A resilience training programme to improve nurses' mental health

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Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is a mindfulness-based approach that has recently emerged as a useful tool for improving mental health, and has been shown to be effective in the treatment of a wide range of psychological and behavioural problems. At City, University of London, an occupational health research team created an ACT-based workplace training programme, which was adopted by Northumbria Healthcare Foundation Trust to foster psychological resilience among its staff. This article explains what ACT-based training entails, how it can help nurses and how it is being used - with encouraging results - at the trust.

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