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Coronavirus (COVID-19): updates and advice, including help if you are struggling financially

Managing your wellbeing and that of your team

As a manager, you're often focused on the emotional turmoil of your direct reports. But it's equally important for you to take care of yourself. Safeguarding against typical issues such as burnout and stress should be a priority. Be willing and able to share the load, ensuring that there's enough capacity to enable employees at all levels to have some downtime.

Investing in your wellbeing now will help you to sustain your effectiveness over the weeks and months ahead. Some tips to help you are:

  • take one day at a time
  • try to avoid negative thoughts or talk
  • take 5 minutes of private breaks as and when needed; don’t neglect yourself
  • prioritise and focus; concentrate on major issues only, skip secondary tasks
  • spend time with those in your household (if safe to do so), try a new hobby, meditate, read; try to relax

Read our wellbeing section for more tips for looking after yourself and your team.

Resources to help manage your wellbeing

Read our resources to help you manage your wellbeing:

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