• 31 March 2021
  • 1 min read

Looking After Yourself On Placement

  • Zara Zaman
    Adult Nurse
    • Mat Martin
    • Aubrey Hollebon
    • Richard Gill
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Play video: "Hit a mental reset button so that you are ready to go for your next shift."

Adult Nurse, Zara offers her tips on looking after your mental health and reducing your stress levels whilst on your placement.

Hello everyone, my name is Nurse Zara and I am one of the new contributors to nurses.co.uk.

I'm gonna be breaking down my top tips for looking after your mental health wellbeing during your student placement.

Placements can be very stressful times.

So it's very important that we take our time to look after and prioritize our mental health.

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1. Self-Care

Number one, self-care.

Use your off duty days to connect with the things that bring you joy.

That can be a hobby or that could even be just sitting at home with your loved ones and watching a bit of Netflix.

2. Know Your Limits

Number two, know your limits.

If you are experiencing stress or maybe there is something on your mind that is affecting your work, speak about it.

Do not bottle up your emotions if something's on your mind.

You want to be at your best when you go to placements.

3. Rest, Rest, Rest

My third and last tip is rest, rest, rest.

Whatever it is that helps you unwind.

Ensure that you are resting well on your off days.

Hit a mental reset button so that you are ready to go for your next shift.

That's it from me. And I will see you soon.

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About the author

  • Zara Zaman
    Adult Nurse

My name is Zara and I am a NHS Registered Nurse. I am a Surgical Nurse by background and was recently redeployed to an Intensive Care Unit to care for Covid-19 patients. I am now a trained mentor and actually supervising Student Nurses going into practice.

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About the author

  • Zara Zaman
    Adult Nurse

My name is Zara and I am a NHS Registered Nurse. I am a Surgical Nurse by background and was recently redeployed to an Intensive Care Unit to care for Covid-19 patients. I am now a trained mentor and actually supervising Student Nurses going into practice.

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