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Weathering the Storm: How to Build Your Personal Resilience

Make Your Emotional Wellbeing a Priority with Thornfields Brand-New Course for 2022

Since the beginning of the pandemic, many of us working in health and social care have had to step up in ways that we would never have anticipated. The resilience and strength that each of us have shown has been remarkable. In a matter of weeks, we evolved and re-organised how we do things—both in our home and working lives. Now many of us are feeling fatigued by the constant changes at work and the impacts of national restrictions, so it is critical that we continue to pay attention to our wellbeing.

Thornfields training consultants are therefore excited to announce a brand-new course for 2022, designed to help you build your personal resilience and redefine stressful setbacks. Below we look at what it covers, and you can also download our new course flyer.

Building Your Personal Resilience

Poor mental health costs employers in the UK between £33 billion and £42 billion a year and is the biggest cause of sickness absence. It really does pay to invest both time and resources in staff wellbeing. The benefits include:

  • Increased staff commitment and productivity—staff who feel valued are more likely to engage in the organisation’s goals, work together positively and perform to their optimal level.
  • Better staff retention—this reduces recruitment costs.
  • Reduced sick leave and absenteeism—staff are less likely to take sick leave and more likely to return from sick leave in a timely way.
  • A more resilient workforce—staff are better able to cope with day-to-day stresses at work and problems at home. Appropriate health and wellbeing strategies help stop problems escalating.
  • An enhanced reputation—investing in wellbeing in the workplace sends a powerful message about your values and ethics and can help you attract a high-quality workforce.

What is Resilience?

Resilience is not a special ability that some people have while others do not. It is a skill that we can all learn, whatever our circumstances or history. When we are faced by extreme situations such as the Covid-19 pandemic, we must adapt in order to survive. Those adaptations don’t leave us once the worst of the pandemic is over. They stay with us as lifelong skills that can help us deal with the challenges of the future too. Resilience allows us to weather adversity and emerge on the other side as a strengthened and more resourceful person.

Our Building Your Personal Resilience course explores how you can influence your personal resilience. This three-hour course is delivered online by wellness expert Julie French. Julie has worked in the NHS for 30 years with extensive experience of designing and delivering a range of learning and development activities.  

Our course is aimed at all practice staff, so whether you are a practice manager, deputy practice manager, office staff, reception staff, practice nurse, occupational therapist or a physiotherapist—all are welcome to join the session. In small groups of no more than 8 people, you’ll learn about topics including:                                                            

  • Strategies for influencing our personal resilience
  • The importance of chemicals in our brains for boosting our mood and sense of wellbeing
  • How to recognise unhelpful thinking traps that can hinder our mood
  • The importance of "stability zones" to ensure on-going resilience

So why not start as you mean to go on, and make you the priority? To start looking after your wellbeing now and for the rest of 2022, contact us on 0333 240 4055 or use our online enquiry form.


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Julie Taylor 12/01/2022

Please could you let me know when the courses will be run (idea of day/times?) I am interested in taking part.


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