Month: April 2020

In Mindcast

Irene Henderson – Coronavirus and Race

Tavistock&Portman · Coronavirus and Race Irene Henderson is the Clinical Governance & Quality Manager and Race Diversity Champion at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. Irene shares some observations about where race and racism seem to have featured in the unfolding story of COVID-19, and some ideas about what any of us, whether from a BAME background or not, can do to challenge assumptions and practices about race when we see them.

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Jane O’Rourke – Breathing Exercise for Calming Mind and Body

Jane O’Rourke is a Yoga and Meditation Teacher, and a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist with Children, Young People and Families. She teaches Yoga4Trauma within the Trauma Service at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. How we breathe has a big impact on our mental and physical health. Jane guides us through a breathing exercise called the ‘box technique’ to calm the body and mind. Wellbeing Quiz Profile: #MoreFrantic #FeelingHopeless

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Sarah Appleton – COVID-19: How to regulate distress and identify helpful sources of support

Dr Sarah Appleton is a Clinical Psychologist working in Employee Health for Central London Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. Sarah shares strategies about how to best regulate difficult emotions to allow you to effectively identify and connect with sources of help. Two blogs accompany this podcast, one entitled ‘Why we’re all grieving’ written by Sarah and the other ‘Suffering during a time of crisis’ written by her colleague Neal Gething. Wellbeing Quiz Profile: #LessInterested #RelivingTrauma

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Sarah Helps – Family communication during the COVID-19 outbreak: A guide for keyworker parents and carers to talk to children

Sarah Helps is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Consultant Family Therapist at the Tavistock Clinic. This podcast accompanies a help sheet regarding family communication during COVID-19. Sarah speaks about the guide designed for keyworker parents and carers to support them in talking to children about being a keyworker over this time.

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Ravi Rana – Managing COVID-19 Information Overload

Ravi Rana is a Clinical Psychologist and Director of Therapies at East London NHS Foundation Trust. In this podcast she talks about the wealth of information created in response to COVID-19 for the general public and health and social care professionals, and that while helpful, there is a danger of becoming overwhelmed and indifferent to new information and feel deskilled and incompetent. Many already have the skills needed to deal with the challenges of the pandemic, with communication and comradery […]

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Paul Jenkins – Switching Off

Paul Jenkins is the Chief Executive of the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. Paul talks about the importance of switching off during this difficult time, and talks through some of his personal coping strategies during periods of stress and pressure. He offers some helpful, practical tips for everyone to consider. Wellbeing Quiz Profile: #MoreFrantic

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Emma Kennedy – Being ‘Good Enough’: Supporting Children’s Education at Home

Emma Kennedy is Deputy Director, Educational Psychology Training and CAMHS ASC & LD Team Manager at the Tavistock Clinic. Emma talks about some of the challenges parents who are working remotely or outside the home may have when supporting their child with schoolwork. She highlights the benefits of prioritising contact with friends, and not feeling like you now have to be ‘teacher’ too.  She talks about balancing up routine and predictability with being responsive to the moment; and most of all, […]