Enjoying Work Collaborative resources

On this page you can find a range of resources for the Enjoying Work Collaborative, including quality improvement tools, together with recordings and slides from our bimonthly learning sets. If you have any questions, please contact enjoyingwork@rcpsych.ac.uk.

Learning sets

Launch Event Agenda

Launch Event Slides

Dr Amar Shah, National Improvement Lead for the Mental Health Safety Improvement Programme and Tom Ayers, Director of the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health, welcome the teams taking part in the Enjoying Work Quality Improvement Collaborative. The welcome included an overview of how teams will use quality improvement methodology to connect to what brings them joy in their work and find ways to enhance their wellbeing, and top tips on how teams can make the most of being on the collaborative.

Aileen Valydon and Marisa Bouman from the Community Mental Health Team, Isle of Dogs, East London NHS Foundation Trust, share their learning from undertaking a quality improvement project on increasing joy in work in their team. Aileen and Marisa shared really valuable insights and tips for undertaking this work, including how they overcame some of the challenges they faced at the start of their project and the importance of creating psychological safety to enable honesty within a team.

Learning Set 2 Agenda

Learning Set 2 Slides

Dr Amar Shah, National Improvement Lead for the Mental Health Safety Improvement Programme, provides an overview of the evidence base around enjoying work, including the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s white paper on improving joy in work.

Some of the NCCMH Quality Improvement Coaches speak with their teams to hear about one of their initial change ideas, including sharing messages of appreciation within a team, a weekly wellbeing hour, protected time for reflective thinking and a team step challenge. The postcards give an overview of how each team are planning to test and measure their change idea.

We invited everyone at the event to share something they had been inspired to take away and test next - here are all the ideas from the group in a change idea menu.


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