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Becoming an inner ally: The compassionate minds approach to self-compassion online programme

Croston, M; Rutter, S


M Croston

S Rutter


A rapidly growing body of evidence indicates the enormous associated psychological burden on nurses and other healthcare workers which is resulting in high levels of psychological problems. These will have profound effects on individuals and long-term ramifications for healthcare systems. Effective interventions that can counter the adverse psychological effects of caring during the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond are urgently required. With this in mind we have created an online self-compassion programme to advance the health and wellbeing of the nursing workforce through developing proactive evidence base preventative teaching and learning strategies to promote compassion satisfaction and prevent compassion fatigue by improving self-compassion. The online programme is underpinned by compassionate minds theories and research.


Croston, M., & Rutter, S. (2023). Becoming an inner ally: The compassionate minds approach to self-compassion online programme. British Journal of Nursing, 32(1), S20–S23.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Dec 1, 2022
Online Publication Date Jan 10, 2023
Publication Date Jan 12, 2023
Deposit Date Jan 9, 2023
Publicly Available Date Jul 11, 2023
Journal British Journal of Nursing
Print ISSN 0966-0461
Electronic ISSN 2052-2819
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 32
Issue 1
Pages S20–S23
Keywords Compassion focused therapy; psychological well-being; nursing; self- compassion; resilience
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Additional Information This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in British Journal of Nursing, after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see


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