button - 8

The word ‘strategy’

Supporting people can be hard, especially if they are talking about things that distress you or which you can’t change. In order to keep being in a position to help others you need to look after yourself and make sure you are supported in this task.

Select the hyperlinks below to reveal guidelines you should consider.

Green button - 1 Be clear about the time you have available to the person and re-schedule time if more is needed
Green button - 2 Be familiar with the appropriate institutional policies and procedures
Green button - 3 Create your own list of local/national services, support networks, useful websites, self help information
Green button - 4 Identify a colleague/manager/support person/friend who you can turn to if you are struggling
Green button - 5 Give yourself space after talking to someone if this has been difficult, for example undemanding admin, make a drink, go for a walk
Green button - 6 Make sure you have balance in your work; space out contact with distressed people so that you are not overwhelmed
Green button - 7 Devise ways you leave the person’s distress at work and don’t take it home with you, for example locking notes in the cabinet, pass on your concerns
Green button - 8 Make a list of things which soothe you when you are struggling inside and outside of work, for example music, dance, listening to the radio, reading, comedy, exercise, cooking, baths etc.

The word ‘strategy’