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Wellbeing toolkit

Here is a collection of videos and resources that you can use to manage your wellbeing

Select a video category from the menu below.

I am anxious or unsettled and want to soothe or ground myself right now

Grounding using 5 senses

Video explaining grounding, and giving two exercises you can try to ground yourself in the present moment  - 8 mins.

Breathing exercises for breathlessness or anxiety 

Simple exercises to help control your breathing - 9 mins.

Grounding tips

For people with trauma reactions, though they can also help for overall wellbeing management - 6 mins.


A space to come back – 5 mins

If you like mindfulness – download a list of mindfulness exercises to try from the Mindfulness Initiative website.


Listen to playlists to lead you from one state of mind and body to another in the way that you choose on the Recovery College online website.

I want to energise, stretch or soothe my body, or move my body to heal my mind


To release tension and adjust posture practise this while sitting at your desk - 1 min.

Progressive muscle relaxation

Guided exercise involving tensing and relaxing muscles for tension release and relaxation - approx 20 mins.


A unique fusion of the arts and fitness, the danceSing experience is centered around positive mental and physical wellbeing. Fun and fitness at your pace.

Find our more on the Recovery College Online website

NHS Fitness Studio 

Physical activity videos choose the one for you – from aerobics, dance, yoga and strengthening workouts, there's something for everyone on the NHS website.

I am adjusting to specific issues, such as new work practices, transitions, bereavement, dealing with death and exposure to trauma

Working joy at home

For those needing something to help switching off from work after your shift, a video to end the working day with - 7 mins

Being there to listen and care - around loss

This video made in partnership with Piers Lane and the Hub explores how to support your colleagues and others through bereavement, being there to listen and care around loss.  To access the video please click on the link https://youtu.be/ekCR54rAbGU

Am I OK? 

Some comforting and validating words - 2 mins

Note: the contact details at the end are for the Wales Staff Hub only

Saying goodbye

For those who have lost someone or something, support through a connection to music to help grieve during the pandemic - 40 mins

Witnessing distress

A video to help people who have witnessed distress - 2 mins.
Note: contact details shown are for the Wales Staff Hub only

Witnessing trauma 

A video to help people who have witnessed trauma - 3 mins.

Note: the contact details at the end are for the Wales Staff Hub only.

Why were care homes so badly hit during the Covid-19 pandemic?

Alongside the Durham and Darlington care home wellbeing service, the Hub have produced an animation to support care home staff, residents and their families. The animation details some of the many reasons why care homes were so badly affected during the pandemic and recommendations to better protect them in the future.


I want to learn more or find a way to help me make sense of my experience and develop my skills

Making every contact count

Public health coaching - 1 min 

Staff Webinars – series of experiential learning webinars for healthcare staff during Covid-19 both to support their service delivery and also support their wellbeing, with recordings available on the Recovery College Online website.

Free online course available on the Recovery College Online website: Dealing with the Personal Impact of a Major Incident.

Poetry – can help us express ourselves, helps us to make sense and give meaning to events and feelings. Look at examples or write your own on the Words to Sit With website.

I would like to learn more about looking after myself, looking out for others, and getting help early

It's important to "look after yourself, look out for others, and get help early". The North East and North Cumbria Suicide Prevention Network, in collaboration with suicide prevention charity Every Life Matters Cumbria, has launched three animations as part of an awareness campaign.

If you, or someone you know is struggling to cope-  it's important to know there is support available.


Look after yourself - 1 min 

Look out for others - 1 min

Get help early - 1 min

Get in touch

This page will be continually updated, if you have any suggested additions please email us on HubsTheWord@cntw.nhs.uk

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