- Last Updated: Thursday, 12 December 2019 12:30
This week it’s been mental health awareness week, as well as learning at work week. While at first they may look like two completely separate issues, I see a lot of synergy between the two when looking at them through the lens of resilience.
I hear the word resilience a lot these days. At meetings I attend there are a lot of conversations about ‘resilience of the system.’ What I want to talk about today is personal resilience – how to withstand the stresses and strains of everyday life and work and still flourish. And perhaps come out even stronger.
At the same time it is important to recognise that ASPH as an organisation, and the wider NHS system, has a duty to support you in doing difficult jobs in challenging situations. We need to ensure our culture, policies, procedures, and the way we work align to minimise the call on your personal resilience, allowing you to maintain the compassion and empathy which led you to choose careers at ASPH.