Launch of the National Wellbeing Conversation Training Programme - Available 1 September 2021

Date: 02 September 2021

This programme has been designed to support our NHS colleagues in having safe and effective wellbeing conversations, as set out in the NHS People Plan. 

It is initially aimed at line managers (of any profession, banding or grade), peers and colleagues working across the NHS in roles which have caring responsibilities for staff - for example clinical and educational supervisors, team leaders, members of staff networks, health and wellbeing champions or Wellbeing Guardians.  

The programme, which was co-designed with a number of NHS organisations and will be delivered by trained facilitators from Passe Partout, will support delegates to understand what a wellbeing conversation is, when it may be appropriate to initiate one and provide them with additional knowledge and skills to have safe and compassionate conversations about various aspects of wellbeing.  The programme will also advise how to safely signpost staff to additional support when needed, and offer an opportunity to practice a conversation in a safe, supportive and non-judgmental space of the session.

Training will be held via MS Teams in the first instance, and delegates will need to commit to attending the full session.  We are keen to encourage that colleagues are able to dedicate suitable time to this programme to emphasise the importance of supporting their own wellbeing, and that of each other.  All discussions in the group will remain confidential and no personal stories will be shared outside the training session.

To read more about this programme and to view available dates, please visit: https://www.england.nhs.uk/supporting-our-nhs-people/support-now/having-safe-and-effective-wellbeing-conversations/

 

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