Do you work in an organisation committed to staff wellbeing? Are you finding it hard to maintain this focus while delivering on other pressing challenges? If so, this free one day workshop may be for you. The University of Birmingham has been working in partnership with a number of organisations, including the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network Patient Safety Collaborative, to help them develop their staff support offer.
Our approach focuses on the importance of understanding and recognising emotional labour. Builders undertake hard physical labour, and wear yellow hats to protect them from the dangers in their environment, yet healthcare professionals engage in hard emotional labour, often without protection or support. The equivalent yellow hat is hard to find! However, many systems exist, and organisations may need some help to assess the suitability of the available options.
The workshop is practical and evidence-based. At the end of the session you will have:
We will use “Improvement Lab” techniques to help you examine the issues and develop a plan of action for your workplace. Previous experience of this method is not required, but interest, enthusiasm and commitment to supporting staff is essential. This is not a talking shop! We have spaces for up to ten teams. All we need from you at this stage is:
Please contact Naomi Bryant at N.C.Bryant@bham.ac.uk to register.