Emotional Resilience for Vets, Nurses and Staff.
The programme is a one-day programme (10:00–17:00 with two coffee breaks and an hour lunch)
This programme is designed to equip participants with an understanding of the role emotional resilience plays in protecting our mental health. People with high resilience are less likely to develop clinical depression when faced with adversity in their life – and clinical depression is a major link to the risk of suicide.
Emotional resilience is mainly a learned behaviour, the chances are very high you initially reflected the resilience of your parents or early care givers. However, our level of resilience is not static, and we can take steps to increase our resilience and reduce our risk of developing mental health issues including clinical depression.
The programme is suitable for anyone who wishes to increase their own resilience and develop the ability to help others at work or at home.
This course is designed for the whole practice team. Participants work in groups and no personal disclosures are necessary – although participants are welcome to discuss private issues after the programme.
Part One: Emotional Resilience
- What is emotional or psychological resilience?
- How emotional resilience develops.
- Why it is not static – you can only say someone is currently high resilient or someone is currently low resilient .
- Protective factors and risk factors.
- Risk factors in the Veterinary profession.
- Connection between resilience and clinical depression
- Response to adversity – Two roads, resilience or clinical depression?
- Which road will you go down: predicting who is at risk of developing clinical depression?
- Steps to take.
Part two: Life skills of highly resilient people
Life skill 1: Become a better listener
Life skill 2: Use strategy to solve problems
Life skill 3: Manage your emotions
Life skill 4: Build personal social capital
Life skill 5: How to access help for yourself, colleague, friend or family member.
This course is run in conjunction with RCVS Mind Matters Initiative