#TeamBartsHealth blogs — articles for May 2020

Hope in soap: handmade soap donated to Whipps Cross

As a way of saying ‘thank you’ and to support those who need it most, Soapsmith have gifted bars of luxury hand-made soap to staff at Whipps Cross Hospital. For every bar of soap they sold during their campaign, they donated a bar to an NHS hero.

Maintaining good mental health in exceptional times

Dr Maria Vidal, Clinical Psychologist at Newham Hospital writes about the works she has been doing to support staff wellbeing during the covid-19 pandemic and includes her top 5 tips to looking after your mental health. 

Theatre Wellbeing Mornings

Now more than ever, during these strange and difficult times, it is important that we are kind to one another and take time to look after our own wellbeing. The Theatre Wellbeing Project, a grassroots, multidisciplinary initiative which has been running for a number of years, aims to do just this, by promoting self-care and compassion within the theatre team. 

Why we should make self care a priority

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, we spoke to Michelle Ainsworth, resuscitation officer and Mental Health First Aider at Newham Hospital, about the importance of self care.

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