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Here For You has a vast range of expert and easy to use educative resources for health and social care professionals who want to access self help material independently or to complement to other services available. These resources are free and we welcome you to use our drop down list of topics or resource types to find support for your current needs.

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An Experiential Introduction to Mindfulness

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Part 2: 7 Tips for Wellbeing (Healthcare Workers)

This video introduces wellbeing tips designed specifically for healthcare workers, including, dealing with unwanted memories, disengaging from over-thinking and asking for help.

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MindTOCK 3b - Balancing your emotions – what do I do?

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MindTOCK 4a – Ground and stretch: info

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MindTOCK 4b – Ground and stretch – audio instruction

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MindTOCK 6 - How to talk to patients in distress

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MindTOCK 7a  - ‘Shift to home’ guided mindfulness practice – introduction

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MindTOCK 7b - Shift to home’ guided mindfulness practice

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MindTOCK Buddy system

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Part 1: 7 Tips for Wellbeing (Healthcare workers)

This video introduces wellbeing tips designed specifically for healthcare workers, including, keeping up with change, planning ahead, caring for yourself and exercise.

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Part 1: Dads Get Sad, Too

In this video Professor Viren Swami shares his experience of becoming a dad and explores postnatal depression in dads.

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Part 1: Introduction to Mindfulness

The Introduction to Mindfulness video provides a taster into the broad topic of mindfulness including what it is, the many benefits of mindfulness, and how it can help you live a more fulfilling life.

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Part 2: Dads Get Sad, Too

In this video Professor Viren Swami shares his experience of becoming a dad and explores the myths around mental health in men and dads.

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Mindfulness: reconnect with your true self

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Part 2: Practicing Mindfulness with the Breathing Space

In this video we offer an opportunity to learn about the ‘breathing space’, a bite-size mindfulness practice that you can weave into your day whenever needed.

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Part 3: Dads Get Sad, Too

In this video Professor Viren Swami shares his experience of becoming a dad and are explores his experience with mental health services, asking for help and recovery.

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Part 3: Practicing Mindfulness with the Body Scan

In this video we offer an opportunity to learn about the ‘body scan’, a short mindfulness practice that you can do anywhere. You will be guided through the body scan exercise.

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Problem Solving

by Paul Farrand and Hayley Foord

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Recovery Programme for Depression

by Karina Lovell and David Richards

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Relaxation skills

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Sleeping Problems

by Dr Lesley Maunder and Lorna Cameron

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Sleeping Well

Many people recovering from COVID notice that their sleep has changed when compared to their sleep before they became unwell.

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Support for children young people and families

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Understanding stress reactions in healthcare staff during the pandemic

This video guide has been created for frontline healthcare staff and team leaders during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Working on your Self-Esteem

by A self-help guide to building self-esteem using cognitive behavioural based techniques

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MindTOCK 3a  - Balancing your emotions – how does it work?

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Mindfulness: manage emotions and develop self kindness

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Mindfulness: dealing with negative thoughts

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Finding a balance: Support for Parents of School Age Children

This video provides parents of school age children with some top tips to look after their own wellbeing while the schools continue to be closed, start to partially open and as the summer holidays begin.

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Bereavement: Living with Grief and Loss

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Coping with anger

by Claire Poole, Martin Hall and James Clarke

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Coping with Depression

by Jo Cope, Rachael Martin, Alina Hurding, Claire Warrington, Kieron Hegarty and Jo Gresham-Ord

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Coping with health anxiety

by Dr Brendan Hogan

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Coping with panic

by Dr Charles Young

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Coping with Stress

by Dr Ruth Turner

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Dealing with Worry

by Marie Chellingsworth, Paul Farrand and Kathryn Rayson

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Eating Well

Many people experience loss of appetite and reduced food intake when unwell with COVID and during their recovery. It is normal to feel tired after being unwell, and recovery can take time.

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Exposure and Habituation for Specific Phobias

by Marie Chellingsworth and Paul Farrand

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Family, Friends and Carers

If a family member or close friend has been in hospital with COVID infection, this will have been a very stressful time for you, as well as for them.

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Family Innovation Fund (FIF)

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Get Active Feel Good!

by Paul Farrand, Adrian Taylor, Colin Greaves and Claire Pentecost

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Getting Moving Again

After being in hospital for a period of time, your muscles will be much weaker than normal and you will certainly be less fit than you were.

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Managing worry and uncertainty

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Managing anxiety; living with Covid restrictions

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Living with worry and anxiety amidst global uncertainty

by Dr Matthew Whalley and Dr Hardeep Kaur

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Living with Cancer during the Covid pandemic

This video focuses on coping with Cancer during the pandemic and will consider how to use CBT techniques to better understand thoughts and feelings and coping with uncertainty including recognising when you need support. This webinar also includes insight from a cancer survivor and their journey using CBT techniques.

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Living well with COPD – Managing Panic and Breathlessness

This video focused on the emotional wellbeing of people living with COPD and offers a few strategies for managing those times when you might feel a bit low or stressed.

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How to sleep better

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How to sleep better video

In this video we look at the importance of sleep for general wellbeing, the relationship between worry and sleep and the practical things we can do to improve our sleep.

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How to cope with stress

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How to cope with stress Video

In this video, we will explore how to spot the symptoms of stress, as well as what we can do to manage them better, on a day to day basis.

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Grief and Bereavement

It can be incredibly challenging to cope with the grief and the bereavement of a loved one, a friend or someone you knew.

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Public Health, NHS & Social Campaigns

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HPFT News April 2021

Newsletter and Upcoming Webinars

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World Suicide Prevention Day Friday, September 10, 2021

Would you know what to say to someone who is in emotional distress? It’s World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10, and to mark the day, we are encouraging people to undertake a free 20-minute training course developed by the Zero Suicide Alliance. Our vision is to reach a point where no-one ever gets to a point where they feel suicide is their only option. With mental health issues increasing since the start of the pandemic, it’s more important than ever we all play our part in looking out for each other. Many people are afraid of having a difficult conversation with someone they are worried about, because they don’t know what they should say. This training helps people understand it’s OK to talk about suicide and how to help someone who is in distress. By spotting the signs, knowing what to say and signposting to help you could save someone’s life. To take the training simply visit https://www.relias.co.uk/hubfs/ZSA-FullTraining-10012020/story_html5.html or search Zero Suicide Alliance training online. You are also invited to join a virtual conference on Friday 10 September 2021 9.15am-1pm, to find out more about Hertfordshire’s suicide prevention work. Please register your interest at: hpft.wspd@nhs.net NHS111 option 2 is always available, providing specialist mental health support to anyone in need.

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Bereavement: Living with Grief and Loss Video

During this video we will explore the individuality of grief and look at the many manifestations and experiences of grief.

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COVID-19 Wellbeing Support Service

It’s been a very strange time for all of us, and the pandemic has affected people in a range of ways and severities. Whether you have been personally affected by the virus, or are struggling to cope with the uncertainty of the situation generally, the way you’re feeling is entirely valid and help is available.

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Here For You – Menopause an introduction

Recording of webinar held on 19th October 2021 – in this webinar we focus on what organizations can do, one individual talks about their experience and we have an expert talking about HRT