Practitioner Self-Care (2 CPD Hours)

Practitioner Self-Care (2 CPD Hours)


This course provides information, resources, and tools to help practitioners improve their mental and physical wellbeing through Self-Care.


Practitioner Self-Care

Do you work in a health care profession, or in a public-facing role? You may find that the stresses of your role can sometimes cause you to feel overwhelmed or unwell, either physically or mentally. You may already be aware of the concept of self-care, but are unsure about how best to practice it or how you can help yourself improve your level of self-care. You may want to be able to improve patient outcomes by improving your own physical and mental health.


How will this course help me?

This course aim to teach you about what self-care is (and what it isn’t), and provide you with the skills and knowledge to make an effective self-care plan. You will learn a variety of theories and be given a range of resources to help you learn more about self-care, and put into practice what you have learnt.


The course has been created by the National Counselling Society in response to calls from various healthcare practitioners across the sector – midwives, nurses, domiciliary care workers, physiotherapists to name but a few – for access to low-cost, convenient, high-quality courses in Counselling Skills and related subjects. In addition to meeting CPD requirements, we were asked to provide training that healthcare practitioners could use to feel more confident and prepared in their day-to-day role.


Learning Outcomes & Course Requirements

By the end of this 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


Course content:

  • What is self-care?
  • Self-care for healthcare practitioners
  • Identifying your own self-care needs
  • How to know when you need some self-care
  • Tips for self-care
  • How to build the habit of self-care


Further Information

This course is aimed at healthcare professionals from a range of backgrounds.


The examples and activities given in the course are directly related to the healthcare profession, and will guide participants to think about how best to use relevant skills within their roles.


The course requires self-directed learning. 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.