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Coping with tiredness

This Professional Assistant: Learn and Advise module focuses on coping with tiredness, its causes and impact.

Tiredness is common for many people and often regarded as a fact of life, being linked with mood, the accumulation of life’s stresses and lifestyle factors. But it’s far from normal. If not dealt with effectively, tiredness can have a profound effect on physical and mental health, as well as work and relationships.

Learning objectives

After studying this module, assistants will:

  • Understand what causes tiredness and recognise people who are more likely to suffer from it 
  • Be aware of the negative impact of tiredness on general health
  • Know the treatment and self care options
  • Know when to refer to the pharmacist.
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