Author Archives: Jan Lawrence

A simple framework for supporting staff during the pandemic

Jan Lawrence,

The CUSP framework can be applied to any situation where pressure is present, particularly useful during the pandemic. What it does is get you thinking about your options in a structured way. There are always options because the experience of stress is individual and depends largely on perceptions. If you can change or influence someone’s perceptions, the way they think about a situation, then the stress can be prevented or reduced.

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Virtual Open Course – Suicide First Aid Lite

Jan Lawrence,

Virtual Open Course – Suicide First Aid Lite Friday 4th December 10 am-1.30 pm Delegates will learn skills to have a conversation with someone who may be thinking about suicide and signpost them to appropriate help, using a first-aid approach

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Resilience and the Adversities of Life

Jan Lawrence,

Resilience is the human capacity to face, overcome, and be strengthened by, and even be transformed by experiences of adversity. This short blog describes what resilience is and also considers the difference between resilience and resistance.

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World Mental Health Day 2020

Jan Lawrence,

World Links and resources for Mental Health Day
The theme for this year’s World Mental Health Day is ‘mental health for all’, which is especially prescient given the toll Covid-19 has had on all our lives.

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