This COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented situation; we are all going to be experiencing stress through the working environment that we are working in, as well as the emotional distress of seeing lots of people dying. We have a responsibility to ourselves and our patients and colleagues to take care of ourselves, both physically and mentally.
Ensure you seek advice and support if you are struggling. Use strategies that have worked for you in the past to manage stressful situations. Talk to people you trust or contact a counsellor or chaplaincy. Maintain a healthy lifestyle: keep hydrated, eat and sleep well, exercise and enjoy social contact with family and friends (even if it’s virtual).