Episode 36: COVID-19 Supporting Doctors. COVID fatigue – what’s going on, and what we can do about it

In this episode of the podcast, Rachel is joined again by Dr Caroline Walker – The Joyful Doctor. Caroline is a Psychiatrist, therapist, specialist in the wellbeing of doctors and host of The Joyful Doctor Podcast.

This is the fifth in a new series of podcast episodes and videos – COVID-19 Supporting Doctors.

In these very difficult times, Caroline and Rachel are working together to bring you as much support as they can. We’ll be tackling various different topics as they emerge in order to help doctors and other professionals working on the frontline keep their head in the game and stay focussed and resilient. 

In this episode we discuss COVID fatigue, how many of us seem to be more tired than we would expect – even though we’re going to bed at a reasonable hour and may have more opportunity than usual for rest. This fatigue is caused by many factors which include our background anxiety and stress, the fact that it’s harder to interact regularly with those people who re-energise us and also the fact that doing things virtually can be completely draining.

We chat about strategies to look after ourselves, our families and colleagues and discuss practical things you can do which will make a difference. 

Keep up the good work. Keep your heads. Keep caring. 

Contact Rachel – rachel@wildmonday.co.uk Twitter – @DrRachel Morris

Contact Caroline – caroline@joyfuldoctor.com Twitter @joyful_doctor

We are sending out a weekly email with new resources, tips and useful content especially for doctors and healthcare professionals throughout the COVID-19 crisis. If you’d like to receive this and other resources about thriving at work then please sign up here – https://shapes-toolkit.mykajabi.com/free-team-wellbeing-toolkit

You can watch this podcast episode on YouTube here.

Podcast links

Get the COVID Team Wellbeing Toolkit which includes instructions on how to run a team check in chat here – https://shapes-toolkit.mykajabi.com/free-team-wellbeing-toolkit

24 hour support for NHS staff: Call 0300 131 7000 between 7am and 11pm or text FRONTLINE to 85258 24/7.

Coronavirus wellbeing support for doctors Facebook group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/777257999463566/

Shapes for Doctors Website http://www.shapesfordoctors.com

You Are Not A Frog website http://shapesfordoctors.co.uk/podcasts/

BMA Wellbeing Service – https://www.bma.org.uk/advice/work-life-support/your-wellbeing

The NHS Practitioner Health Programme – https://www.practitionerhealth.nhs.uk/

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Other Podcasts

Episode 40 – Leading with tough love with Gary Hughes

In this episode, Rachel is joined by Gary Hughes, author of the book Leadership in Practice, blogger, educator and facilitator who is a Practice Manager by day. We chat about how leadership in the COVID-19 crisis has had to adapt, and the different roles that a leader has had to take.

Episode 37 – How to manage conflict during COVID with Jane Gunn

Rachel is thrilled to welcome back Jane Gunn – lawyer, mediator and expert in conflict resolution who has been known as the Corporate Peacemaker. This episode is for you if the thought of addressing a difficult issue with one of your colleagues send you running for the hills…

Episode 20 – A creative solution to stress with Ruth Cocksedge

In this episode, Rachel is joined by Ruth Cocksedge a Practitioner Psychologist who started her career as a mental health nurse. She practices in Cambridge and has a particular interest in EMDR for PTSD and creative writing as a way to improve mental health and wellbeing.

Episode 11 – The magical art of reading sweary books

In this episode, Rachel is joined once again by Dr Liz O’Riordan, the ‘Breast Surgeon with Breast Cancer’, TEDx speaker, author, blogger, triathlete and all round superstar who has been nominated for ‘Woman of the Year’.

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