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To help you stay well, we at Suffolk Mind use an ‘organising idea’ that we all have physical and emotional needs and a set of skills and resources that we’re born with to meet those needs. This is referred to as the Emotional Needs & Resources Model. We have 12 physical and emotional needs. Achievement is one of those needs.

We all need to feel that we are achieving things and growing. These don’t have to be huge achievements either. Achievements can be small tasks, like cooking a meal for ourselves, which give us the sense that we are in control of our lives and managing. Achievement is good for our self-esteem; especially if we are doing something we are good at something and learning to get better.

Workplace Wellbeing Trainer, Penny Tyndale-Hardy explains how to meet your need for achievement during this current pandemic.

You can also download a helpful graphic with tips and advice on how to meet this need below.

Achievement graphic


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