Helping Each Other

How can we combat fears of not coping, not being good enough or letting others down?

Here are the top tips from our international panel of experts for helping each other and team support.

Look out for each other as a team, take care of yourself

Ask others how they are

Listen carefully first, speak second

One antidote to stress is kindness

This is a long haul, not a sprint, pace yourself

Make daily team time to check in with each other to be proud of yourselves

Everyone should have regular short periods of rest and recovery

Have things to look forward to

Look after yourself– you cannot look after others if you neglect yourself

Resources and References

Some of these tips may help you outside work for family and friends as well.



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