Section Name Description
Identifying Stress in the Care Sector File Coping with Stress as a Carer

Tips for care workers.  This power point introduces the subject of coping with stress as a carer.

File Coping with stress as a carer (Italian version)

Here you can find the Italian translation of the power-point presentation.

URL The International Stress Management Association

Have a look at this website for some really helpful information.

The International Stress Management AssociationUK ISMAUK is the leading professional body for workplace and personal stress management, wellbeing and performance.  A registered charity, ISMA exists to promote sound knowledge and best practice in stress management, both nationally and internationally.

Ways to well-being File What is mindfulness?

See the power point for an introduction to mindfulness.

File What is mindfulness? (Italian version)

Here you can find the Italian translation of the power-point presentation.

File The 5 ways to wellbeing

This fact sheet explains the set of evidence based actions which are believed to contribute to an increased sense of wellbeing.

Self-Help Suggestions File Relaxation Helpsheet

Self-help - Mindfulness Meditation exercise.

URL Pocket Mindfulness

6 Mindfulness Exercises You Can Try Today.

URL The benefits of friendship

Discover the connection between health and friendship.

URL Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave.

Have a look at this website from the NHS to see how CBT might be able to help you.

Useful resources URL Advice for Carers

Here you can read a practical guide from Age UK.

URL Helping families face dementia

Read this information sheet from Dementia UK for sources of support and advice for people living with dementia or for someone with dementia.

URL The benefits of exercise

Here you can read some tips and suggestions as to how exercise can help the way you feel and reduce stress levels.

What is a MOOC? Page Some useful MOOCS from FutureLearn

In 2013, the Open University launched FutureLearn, the UK's answer to US platforms such as CourseraEdX and Udacity, which have been offering Moocs from top US universities for the past few years. The response has been incredible, with more than three million people registering worldwide. Meanwhile, last year, Edinburgh University became the first non-US institution to join Coursera's partnership, comprising 13 universities. It is worth checking out all the MOOC platforms to see if there is anything else that interests you, or you find useful.