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Taking Care of Yourself and Your Staff

Tips for when you're feeling stressed

There are times when stress can overwhelm us, and admitting that you aren’t able to control everything may help, as this will support you in handling unexpected situations that you may find yourself in. Stress management can be as simple as learning how to manage your own expectations, and adjusting your thoughts, so you begin to view them slightly differently.

  • Be realistic – you cannot do anything and everything at any given time. Make sure that you set yourself realistic goals and jobs.
  • Be flexible and compromise where it’s beneficial – it may be the case that compromise is actually a better way of working and may be less stressful for you or your team.
  • Try to see the good in difficult situations. We understand how hard it is to think positively all the time, but take time out to start thinking of new ways of working, fundraising and getting support.
  • Keep a good work-life balance. Cook yourself a nice meal, start a new book or find a new series to watch.
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Mental health help and guidance for medical staff

We understand that working as a medical professional is a difficult and emotional role, and the coronavirus pandemic has had a big impact on those who work in this sector. It is with this in mind that we wanted to share a few links to helpful websites, as well as some suggestions of Apps that staff can download for free.

Helpful links

Helpful apps

  • Catch it – A free NHS app where you can learn how to manage feelings like anxiety and depression. The app will teach you how to look at problems in a different way, turn negative thoughts into positive ones and improve your mental wellbeing.
  • SilverCloud – An app that provides a wide range of supportive and interactive programmes, tools and tactics for mental and behavioural health issues, including time management, goal setting, stress management, relaxation and sleep management, among many others.
  • WorryTree – Another free NHS app, this aims to help you take control of worry wherever you are and can also help you create an action plan for managing worry.

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Locum insurance from Towergate

With over 100 years of combined experience and knowledge in the medical insurance sector, Towergate Insurance provide a specialist team of locum advisors and an in-house claims team who can deal with your staff absence claims directly and efficiently.

To find out more about how we can help your surgery with your staff absence, call 01438 739891 or email

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Other care and medical insurance from Towergate

For advice and assistance on care and medical insurance policies we can provide, please visit our specialist web pages.

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About the author

Rob Blake - Head of Education & Medical Professionals at Towergate Insurance Rob Blake is a respected insurance industry leader with 15 years of experience covering lead generation, sales, operations management, and customer retention.



Disclaimer: This article is intended for your general knowledge and does not substitute for the advice of a medical professional. It should not be used to diagnose or treat a problem.