Jo Williams is a Practice Supervisor Development Programme, Delivery Lead and Senior Lecturer, Social Care Leadership and Management Portfolio at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. She discusses the impact for supervisors in social work during the COVID-19 pandemic. To accompany this podcast we share Jo’s blog on the Chief Social Workers for Adults, Guidance for the Support and Wellbeing of the Adult Social Care Workforce by the Tavistock, and a blog by Jo, Jerri Damman and Gillian Ruch entitled ‘Feeling, […]
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Jane guides us through the Butterfly Calming Technique which is an easy and helpful technique to use when feeling stressed or anxious. 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.
Sheena Webb is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Service Manager and Joint Clinical Lead for the Family Drug and Alcohol Court Team, at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. She speaks about what happens when we are pushed out of our comfort zone in response to distressing situations and pressures at work, and how to manage our inner critic.
Tavistock&Portman · Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care During the COVID-19 Crisis Robyn Vesey is an Organisational Consultant at Tavistock Consulting. In this podcast Robyn offers practical pointers for leaders and managers in their role during this challenging time, and how they can support their teams as well as themselves. To accompany this podcast we have added three resources; Managing Anxiety, Keeping a Gratitude Journal, and Coping With Nightmares And Sleep During Covid-19, we hope you find them […]
Dr Jo O’Reilly is a Consultant Psychiatrist in Medical Psychotherapy at the Camden and Islington Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Service. She is also a member of the British Psychoanalytic Society. Jo talks here about the kinds of familiar and potentially unhelpful processes that get going in organisations at highly challenging times like these, with some suggestions about how we can try and respond from wherever we sit in the organisation. Her starting point is a mental health trust, but the difficulties are […]
This long read from Royal College of Psychiatrists includes guidance about how to support organisational wellbeing during the pandemic. It outlines what can help the organisation to maintain healthy functioning during the crisis, how to optimise organisational wellbeing, and expands on the guidelines that relate to the individual, team and organisational levels in more depth. The wellbeing of an organisation is a prerequisite for the wellbeing of staff. Mental Health Trusts are currently working under extraordinary conditions and under great […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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, […]