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Lucy Murray

Name: Dr Lucy Murray

Job Title: Clinical Psychologist

Current place of work: The Child Psychology Service

In this piece I wanted to think about the importance of your self-care. “My self-care!” I hear you cry! I’m guessing that between trying to parent the traumatised children in your care, managing the house, your other children, wider family and everything else you have to do, time to look after you must seem a feint possibility, ending up further and further down the list of things to do.  Sally Donovan talks about this in one of her PAFCA Adopter Blog articles here. An account that I am sure many of you will identify with. Sally’s book “No Matter What” (see Reading List) is great for this too.

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