Practitioner Self-Care

This course is aimed at healthcare professionals from a range of backgrounds, and has been designed to help you focus on your physical and mental well-being through the practice of Self-Care.

There is an increasing awareness of the importance of self-care within the healthcare sector, but the resources available often cover only one aspect of Self-Care, leaving many practitioners having to spend time locating their own resources to learn more about the subject. This course provides a thorough and robust overview of the practice of Self-Care; information about the importance of Self-Care, especially for healthcare practitioners and public-facing professionals, as well as practical advice for making a Self-Care plan. This course also includes helpful tips to figure out what Self-Care activities will work best for you, and how to build a habit that sticks.


By the end of the course you will be able to:

1. Explain what self-care is, and why it is important
2. Identify your own self-care needs
3. Identify when you need to practice self-care
4. Create an effective and helpful self-care plan
5. Work towards forming a habit of self-care


Upon completion of this course, you will have achieved the following learning outcomes:

  • Identifying examples of self-care
  • Learning how self-care can be linked to patient outcomes
  • Planning a program of self-care
  • Identifying unhealthy coping mechanisms
  • Apply learning appropriately to your own CPD requirements


The course requires self-directed learning. In addition, you do not need to purchase any books or journals to complete this course, but there is a section on recommended reading at the end of the course should you wish to continue learning more.

Upon completion of this course you will be awarded a certificate for 2 CPD hours.