Events

Shared Learning Forums

Every fortnight, 3pm - 4pm via Microsoft Teams (accessible via any internet browser)

Future Dates: 4th June, 18th June, 2nd July, 16th July

Who is it for?

Anyone working in and/or with inpatient Older Age Mental Health Services. The space is available for staff of all disciplines and at all levels of the service.

What is it?

The current Covid-19 crisis has led to unprecedented levels of isolation and concern about self and others. Thinking time and opportunities to talk to a wider group of peers seems to have contracted. We would like to offer you the facility to have some time to do this. As with our peer-reviews, we are inviting you to join an online forum where you can speak with others about your work, share ideas, and give and receive support. Overall, we are providing a space for you to take time to reflect on the current situation with your peers from all over the UK. The forum is intended to be a safe place, it is not therapy and it is not supervision, however it is hosted by an experienced practitioner.

When and where will they take place?

We will host the sessions on Zoom and we will send links to those who have signed up. Each reflective open forum will take place fortnightly and last for one hour. It will comprise up to twenty members but may be much less. We can run the group with two people but we will explore other options, or cancel the group if there are less people attending.

What will it be about? What do I talk about?

The group will begin with an introduction from each member saying who they are and describing their situation. The rest of the time will be shaped by what you, as group members, and what you would like to share or talk about.  

Please see our aims and boundaries guidance on the event.

If you would like to attend, please email op@rcpsych.ac.uk

    Upcoming Webinars

    Freedom Nwokedi - Supporting Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic Staff During Covid-19

    Thursday 11th June 2020, 11:00 - 12:00

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    The Quality Network for Older Adults Mental Health Services welcome you to join us for a live Webinar session hosted by Freedom Nwokedi.

    There is growing evidence  to suggest that Covid-19 is posing a higher risk to people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, including health and social care professionals, patients and carers.

    Freedom is a Nurse Consultant for NAViGO Health and Social Care, as well as a member of the QNOAMHS advisory group. Freedom will be presenting the measures in place on her ward to support the physical and emotional well-being of Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic staff.

     

     

    Vishelle Kamath - Covid-19 and Inpatient Mental Healthcare: Our approach to keeping out patients and staff safe

    Friday 26th June 2020, 11:00 - 12:00

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    The Quality Network for Older Adults Mental Health Services welcome you to join us for a third live Webinar session, hosted by Vishelle Kamath.

    Vishelle is a Consultant Psychiatrist at St. Andrew's Healthcare, as well as a member of the QNOAMHS advisory group. Vishelle has been developing guidance for St Andrew's services on infection control, and how to manage the spread of Covid-19. 

    Please join us as Vishelle gives her experience of this, and the steps taken to reduce the impact of Covid-19 in order to keep patients and staff safe.

     

     

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