In demanding times, relationships of all kinds can come under pressure and have an impact on our wellbeing at home and at work. This May, KeepingWell NCL partnered with Islington CAMHS Early Years Service to raise awareness of the issues that can affect our staff at home, and how staff can support themselves and their colleagues.
Maternal Mental Health and Parental Self-care
For many health and care staff, the transition from caring for others to caring for a baby during and after pregnancy can be bumpy. This Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week, we wanted to raise awareness among healthcare workers about the challenges this transformative period can bring in parents’ lives. Early Years and Hub practitioners Kate Watchorn and Panos Vythoulkas discussed common challenges for parents, parental self-care tips, and how the Hub can support individuals and managers seeking support for perinatal mental health difficulties. You can watch the recording of this webinar below:
Couple Conflict and Abusive Relationships
In part two of this webinar series, practitioners Fraser Anderson and Panos Vythoulkas discussed the important topic of couple conflict and how to seek support safely when relationships become abusive. Health and social care workers, particularly women and their children, are just as vulnerable to domestic violence and abuse (DVA) as those they care for. This webinar aims to reduce stigma and raise awareness about DVA among staff and managers, by discussing why this topic has been taboo socially and in the workplace, and providing information on identifying red flags for DVA and seeking support safely. You can watch the recording of this webinar below: