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Telling the story of work: be kind to yourself to gain resilience

Recounting our own stories, and listening to those of others, is vital in reshaping the narrative and building resilience in healthcare workers, say Lucy Gillespie and Gemma Boyd

Recounting our own stories, and listening to those of others, is vital in reshaping the narrative and building resilience in healthcare workers, say Lucy Gillespie and Gemma Boyd

Anxiety and depression are at their highest ever levels among health and social care workers, with data from the Health and Safety Executive showing that 3,090 in every 100,000 nursing and midwifery professionals experienced work-related stress, depression or anxiety last year.

With the demands of modern healthcare, we recognise the need to support staff to become more resilient. But how do we build this resilience in those working on the front line? One way is to use storytelling – recounting how things happen so we can learn, adapt

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