Self-care is any activity we do consciously and by choice to look after our own emotional, social and physical wellbeing. Although it’s simple in theory, self-care is something we often overlook, leaving us vulnerable to burn-out over time. These resources will help you develop and sustain a self-care routine which will help you to stay well during even the most stressful of times.

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    How purpose boosts wellbeing and eight ways to find yours

    2022-08-10T08:24:00+01:00Exclusive content from the Retail Trust by Tracy Ramsden

    If work, family pressures or the cost of living crisis have left you feeling flat and aimless, it could be time to tap back into your purpose.

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    How to find your cheerleaders


    The power of connection and how to find your community at work and in life.

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    Seven ways to find your cheerleaders


    Four wellbeing experts explain the power of connection and how to find your tribe.

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    Five sleep tips from the Sleep Geek

    2022-06-16T14:29:00+01:00Exclusive content from James Wilson aka the Sleep Geek

    Learn how to sleep better and fall back to sleep faster with brilliant advice from Together Fest speaker, James Wilson, aka the Sleep Geek, a sleep expert and co-founder of Beingwell.

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    Men, it’s OK to reach out, and here’s why it’s important

    2022-05-26T12:56:00+01:00Exclusive content from the Retail Trust by Tracy Ramsden

    When was the last time you spoke to a friend, colleague or family member about how you feel? How you really feel? Gender stereotypes can be damaging for both men and women, and when it comes to opening up about our mental health, for many men the pressure to be ‘strong’ or ‘the breadwinner’ has led to a culture of silence. 

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    The seven signs of burnout and five ways to restore balance


    The result of a combination of factors, burnout is a state of mental, physical and emotional exhaustion. Together Fest speaker, Jayne Morris, explains how to recognise the signs of burnout and bring balance back to your life.

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    Coping with trauma: how to find your ‘new normal’

    2022-02-07T10:43:00+00:00Exclusive content from the Retail Trust

    We asked the experts, and the people who have come out of the other side, how to find the light at the end of the tunnel.

  • Summer trends

    The three outdoor wellness trends you need to know

    2021-08-17T09:00:00+01:00Exclusive content from the Retail Trust by Rosie Mullender

    Spending time outside is good for both body and mind. Here are three new ways to get your nature fix.

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    Are you suffering from freedom fatigue?

    2021-08-17T09:00:00+01:00Exclusive content from the Retail Trust by Rosie Mullender

    As the UK opens up after lockdown, many of us are reporting feeling more exhausted than ever. Here’s what might be happening – and how to deal with it.

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    Your wellbeing assessment

    2019-11-13T10:07:00+00:00Exclusive content from the Retail Trust

    Complete our short wellbeing assessment which will provide you with a personalised wellbeing rating based on your responses and will assist you in identifying the help that might be available to support your mental wellbeing.

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    Meditation to improve your wellbeing

    2020-06-03T10:52:00+01:00Exclusive content from the Retail Trust

    Meditation has been practised for thousands of years and is centred on training those who apply it to build their awareness and get a healthy sense of perspective.

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    Yoga to manage your wellbeing

    2020-05-27T10:56:00+01:00Exclusive content from the Retail Trust

    Yoga comprises of a series of movements and postures designed to increase strength and flexibility, with an emphasis on breathing control. Learn how you can practice yoga to improve your wellbeing.

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    Pilates to improve your wellbeing

    2020-05-27T10:56:00+01:00Exclusive content from the Retail Trust

    Pilates was created in the 1920s to help treat injured soldiers returning from WW1. Pilates offers those practicing it a range of benefits such as improving body strength and alleviating aches and pains.

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    Progressive muscle relaxation

    2020-05-27T10:57:00+01:00Exclusive content from the Retail Trust

    Progressive muscle relaxation, or PMR, is an easy way to find calm in an otherwise busy day. It’s simple to do, takes only 20 minutes, and can make a huge difference to your wellbeing.

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    Breathing for relaxation

    2020-05-27T10:56:00+01:00Exclusive content from the Retail Trust

    Deep breathing is one of the best and easiest ways to reduce stress. It can be done anywhere, anytime, and is easy to learn. 

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    11 small but significant ways you can look after your wellbeing

    2022-06-23T09:23:00+01:00Exclusive content from the Retail Trust by Claire Askew

    Sometimes it’s the small things that can have a big impact. Little tweaks here and there, can often have as big an impact. So, here are 11 small things that really can help. 

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    Guided imagery for wellbeing

    2020-05-27T10:57:00+01:00Exclusive content from the Retail Trust

    Guided imagery is a practice whereby you use all of your five senses to calm your mind and body. Benefits include the fact that it’s easy to do and can help you to maintain wellness whatever else might be happening.

  • Woman with eyes closed in deep thought

    Mindfulness for wellbeing

    2019-07-16T10:43:00+01:00Exclusive content from the Retail Trust

    Mindfulness is the practise of staying in the moment, being aware of ourselves and our surroundings. Learn about the fundamental skills required to live mindfully.

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    17 ways to boost your resilience

    2019-07-04T07:11:00+01:00Exclusive content from the Retail Trust by Andrea Woodside and Miranda Eason

    During challenging times we need resilience more than ever. But what is it and how do we get it? 

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    What is good sleep hygiene and how can you practise it?

    2020-01-14T12:46:00+00:00Exclusive content from the Retail Trust partnered with Dreams

    You may have heard of ‘sleep hygiene’ or ‘clean sleeping’. Surprisingly, it has nothing to do with washing your bed linen; it’s actually good habits for a restful night’s sleep. Discover the best tips here.

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    Nutritional support for developing and maintaining your emotional and physical wellbeing

    2019-07-10T02:32:00+01:00Exclusive content from the Retail Trust

    Food can have a big impact on how we feel, both physically and emotionally. This tipsheet provides information on what foods contain key vitamins and minerals which can influence various aspects of our wellbeing. 

  • Man walking through a sunny field

    Self-care – things you can do to stay well when supporting others

    2020-09-08T09:27:00+01:00Exclusive content from the Retail Trust

    Supporting others can be emotionally demanding, especially if you’re not feeling in a good place yourself. It’s really important to put your own wellbeing first and look after yourself on a daily basis, especially if you’re helping someone who is feeling vulnerable. (10/11)

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    The benefits of physical activity

    2018-10-28T18:07:00+00:00By Niall Brennan

    Niall Brennan talks through the many physical benefits of physical activity in this animated short video. If you were unsure as to why physical activity is so important to our health this video will convince you otherwise!

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