Supporting you as you support others
Keeping Well NCL is a staff mental health and wellbeing project that connects and supports the North Central London health and social care workforce during the Coronavirus outbreak.
For those working in the NHS and frontline services, the past 20 months or so have been incredibly challenging and continue to be so. We want to highlight two support services this month to offer help and encouragement to those who need it.
Frontline19 – a free independent, confidential service delivering psychological support to people working on the frontline. Click here to access their support.
Hopeline19 – call 0808 19 665 19 and press 2 to listen to thousands of messages of encouragement, thanks and love from members of the public who want to express their gratitude for the work you have done throughout the pandemic. Click here for more information.
17th and 19th January 2022
Let’s talk about the vaccine: discussion for unvaccinated maternity staff – join CapitalMidwife’s live webinar for a facilitated discussion
Hundreds of London maternity staff are currently facing a very difficult decision: from 1 April all frontline NHS staff must be vaccinated against COVID-19, but until now many have chosen not to be. This is putting a great deal of pressure on staff who have consciously chosen not to be vaccinated, and could also have serious implications for the families midwives care for.
CapitalMidwife is running facilitated discussions between faith leaders, vaccine experts and maternity staff to understand how staff are feeling, listen to any concerns and provide information so staff can make an informed choice that is right for them.
They are running two virtual sessions on:
Monday 17th January at 12.30pm-2.30pm – click here for more information and to register.
Wednesday 19th January at 3.30pm-5pm – click here for more information and to register.
Please note that this event is not run by Keeping Well NCL. If you would like to discuss this topic further or if you would like some more support from the hub, please use our live chat function or email us at: email@example.com.
12th January 2022
Managing Morally Injurious Events: an interactive online workshop for health & care staff
Wednesday 2nd February, 1pm-2pm, via Zoom. Click here to find out more and register
The term ‘morally injurious events’ refers to situations where we feel required to do, or unable to prevent, something that deeply challenges or goes against our values and beliefs. It could also relate to our experience of institutions, organisations, and leaders when we feel that their duty of care to patients, or to us as staff, has failed.
In this workshop the Hub delivery team will create a safe space to explore and reflect on the moral and ethical dilemmas that health and social care staff currently face while working under the sustained pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Want to learn more about moral injury among health and care staff?
Click here to watch our 2021 webinar, ‘Moral Injury: when doing our best doesn’t feel like enough’
10th January 2022
Intercultural Awareness Workshops for health and social care staff
A free, interactive, experiential workshop open to all health and social care staff across North Central London. This six-hour workshop, delivered through the Nafsiyat Intercultural Therapy Centre, aims to develop participants’ self-awareness to enhance empathetic intercultural communication, and empower attendees to share their learning and propose strategic actions which will enhance intercultural awareness within their teams and organisations.
Registrations are currently open for workshops in January, February, and March 2022. Click here to find out more!
9th December 2021
‘A Moment of Us’ Staff Video Project – we want to hear from you and your team!
KeepingWell NCL is creating a short film to share and celebrate the work, experiences, & achievements of health & care staff this year. Before jumping in to January’s ‘new you’ and ‘fresh starts’, KeepingWell NCL is encouraging staff to take a moment to reflect with your team. What are you proud of this year? What is worth celebrating about you, just as you are?
1st December 2021
COVID-19 and the BAME Community
In this podcast, listen to Rabeya, a bilingual psychotherapist who works at Nafsiyat Intercultural Therapy centre, explore the impact COVID-19 continues to have on people from black and minority ethic groups and how we can contribute to help those facing extra difficulties.
Click here to find out more and view the transcript.