A look into the real world of nursing.
Just to set the stage a bit, I will be the first to say that I haven't really had much of a difficult life. I have always had super supportive parents that were always there for me, and I have always had amazing friends. I never put much thought into looking after myself, because it came naturally. The last three months have been testing, and it's really changed my views. (A quick thank you to everyone who was there to help me pick up the pieces. It means the world). My personal circumstances made it difficult to complete my university work, and to remain focused at work, but I pushed through and overcame the difficult times, and I know you can too.
I learnt a lot about how to look after yourself when times are tough, here are some of my tips.
We all learn to cope and be resilient in our own way. These are just a few of things that I found helped me a lot.
If you need help -
Lifeline Australia provides 24 hour crisis support on 13 11 14
Beyond Blue provides 24 hour support on 1300 22 4636
Kids Helpline provides 24 hour supports to children and teenagers 1800 55 1800
QLife provides support to LGBTI people between 3pm-12am on 1800 184 527
In an emergency call 000
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