Well-being Initiative for Nurses (Parts One and Two)

Course overview

In relation to the increased awareness of the need for staff well-being to be at the centre of healthcare services, we are offering two short courses for nurses on reviewing current workplace culture, values and structures with a view to implementing well-being initiatives in a sustainable and meaningful way.

Part One provides an introduction, an overview of evidence based interventions and participants' observations of work place culture.

Part Two builds on this learning and goes on to support participants in developing and integrating well-being initiatives in their work place.

Part One

Overview of concepts of well-being and looking at this on an individual, team and organisational level.

  • Identifying key factors influencing physical and mental well-being at work
  • Looking at structures and work place cultures with a view to developing safe, supportive and reflective work environments
  • Enabling staff to value their work, identifying and communicating value within the wider organisation.

Part Two: 

Suitable for those who have competed Part One and who wish to work to develop and implement well-being initiatives in their workplace.

  • Reviewing impact of leadership styles and communication in implementing changes
  • Developing reflective spaces and a culture of enquiry: identifying opportunities and structures to explore and understand complex work place situations and the associated complex feelings
  • Providing a reflective and interactive space for participants to review and actively explore and integrate wellbeing initiatives in their workplace using QI methodology.

Each course will run for four sessions of remote learning for group work and a seminar, these sessions will take place fortnightly.

Time commitment is approx. 20 hours, with a total of 10 hours of online sessions and 10 hours of self-directed study over the eight week period.

The course participants will receive a Trust CPD Certificate on completion. 

Learning methods will include:

  • Remote group work for seminars and group work.
  • Self-directed study: reading and webinars
  • Work-place observations
  • Experiential: being part of a reflective group. 

Sessions and remote content to include:

  • Identifying current context for attending to wellbeing (impact of work, concerns re retention, workplace cultures).
  • Looking at sources of information (staff survey, observation, exit interviews, sickness rates/concerns).
  • Identifying factors (from research) influencing physical and mental health and wellbeing at work
  • Observing own work place: structures and cultures.
  • Exploring Leadership styles and impact on implementing changes.
  • Looking at wellbeing in relation to experiences of satisfaction in work, valuing own work and sense of feeling valued.
  • Reflection and observation: including identifying opportunities for developing reflective approaches and the experience of being in a reflective group.

Part One

  • The course will provide participants with an understanding of the need for well-being initiatives in the context of healthcare provision within organisations  
  • Participants will develop a knowledge of factors influencing physical and mental wellbeing at work
  • Participants will have an understanding of a range of evidence based well-being initiatives and supportive approaches within the workplace.

Part Two

  • Participants will explore leadership styles in terms of implementing changes
  • Participants will develop well-being initiatives in response to the specific needs and opportunities identified within their workplace
  • Participants will have an experience of participating in a reflective practice group with a view to developing reflective opportunities within their service/team.

Both courses are suitable for nurses and AHPs with an interest or role in developing well-being initiatives in their services.

Part One is suitable for all, it is not essential to later complete Part Two.

Part Two is suitable for those who have completed Part One and wish to develop Wellbeing initiatives in response to identified needs. Support required from their manager in relation to implementation of learning. 

Claire Shaw has been involved in developing and providing training for nurses for over twenty years. She is a Consultant nurse and psychotherapist with a long-standing interest in the impact of nursing and other healthcare work and in drawing on a psychodynamic framework to provide a structure and space in which to explore this. 

This course will be delivered remotely using Zoom. This is very easy and safe to use regardless of your level of IT skill.

You will need a device with a microphone and camera together with a suitably fast internet connection. Although mobile devices and tablets can be used, we recommend the use of laptop or desktop PC for the best experience. Some devices provided by employers may have restrictions in place. Please use this test link (https://zoom.us/test) to check your set up before booking.  

You will be sent joining instructions including all the necessary login links, passwords and guidance on how to use the relevant functionality about a week before the course start date.

Should you have any concerns about the accessibility of remote delivery please contact us at CPDEvents@tavi-port.ac.uk to discuss how we can best help you.

New dates will be advertised for Spring 2021 in due course. Please contact us as CPDevents@tavi-port.ac.uk if you would like to be added to the mailing list

Part One is suitable for all and can be completed on its own.

Fee: £200 per person

Part Two is suitable for those who have completed Part One and wish to develop Wellbeing initiatives in response to identified needs. Support is required from their manager in relation to the implementation of learning. 

Fee: £350 per person (for Parts One and Two together)

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