Focus on wellbeing

EEAST Wellbeing Support

We all know that wellbeing is important, both for ourselves and those around us. But do you really know yourself and how best to look after you? And do you know how to be aware of others too and what might be happening for them?

This week we have two offers - free, short courses - for you to help raise your wellbeing awareness. Why not ask yourself these questions and see if you think it is worth signing up for either!

  • How often do you feel happy, cheerful, hopeful and full of energy?
  • Do you have, and can you retain (or return quickly to) a sense of calm or relaxation?
  • Are you able to focus, feeling completely involved and engaged in whatever you are doing?
  • Are you generally in touch with your own feelings? Able to recognise them for what they are, and how you might react to them?
  • Do you actually like yourself for who you are, know your values and behave in a way that is consistent with how you see yourself?
  • Do you feel that you have purpose, are both worthwhile and effective, and continually grow and develop?
  • Do you feel close and connected to the people around you?
  • Do you feel sufficiently equipped and emotionally aware enough to support others when they need it?

How did you do? Any surprises? Need more? Then have a look at these to see how you can develop your own wellbeing, and your knowledge of looking after others.


Inner Engineering
Sadhguru, New York Times Bestselling Author and named amongst the 50 most influential people in India, is offering a free personal development course in gratitude and appreciation of all key workers as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Previous users have described it as nurturing, life-changing, calming and peaceful, ‘I still have the same difficult patients, but I feel less stressed’.

This course, Inner Engineering Online (IEO), is designed to help support your own well-being: to improve physical health, enhance mental stability, and promote spiritual well-being. Derived from the science of yoga, the program can help you establish and maintain the inner strength necessary to support your professional efforts and provide balance in your personal life during these challenging times – and beyond.

Overall the course can help you:

  • Maintain high energy & alertness throughout the day
  • Improve communication & interpersonal relationships
  • Enhance mental clarity, emotional balance & productivity
  • Eliminate stress, fear and anxiety
  • Achieve a stress-free life and alleviate chronic ailments

There are seven 90 minute sessions in total, delivered online – all to help you shift the way you perceive and experience your life, work, and the world that you live in. If you are committed to working on your own wellbeing, sign up here by July 5th 2020.


Psychological First Aid
Public Health England (PHE) have launched a new Psychological First Aid online training module, aimed at all frontline, essential workers and volunteers.

If you are interested in the psychology behind wellbeing, and specifically in high risk environments this could be useful for you. We are all aware that the health problems experienced by ambulance staff are split about 50/50 between MSK and psychological issues (commonly stress, anxiety, depression and PTSD) at the best of times. But at difficult times, the balance changes. The course is only about 90 minutes long, in three sections, and aims simply to raise your awareness and confidence to provide psychosocial support to people affected by COVID-19. 

Psychological First Aid (PFA) is a globally recognised training for emergency situations; it will enable you to understand how to recognise people who may be at increased risk of distress, how to offer practical, emotional support, and how emergencies can affect us all.


Take care of yourself and each other.  Enjoy!


Published 18th June 2020

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