Thursday, 14 June 2018


Practitioner Wellbeing and Self-care Conference

Manchester Metropolitan Brooks Building

Amidst ever-increasing demands for health and social care services, many of us as practitioners have become increasingly aware of the need for collegial support, self-care and the importance of preserving our own wellbeing, both at work and in our personal lives. On the 14th June 2018, we are gathering at Manchester Metropolitan University for a one-day event bringing together people from across the health and social care sector who have been exploring ways in which we can support each other and ourselves in our practice. A series of speakers will offer their experiences and findings to delegates through lectures and practical workshops, with the aim of providing new ideas and insights into how we can embrace a more compassionate framework for practice; one that recognises and addresses the emotional needs of practitioners.

Lunch will be provided on the day

Programme for the day:

9:00 - 10:00 Registration and workshop sign up
10:00 - 10:30 Welcome from Dr Sarah Parry
(Clinical Psychologist and Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University)
10:30 - 11:15 KEYNOTE from Dr Mary Welford
(Consultant Clinical Psychologist, The Compassionate Mind Foundation) 'Amplifiers and Inhibitors of Compassion'
11:15 - 11:45 Dr Judith Johnson
(Clinical Psychologist, University of Leeds & Bradford Institute for Health Research) 'How healthcare staff wellbeing and burnout affect patient care and what we can do about it'.
11:45-12:15 MORNING BREAK with refreshments
12:15 - 13:15 WORKSHOPS
* Dr Hannah Wilson
(Clinical Psychologist) & Dr Ciara Joyce (Clinical Psychologist) - The Imperfect Self in Practice
* Estephanie Dunn
(Royal College of Nursing, Regional Director for the NW Region) – ‘Nursing Today’
* Dr Paul Flaxman
(Reader in Organisational Psychology, University of London) – ‘Acceptance and commitment around personal and professional needs’

* Dr Amra Rao (Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Organisational Coach, Chair of the Division of Clinical Psychology Leadership & Management Faculty) 'Impediments to self-care and wellbeing at work - Is compassionate leadership the answer?'

13:15 - 14:15 LUNCH (Provided)

14:15 - 14:45 Dr Duncan Shrewsbury (Academic GP) 'What's Up Doc? Lessons learned from working on wellbeing in general practice'
14:45 - 16:00 WORKSHOPS
* Dr Duncan Shrewsbury 'Embedding practices in the workplace and instigating cultural change'
* Dr Kirsten Atherton (Clinical Psychologist) 'Developing a compassionate self-narrative in practice'
* Aled Walker (Summit Health and Wellbeing) 'Effective use of interactive digital platforms to enhance health and wellbeing practice and culture'
*Amanda Super (Occupational Psychologist) 'Enhancing practitioner wellbeing through self-compassion'
16:00 - 16:30 Plenary and Close - Dr Sarah Parry

Optional: Please feel free to stay for the early evening sessions
17:00 - 18:00 Division of Clinical Psychology Workforce Wellbeing Partnership
Wine and nibbles sponsored by the DCP

18:00 - 19:00 Compassion Focused Practice Research Network Meeting


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