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Coping During COVID-19 Workbook

Over the last year, Dr Keith Gaynor in his role as a clinical psychologist, has been working with many people who are struggling  because of the corona virus pandemic. Together with St John of God Hospital, he has put together this free, easy to use self-help workbook to look at some of the most common problems people have discussed and some of the techniques which people have found most effective. Across eight modules the workbook discusses Worry, Loss of Identity, the Pressures of Decision-Making, as well feeling Anxious or Low. Someone might find the whole workbook useful or just pick and choose some aspects that apply to them. The workbook is based on tried and trusted cognitive behavioural therapy techniques and hands-on experience of working in mental health services over the last year.

Download the Coping with COVID workbook to learn more about a Covnitive Behavioural Therapy approach to coping with COVID-19 related anxiety and depression.

Find Your Balance Webinar Series

Join Spectrum.Life for a series of UCD specific webinars designed to help you find you balance by focusing on the 4 core pillars of; Mental Wellbeing, Social Wellbeing, Nutritional Wellbeing and Physical Wellbeing. The webinars are designed to help foster balance in an always ‘on’ life. In addition to guiding on achievable wellbeing steps to take, which enable a person to overcome the daily challenges of working and teaching from home, the webinars will build on the positive psychology constructs of the PERMA Model.

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UCD Wellbeing Hub

The UCD Wellbeing Hub provides you with customisable wellbeing plans, self-help resources, links to UCD’s wellbeing supports and a gateway to the Employee Assistance Service for more pressing issues. This is your very own wellbeing hub (available as a desktop portal and mobile app) that provides you with access to customisable wellbeing content. Topics covered are based on the three core areas of mental wellbeing, nutrition and exercise.

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UCD’s Employee Assistance Service – Take control of your wellbeing

We can all experience difficulties that leave us feeling anxious, overwhelmed and with a reduced sense of wellbeing. At times, all we may need is a little help, information or guidance, or at others – someone to talk to.

The UCD Employee Assistance Service (EAS) is a 24/7 free and confidential support service designed to assist you in dealing more effectively with any personal or work-related problems you might be facing. The service is operated confidentially by Spectrum.Life, the largest provider of employee health and wellness services in Ireland.

The service can be used by a UCD employee, their spouse, civil partner and dependents where the family member can be described as over the age of 18 and residing in the family home.

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Financial Wellbeing

Don’t forget to check out Culture & Engagement’s Financial Wellbeing section where we have a whole range of financial advice and offers designed to help you take more control of your financial future.

Healthy UCD

Visit the Healthy UCD website to find out about our latest activities and access a wide range of supports and information.

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Mental Wellbeing at Work during Times of Change and Uncertainty

Stress Awareness

Stress Awareness Month is held every April to increase awareness about both the causes and cures for our modern stress epidemic. The most crucial thing we can do when we are stressed or anxious is to make sure we are continuing to look after ourselves. This tipsheet from Spectrum Wellbeing and this blog on managing stress in the workplace can act as a reminder to mind ourselves.

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