Mini Squawk - Diana Tickell, CEO, NABS

Suki speaks with Diana Tickell, CEO of advertising industry charity NABS

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Diana discussed what the charity is seeing across the industry, what resources they offer to support people and how both self-care and empathetic leadership - even if it's imperfect - is so important right now.  You'll find details below of how to access their resources, and also their advice on how to support your wellbeing during the coronavirus outbreak.

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NABS Advice Line 0800 707 6607 or email 

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NABS  services are free and you can use them as many times as you like.  

How to support your wellbeing during the coronavirus outbreak 

NABS, the support organisation for the advertising and media industry, is here to help you during these challenging times. We’ve put together the following top tips to help you with your wellbeing. 
Follow the official advice. 
The government guidelines and your organisation’s advice should be your main source of information. Doing what you can to keep safe can help to give you a little peace of mind.   Target audiences. 
Taking in too much information could stress or scare you. Choose when you’ll read the news (twice a day perhaps) and stick to trusted sources. 
This is so important while many of us are working from home, social distancing or in self-isolation. Figure out with your colleagues how you can best collaborate and support each other. It’ll be a case of trial and error, so don’t worry if you need to refine as you go along. At NABS, we always ask people the question: “What do you most need?” Try this with your teammates to find out how you can really help each other and how they can help you. 
Try yoga, breathing and exercise each day. 

These can all help your mind and body. There are many online classes on YouTube that you can access for free as well as meditation apps and podcasts to download. Try Yoga with Adriene, The Body Coach, Just Breathe and Tara Brach. 

Suki Thompson

Founder / Chair, Oystercatchers

Suki Thompson is an entrepreneur and transformational business leader. She is CEO and co-founder of Oystercatchers and part of the Centaur management team where she is helping lead Centaur Media, the UK’s leading B2B media publisher, through a journey of transformation anchored in the ability to advise, inform and connect. Suki leads the strategic development of Oystercatchers and is the driving force behind the proprietary evaluation model Optimise™. She works with businesses on transformational change and is part of the team commercialising the ‘M3 model’ bringing marketing and digital together. Suki is also passionate about capability and learning.