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A podcast on how we can re-establish routines as a way of coping with change and managing uncertainty, including reflections and practical guidance on how we can implement this. Debbie Bell is an Assistant Psychologist within the Keeping Well NCL Hub. She is also a competitive powerlifter and enjoys having a routine to keep on top of things. Here she shares some of her experiences of the past year, reflecting on how difficult it has been to manage uncertainty and how she has changed and adjusted routines to help cope with some of the change she has experienced.

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We would like to help you to manage your wellbeing in and out of work. This personal wellbeing plan, although it belongs to you, is a tool to help you and your manager have open conversations about things that are important for your health and wellbeing.

This document looks at things that you can do or change to help you feel well and also helps your manager know if there are things they can support you with that could improve your wellbeing. You can use it to aid discussions about those areas which are important to you and that may impact on your health and wellbeing.

The things you record in your plan are to help facilitate open conversations with your manager. This document is yours to own and should not be kept on your personal file.

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Keeping Well NCL are proud to present their second webinar for all staff across the North Central London ICS.

Everyone deserves to sleep well. Keeping Well NCL is offering a 75-minute webinar on how to get the most from night-time rest. The webinar will look at the natural biological rhythms and helpful thinking styles that influence and support rest and sleep, and will guide you towards self-kindness and key day-time and night-time behaviours that can improve your sleep.

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Dominic O’Ryan qualified as a Clinical Psychologist from UCL in 2000. He is the Lead Psychologist in Substance Misuse Services and the CBT Training Lead for Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust. Dominic’s Sleeping Well podcast is one of the most popular listened-to podcasts on our website to date.

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Keeping Well NCL are proud to present their first webinar for all staff across the North Central London ICS.

We enter our health and social care roles and professions with a strong sense of duty and a desire to help others. But the exceptional challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic have left us at risk of having our deeply-held ethical and moral beliefs and values violated. This might mean that:

  • We may find ourselves behaving in ways that go against our own sense of right and wrong
  • We may feel that we have been unable to do something that we should have done.
  • We may be witnessing others behaving in ways that that we wholeheartedly disagree with
  • We may experience our organisations and leaders as having failed in their duty of care to patients and staff.

When these experiences shake our sense of who we are and result in personal distress and/or feelings of guilt and shame, we can understand this as ‘Moral Injury’.

In this webinar, we invite viewers to think about their experiences of Moral Injury and contribute to the conversation about what moral injury is, what causes it; how it can make us feel and behave and what helps to cope with it.

The webinar is co-hosted by psychologists, Jocelyn Blumberg and Dr Maya Khera. All staff in health and social care roles are welcome to attend.

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About the presenters:

Jocelyn Blumberg is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist who trained in South Africa. Since qualifying in 2000, she has specialised in working with trauma survivors across different settings in South Africa, Turkey and the UK. Jocelyn has been at the Traumatic Stress Clinic at Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust since 2005 and has worked with survivors of human rights abuses, combat-related trauma, terror attacks and childhood and domestic abuse. Jocelyn also provides trauma-informed training, clinical support and reflective practice sessions to other health and social care professionals both within the NHS and within the voluntary sector. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic Jocelyn has been closely involved in the development and provision of support offers to frontline health and social care staff and offers training, reflective practice and one-to-one support to a range of staff groups.

Maya Khera is a UK trained Counselling Psychologist with experience working in the NHS and charity sector. Maya did a two-year clinical placement at the Traumatic Stress Clinic, Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust, providing specialist psychological support to forced migrants and survivors of childhood abuse. Maya has a background in humanitarian work and her doctoral research focused on aid workers’ experiences of moral and ethical dilemmas and distress during assignment. She is now supervising a doctoral research project on moral injury among IAPT workers, and also works at Freedom from Torture, a charity providing specialist care to survivors of torture.

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We have created a suite of mini-courses aimed at promoting mental health and wellbeing in the workplace. Drawing on expertise from within the Hub, each Mini Course delivers rich and in-depth learning experiences, with a clear, practical focus on the most pressing challenges and development needs facing organisations today.

Each of the courses run continuously, so you can sign up at any time.

They each offer five hours of self-directed learning which you can undertake at a time and pace that suits you. There are no specific requirements or assessments for any of the courses: they are open to all.


You will have access to the course and its materials for a total of four weeks. Access begins the day after you’ve registered, when you will receive login details by email.

Working Towards Wellbeing: Trauma, Self-Care and Caring for Others provides an accessible introduction to trauma in the context of the workplace. You’ll learn how and why traumatic responses are generated in the brain and body, and how different responses to trauma may look and feel, in order to promote greater understanding and foster a more supportive and protective working environment.

By the end of the course, you will be better equipped to notice when someone may be suffering from the impact of emotional or psychological trauma, and able to create a more ‘trauma-informed’ workplace, particularly in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Who is this course for? This course is ideal for anyone interested in the impact of trauma in the workplace, and in developing a trauma-informed workplace.

Course Lead and Contributors: Lydia Hartland-Rowe, Mary Robertson and Dr Jo Stubley

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We have created a suite of mini-courses aimed at promoting mental health and wellbeing in the workplace. Drawing on expertise from within the Hub, each Mini Course delivers rich and in-depth learning experiences, with a clear, practical focus on the most pressing challenges and development needs facing organisations today.

Each of the courses run continuously, so you can sign up at any time.

They each offer five hours of self-directed learning which you can undertake at a time and pace that suits you. There are no specific requirements or assessments for any of the courses: they are open to all.


You will have access to the course and its materials for a total of four weeks. Access begins the day after you’ve registered, when you will receive login details by email.

Working Towards Wellbeing: The Resilient Workplace explores how individual and organisational resilience can be understood and developed, in order to support mental health and wellbeing and facilitate more effective teamwork, particularly in times of stress or change.

Combining key theoretical ideas with practical examples and guidance, the course provides a clear and accessible framework for understanding organisational mental health, while also supporting you in developing your own capacity for reflection and resilience when faced with challenging group dynamics.

Who is this course for? This course is ideal for anyone interested in developing a healthier, more resilient workplace.

Course Lead and Contributors: Lydia Hartland-Rowe, Angela Bagum, Dr Dominic O’Ryan

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We have created a suite of mini-courses aimed at promoting mental health and wellbeing in the workplace. Drawing on expertise from within the Hub, each Mini Course delivers rich and in-depth learning experiences, with a clear, practical focus on the most pressing challenges and development needs facing organisations today.

Each of the courses run continuously, so you can sign up at any time.

They each offer five hours of self-directed learning which you can undertake at a time and pace that suits you. There are no specific requirements or assessments for any of the courses: they are open to all.


You will have access to the course and its materials for a total of four weeks. Access begins the day after you’ve registered, when you will receive login details by email.

Working Towards Wellbeing: Leadership, Followership and Mental Health introduces the concepts of ‘leadership’ and ‘followership’ in the context of the modern workplace – outlining how positive leader-follower relationships can be used to strengthen emotional and psychological wellbeing.

At the heart of the course is the idea of mental health as a ‘continuum’ on which we all live. The course makes frequent links between the theories discussed and your own experiences in the workplace, in order to help promote your awareness and apply your understanding.

By the end of the course, you will have gained a deeper recognition of your own leadership and followership capacities, as well as the skills and confidence needed to create and sustain a

Who is this course for? This course is ideal for anyone interested in how attitudes towards ‘leadership’ and ‘followership’ can support better emotional and psychological wellbeing in a workplace context.

Course Lead and Contributors: Lydia Hartland-Rowe and Farha Choudhary.

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We have created a suite of mini-courses aimed at promoting mental health and wellbeing in the workplace. Drawing on expertise from within the Hub, each Mini Course delivers rich and in-depth learning experiences, with a clear, practical focus on the most pressing challenges and development needs facing organisations today.

Each of the courses run continuously, so you can sign up at any time.

They each offer five hours of self-directed learning which you can undertake at a time and pace that suits you. There are no specific requirements or assessments for any of the courses: they are open to all.


You will have access to the course and its materials for a total of four weeks. Access begins the day after you’ve registered, when you will receive login details by email.


Working Towards Wellbeing: Maintaining Hope in Uncertain Times presents practical ways for you and your colleagues to maintain hope during times of uncertainty. With a clear, contemporary focus, the course examines what uncertainty means for us as human-beings, and how we can learn to manage it through self-compassion, mindfulness and storytelling – all in the context of our ever-changing work environment.


By the end of the course, you’ll have gathered the tools needed to build a more hopeful, compassionate culture within your workplace, engaging in a process that can help you to make sense of challenging experiences, develop stronger relationships, and promote mental health and wellbeing at an individual, team and organisational level.
Who is this course for? This course is ideal for anyone interested in exploring mental health in the workplace, whether for the purposes of supporting their own wellbeing or in order to support others.

Course Lead and Contributors: Angela Bagum and Lucia Helena Abdalla.

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