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The ‘R’ factor — have you got it?

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As the Covid battle rages on with no end in sight, there has become a focus on the R factor, I am referring of course not to the R number but the R of resilience which in this battle that we are waging is seen as crucial to empowering us to have the inner strength to stay the course and ensure our mental wellbeing.

Sir John Bell, who is at the center of Britain’s Covid vaccination program, spent a year in hospital with polio as a child. Reflecting last week, he said that it was that setback that enabled him to become successful. “if stuff comes at you, you just have to get on and do what’s best”. Easier said than done I hear you say, how does one acquire the stardust or allusive of resilience in dealing with the hardships of life in general which some seem to be able to cope with better than others.

A recent survey by the Prince’s Trust warned of the lockdown’s “devastating toll” on the wellbeing of young people, especially those........

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