NBNU: MindSpa


As we combat the second wave of COVID-19, and new evidence and information emerges almost daily, now more than ever, it is important to take time for yourself to decompress and practice self care.  This page was created by NBNU to provide registered nurses and nurse practitioners suggested ways to take a break from the rigors of the job during this time of heightened stress, workload, and anxiety. It has been updated to include pertinent links and valuable information about mental health resources.

If you have suggestions for topics or information that could be added to this page to improve nurses experience, please email them to info@nbnu.ca. 

Tips for Dealing with Anxiety

Prioritize your self care routine

Avoid excessive consumption of the media

Focus on things you can control, like handwashing and social distancing

Talk to friends and family on calls and texts

Eat well, stay hydrated and get enough sleep

Practice meditation

Distract yourself with games, books and movies

Notice your feelings and write them down

Exercise to get out of your head

Keep busy doing things you enjoy, like music, crafts, or learning

One World: Together at Home

On Saturday, April 18th, artists from around the world came together for an online concert to celebrate COVID-19 workers. The music and showcases of people working on the front lines came together to create a special event that honours the human spirit, resilience, and generosity. Please enjoy the One World: Together at Home special at the link below.

One World: Together At Home Special to Celebrate COVID-19 Workers

Nurses - one of the few blessings of being ill.

Sara Moss-Wolfe

Stream New Releases

Rather than delay new releases, production companies have teamed up with streaming services to release new movies to the public. Use your existing accounts to rent 2020 films, including Onward, The Invisible Man and Emma on Amazon and Apple, or Frozen 2 on Disney+.

Check out this list for more films you can screen from home.

Read Free e-Books

E-book website Scribd is offering 30 days of free access during this period of self-isolation. Their website includes a wide array of books, magazines and audiobooks for all audiences. Visit this website and settle in for a good read.

Nurses are the heart of healthcare.

Donna Wilk Cardill

Virtual Tours

The Louvre – Paris, France 

The Vatican – Vatican City, Rome, Italy 

State Hermitage Museum – St. Petersburg, Russia 

Rembrandt’s Works 

Balenciaga and Spanish Paintings Collection 

Monterey Bay Aquarium – Monterey, California 

Explore more sites on Google Arts & Culture 

Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others.

Christopher Germer