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Building resilience

The symptoms of stress and lower resilience

When you have low levels of resilience, find it difficult to navigate or recover from challenges or are in a state of prolonged and chronic stress you may experience symptoms, which if they continue, might indicate you need to take action. The likely symptoms of stress and lower resilience are shown below.

Possible symptoms of …

The major causes of workplace stress and poor staff wellbeing

You need to be able to identify those things most likely to cause stress in the workplace. 

This article is broken down in to 6 sections which identify potential risk factors and areas that could test and reduce your ability to work well. Each one is relevant to your day to day experiences in school. …

Develop a positive mindset (resilience chat cards)

Your mindset is a set of beliefs you have about yourself, others and the world. It plays an important part in how well you are able to respond to challenges and setbacks. Use the resilience chat cards (positive mindset) to support you. If you regularly tell yourself that you aren’t able to do something, …

Find your purpose (resilience chat cards)

Having a clear purpose in your job and being able to align this to that of your school will really help you power through those times of greatest pressure. Use the resilience chat cards (purpose) to support you. If you are not clear about why you do what you do, this step will help.

“I …

Resilience and Wellbeing Toolkit

Resilience is about our ability to adapt and bounce back when things don’t go as planned.  The articles and chat cards within our resilience and wellbeing toolkit are designed to help you build protective factors and manage risks so that when you face challenge you are more likely to be resilient.

Resilient people don’t dwell …

Take physical action (resilience chat cards)

How well do you look after yourself and how comfortable are you in taking action? Feeling tired, hungry or thirsty makes it far more difficult to manage busy periods and many people also find it hard to take decisions. If you recognise this in yourself, then take a look at this step. Use the …

Managing stress and building resilience

Pressure is something you will experience and not all stress can be avoided. It’s healthy to tackle situations that you know need to be addressed. There are effective ways of managing stress and building resilience. This article shares one approach.

The first step is to identify your stressors, though this isn’t necessarily as easy as …

Plan for what might happen (resilience chat cards)

Depending on your experience, you will know about many of the challenges you face, but how well do you plan for them? Use the resilience chat cards (planning) t support you. If you do not usually feel ready or well prepared, then this step will help.

“Productivity is never an accident. It is always the …

Put yourself in the right place (resilience chat cards)

To develop and grow you have to be comfortable in taking risks and learning from mistakes. Put yourself in the right place of opportunity with the resilience chat cards (place). If you find yourself playing it safe or fearful of trying new things, then this step will help.

You have to be uncomfortable in order …

Find your passion (resilience chat cards)

Having passion and energy is very important in any job and particularly during very busy periods. Use the resilience chat cards (passion) to support you. If you find yourself feeling negative or have trouble regulating your emotions, then take a look at this step.

There is no passion to be found playing small, in …