Wellbeing for Frontline Staff

Wellbeing for Frontline Staff

26 March 2020 0 By JuanParki

Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice

Dr Rebecca Crane, Director CMRP

In a time of crisis, frontline workers need ongoing support to help maintain wellbeing and health. Psychotherapy, counselling and mindfulness training may be of benefit after the crisis when many will need space to process the sadness, trauma and grief that they have been exposed to. Meanwhile, whilst they are in the thick of it, the most useful thing may be small digestible inputs that underline the importance of self-care at a time of high emotional, physical and psychological demand. Supporting staff to be able to respond rather than react to internal and external experience.

Some links to relevant support

(1) A Mindfulness Initiative Briefing on Covid-19 resources for frontline staff:


And also a PDF for #Stayhome mental health: https://www.themindfulnessinitiative.org/covid19-mindfulness-for-staying-at-home-after

(2) Free mindfulness practices available on CMRP website: https://www.bangor.ac.uk/mindfulness/audio/index.php.en

(3) Colleagues at Breathworks have put together a self-care course for all here:


(4) A website compiling mindfulness Covid-19 specific offerings to support wellbeing:


(5) Jud Brewer, a psychiatrist and neuroscientist, Brown University specializes in mindfulness and habit change. He is posting daily videos on how to work with these uncertain times and ways to develop mindful habits:


(6) In March 2020, 21,000 people joined Jon Kabat-Zinn for a covid-19 mindfulness livestream – recording here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2efOoRF_pw&feature=youtu.be&t=202

(7) An article about maintaining balance when trying to work from home


Updated 16th April 2020