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Staff Event - Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Staff Wellbeing Week 25 April – 1 May 2022

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Catch up on-demand here

 

The first staff Virtual Wellbeing Week ran from Monday 25 April to Sunday 1 May. 

Everyone in our organisations does an outstanding job caring for others. We want to offer some support and a reminder that it’s vital to take time to care for yourself.

Throughout the week a full programme of events was on offer each day. From intriguing workshops on beating burnout, mastering the brain dump and male emotional health to practical sessions on cocktails and mocktails, cooking with fire and doodling. We haven’t forgotten the importance of a good giggle, provided by our comedy nights and a laughter therapy session. 

If you haven’t been able to catch athlete Sally Gunnell, star of SAS: Who Dares Wins Colin MacLachlan, healthcare workplace expert Prof Michael West and positive psychology specialist Andy Whittaker for their live appearances, catch up on-demand any time in the next month.


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Meet the key speakers

 

  • Professor Dr Andrew Sharman

    Professor Dr Andrew Sharman

    Monday 25th April at 2pm 

    Andrew is a leadership pioneer, best-selling author and international consultant, who inspires and empowers leaders, transforms business cultures, and guides organizations to a safer, more successful future.

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  • Andy Whittaker

    Andy Whittaker

    Tuesday 26th April at 1pm 

    As co-founder of one of the world’s most successful positive psychology training providers The Art of Being Brilliant, Andy Whittaker is widely regarded as a global expert in the field.

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  • Colin Maclachlan

    Colin Maclachlan

    Wednesday 27th April at 11am 

    Having had both an exciting and varied career, Colin is an excellent speaker on a wide variety of topics including Resilience, Teamwork, Leadership, Risk, Motivation, Conflict Resolution, Change Management, Negotiation and Performance. He is also an experienced presenter and host for events.

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  • Sally Gunnell

    Sally Gunnell

    Friday 29th April at 11am 

    Sally is a popular, inspirational and motivational corporate speaker.  Approachable and down-to-earth, she not only tells her own incredible story and how she adapted her training regime and life to reach her ultimate goal of Olympic Gold.

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  • Professor Michael West

    Professor Michael West

    Thursday, 28 April at 1pm

    Professor Michael West wants to help us process what’s happened during the pandemic and reflect on the changes we’ve undergone. Speaking on the themes of compassion, culture and leadership, he’ll explain how we can begin to reconnect with our lives. Michael is well qualified to help us, as he’s spent his career writing and researching about teamwork, innovation, leadership and culture, with a specialism in healthcare.

     

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    Don’t miss out…catch up

    We’ve heard from standout keynote speakers, learned how to use laughter as therapy, spent time in the mind gym and discovered how to beat burnout.

    Our first Virtual Wellbeing Week is a packed seven-day programme of special guests and carefully selected sessions, all designed with our colleagues and their families in mind.

    There’s a full programme on offer each day and we hope everyone can log on during the week. But don’t worry if you miss out because you can catch up afterwards on-demand.

    All the sessions, including our comedy eveningdoodling for healthfighting fatigue and even the cocktails and mocktailsmasterclass, are available for three months.

    Our keynote speakers are already causing a buzz and if you can’t catch athlete Sally Gunnell, star of SAS: Who Dares Wins Colin MacLachlan, healthcare workplace expert Prof Michael Westand positive psychology specialist Andy Whittaker for their live appearances, catch up on-demand any time in the next month.

    The on-demand sessions are being made available throughout the week, so keep checking to see if your favourite is ready to watch.

    Catch up on-demand here

     


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    Programme of Events
     

    Download the full programme here

    Click on the below days to see what was on the agenda:

     

    • Monday 25th April

      10.00am-11.00am: 

      Welcome from your host for the week, Carl Jones from BBC Radio Opening Presentation Shajeda Ahmed – Director of People, OD, & Inclusion (NSCHT) and Executive Director Lead, OD, Leadership, Inclusion and Health & Wellbeing 

      11.00am – 12.00pm

      Jan Summerfield – Staff Support and Counselling Service Manager - We weathered the storm This session is to recognise the storm you have been through and may still be in. However the focus is on developing your own self-care and recovery plan.

      12.00pm – 12.30pm

      John Hipkiss - An introduction to Laughter Therapy

      12.30pm – 13.00pm

      Sarah Tombs – Deputy Service Manager Mind Gym Spend some time looking after the health of your mind, dust down from the dramas, let go of negativity and what is outside your control and develop a mind-set to continue.

      13.00pm– 14.00pm

      Paul Devlin & Ashleigh Shatford - Using the Science of Kindness and positivity to be your best self.

      14.00pm – 16.00pm

      Keynote Speaker – Dr Andrew Sharman - Ask your questions...

      17.00pm – 18.00pm

      Reflections Podcast – listen into your colleagues with their stories and music memories of the past few years.

      18.00pm – 18.20pm

      Children’s Book at Bedtime Tom Conlon reads from ‘Just one of those days’ by Jill Murphy

      19.00pm – 19.15pm

      Get ready for the weekend. Adam Purnell (Shropshire Lad) is giving you an insight into his cooking with fire weekend sessions. And Josh Roberts sets the scene for his weekend Mocktails session. If you want to cook or mix along, please tune in here for the short trailer.

      20.00pm – 21.00pm

      Reading for therapy Ella Berthoud

       

       

       

       

    • Tuesday 26th April

      7.00am – 9.00am

      Each day our Breakfast session will be a mix of on-demand sessions including Mindfulness, exercises, reflection podcasts and more.

      9.00am – 10.00am

      Living in recovery with Daryl Hales

      10.00am – 11.00am

      Welcome to day 2 from your host for the week, Carl Jones from BBC Radio

      Sarah Tombs – Deputy Service Manager Staff Support & Counselling - START fuelling for success

      11.00am – 12.00pm

      Martin Bunn – Counsellor - The body moves the mind What are the hurdles to a more active life and how we can overcome them

      12.00pm – 12.30pm

      Mind Gym Spend some time looking after the health of your mind, dust down from the dramas, let go of negativity and what is outside your control and develop a mind-set to continue.

      12.30pm – 13.00pm

      Lunchtime Lounge - A 15 minute guided meditation and relaxation session.

      13.00pm – 14.00pm

      Keynote Speaker – Andy Whittaker - Ask your questions...

      14.00pm – 15.00pm

      Jacqui McBurnie – Chair of the NHS England/Improvement Menopause Group Menopause

      15.30pm – 16.30pm

      Choosing value direction - Finding your why in life especially all that you have been through

      17.00pm – 18.00pm

      Reflections Podcast – Listen into your colleagues with their stories and music memories of the past few years.

      18.00pm – 18.20pm

      Sue Slater reads from ‘The Mouse & the Mole’ by Joyce Dunbar.

      19.00pm – 20.00pm

      Sound bath/meditation

       

       

       

    • Wednesday 27th April

      7.00am – 10.00am

      Each day our Breakfast session will be a mix of on-demand sessions including Mindfulness, exercises, reflection podcasts and more.

      10.00am – 11.00am

      Beating Burnout - How to identify and attack burnout with straightforward and clear techniques

      11.00am – 12.00pm

      Keynote Speaker – Colin MacLachlan, former presenter for the TV programme SAS Who Dares Wins - Ask your questions...

      12.30pm – 13.00pm

      Lunchtime Lounge A 15 minute guided meditation and relaxation session.

      13.00pm – 14.00pm

      Work life balance

      14.00pm – 15.00pm

      Master the brain dump – declutter your mind

      15.30pm – 16.30pm

      Silver linings and compassion - Look at what as individuals we endure and conquer and how to recognise it and grow with it

      17.00pm – 18.00pm

      Reflections Podcast – Listen into your colleagues with their stories and music memories of the past few years

      18.00pm – 18.20pm

      Children’s Book at Bedtime - Michelle Lewis reads from Shine.

      19.00pm – 20.00pm

      Exercise session

      20.00pm – 21.30pm

      Comedy Hour – Live with the Spikey Mike Funhouse

       

       

    • Thursday 28th April

      7.00am – 10.00am

      Each day our Breakfast session will be a mix of on-demand sessions including Mindfulness, exercises, reflection podcasts and more.

      10.00am – 11.00am

      Gratitude and being kind to yourself - What does compassion mean to you and how to focus on self.

      11.00am – 12.00pm

      Boys Don’t Cry – the do’s and do’s of male emotional health - Men often do rather than feel which can lead to male emotions being unrecognised, squashed and ignored by men themselves and those around them. This session looks to understand how male emotions manifest and how we can better understand ourselves and those around us.

      12.30pm – 13.00pm

      Rachel Roberts – Deputy Service Manager Staff Support & Counselling - Lunchtime Lounge

      13.00pm – 14.00pm

      Keynote Speaker – Prof. Michael West A - Ask your questions...

      14.00pm – 14.35pm

      Ikigai – An introduction to the Japanese concept of wellbeing

      15.00pm – 15.30pm

      Mindfulness and relaxation - A space to explore how to be more mindful in life with an aim to take time to relax

      15.30pm – 17.00pm

      TBC

      17.00pm – 18.00pm

      Reflections Podcast – Listen into your colleagues with their stories and music memories of the past few years.

      18.00pm – 18.20pm

      Children’s Book at Bedtime - Nancy Conlon and Deb Fernyhough reads from ‘The Very Cranky Bear’ by Nick Bland.

      19.00pm – 20.00pm

      Shashiko – the Japanese Art of repairing

      20.00pm – 21.00pm

      Carl Jones from BBC Radio Shropshire - Reviews the very latest films

    • Friday 29th April

      7.00am – 10.00am

      Each day our Breakfast session will be a mix of on-demand sessions including Mindfulness, exercises, reflection podcasts and more.

      10.00am – 11.00am

      Steve Grange - Doodling for health

      11.00am – 12.00pm

      Keynote Speaker – Sally Gunnell talks about having the ability and strength to succeed in whatever you choose and how to maintain that strength to keep moving forward - Ask your questions...

      12.00pm – 12.45pm

      Master the brain dump – declutter your mind

      13.00pm – 14.00pm

      An introduction to boxing for beginners.

      14.00pm – 15.00pm

      Fighting fatigue - How to identify and beat fatigue, with tips and tricks to keep your energy levels up

      15.00pm – 15.30pm

      Mindfulness and relaxation - A space to explore how to be more mindful in life with an aim to take time to relax

      16.00pm – 17.00pm

      TBC

      17.00pm – 18.00pm

      Reflections Podcast – Listen into your colleagues with their stories and music memories of the past few years

      18.00pm – 18.20pm

      Children’s Book at Bedtime - Debbie Maddox reads from “The Gruffalo’s Child” by Julia Donaldson

      19.00pm – 20.00pm

      Comedy Hour with Sheila McMahon - Comedy, music, singing and maybe some dancing too!

       

    • Saturday 30th April

      7.00am – 12.00pm

      This Saturday morning session will be a mix of on-demand sessions including Mindfulness, exercises, reflection podcasts, new hobbies and more.

      14.00pm – 15.00pm

      The Shropshire Lad, Adam Purnell will be cooking up a treat in his garden and taking you through some favourite recipes for outdoor cooking

      18.00pm – 18.15pm

      Children’s Book at Bedtime - Rob Sillito reads from ‘The Tiger that came to tea’ by Judith Kerr

      19.00pm – 20.00pm

      Mocktail/Cocktail Time - Josh Roberts, Mixologist at The Sanctuary in Newcastle under Lyme brings you some of his favourite recipes.

      20.00pm – 21.00pm

      Strictly Stoke ‘n’ Staffs! Learn a few moves in our fun dance session.

    • Sunday 1st May

      7.00am – 12.00pm

      This Sunday morning session will be a mix of on-demand sessions including Mindfulness, exercises, reflection podcasts, new hobbies and more.

      14.00pm – 15.00pm

      Cooking with Fire The Shropshire Lad, Adam Purnell will be cooking up a treat in his garden and taking you through some favourite recipes for outdoor cooking.

      18.00pm – 19.00pm

      Children’s Book at Bedtime - Kelsey Flannigan reads from “Coat of Many Colours” by Dolly Parton.

      19.00pm – 20.00pm

      Quiz night - Join in and play along with this fun online quiz.