Resource description:

Come along to our free interactive webinar!

Thursday 16th December, 1-2pm, via Zoom. Click here to register now!

We know that instances of aggressive behavior towards staff in health & social care have increased throughout the pandemic. KeepingWell NCL’s wellbeing webinar is an essential top-up for health & care staff. It will build staff and teams’ psychological understanding of why these incidents can occur, and what is needed for teams and individuals to manage these incidents when they do.

This interactive session will build practical strategies for prevention, de-escalation and support. We will consider policy, reporting, peer support, and making time for discussion after incidents. It will also provide a reflective space to connect through discussion of shared experiences – of the varied interactions between patients, their carers, and health & care staff across North Central London.

A resource pack for further support will also be available.

This is a free event for all staff working in health & care in North Central London.  

About the presenters:

Panos Vythoulkas is a KeepingWell Hub Senior Practitioner and Clinical Psychologist. After training abroad, Panos moved to the UK to work in the NHS. Over the past 5 years he has worked in various settings across North Central London in Adult Primary and Secondary Care Mental Health, including Perinatal Psychology Services. Panos started his NHS career in Forensic Mental Health, and has an interest workplace wellbeing and safety, and supporting staff and teams dealing with the immediate aftermath of an incident.

Dr Livia Ottisova is a Clinical Psychologist in the KeepingWell NCL Complex Trauma Pathway. She has specialised in working with survivors of trauma and human rights violations across varied settings. She previously worked with survivors of domestic violence and other human rights abuses in the Camden & Islington Traumatic Stress Clinic, and currently works as the Lead of the Waltham Forest Refugee Psychological Therapies Service alongside her role in the Complex Trauma Pathway. Since the Covid-19 pandemic she has been closely involved in research and training to support frontline health and social care professionals.

Read time: 60 minutes
Link to resource:

Click here to register now!

Topic: Practical guidance, Resilience, and Staff wellbeing
Audience: Health and social care leaders, Health professionals, and Social care professionals
Who is this for: Individual and Team
Resource format: Video and Webinar