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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

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