For Lincolnshire Health and Social Care

07 JUNE
7:30pm

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Monthly Shapes Masterclass with Becky Balzano.

The Shapes Masterclasses will teach you some of the resilience and productivity principles that help you and your teams work happier and beat stress and burnout. Each one hour session takes a look at some key ways in which you can take control of your time, your wellbeing, your stress and your workload so that you can feel calmer, make better decisions and be successful in work and life.
Our first masterclass called ‘How to beat burnout in the new ways of working’ is packed with practical tips that you can start using straight away. It will help you identify which areas you will need to focus on to beat burnout. We’ll also give you an overview of the Thrive Academy , answer any questions and let you know what’s coming up and how to book.

17 JUNE
7:30pm

29 JUNE
12:30pm

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Time to Pause with The Joyful Doctor

In these challenging times, people need a safe space to talk about how they feel and to reflect on what they really need right now.  

Our ‘Time To Pause’ sessions will give you this safe space to de-brief and reflect with others in your community. 

Through this you can gain insights and support to help you cope with the pressures of caring for others, your team and yourself.

Each ‘Time to Pause’ session is 90 minutes long and is limited to 15 participants, facilitated by a wellbeing expert and coach, who knows what it's like to work in healthcare, caring for others in a pressurised environment.  

It is a safe and confidential online space for you  to  come together to share the highs and lows of working through challenging times.

Spaces are limited for each group so please reserve your space on the dates you want as soon as possible. 

You can also email us at [email protected] to let us know if you have any questions 

These ‘Time to Pause’ sessions are brought to you by the team at The Joyful Doctor - a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving the wellbeing of caring professionals through individual and group coaching and training. www.joyfuldoctor.com 

14 JUNE
12:30pm

28 JUNE
7:30pm

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Mindful Pause with Elinor Brown

Mindfulness is a natural capacity, available in all of us. It involves paying purposeful attention, with curiosity and kindness, to our present moment experience. Practising mindfulness does not stop life’s stressors, at the same time it can help us see clearly, resource ourselves and respond rather than react. It is an evidence-based approach for supporting well-being. Being fully present and bringing mindful awareness to our experience can give us more choice, help us navigate challenges and nurture ourselves and others.

This 45-minute online session is led by an experienced mindfulness teacher and includes guided gentle mindful movement and sitting practice, a short discussion and practical suggestions for building mindfulness into daily life. You are welcome whether you are new to mindfulness or have existing experience.

23 JUNE
12:30pm

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Workplace Wellbeing by Dr Katya Miles

June’s session is ‘How to switch off from work’

Do you struggle to switch off from work at the end of the day? You're not alone!

This month's workshop will help you to:

  • Learn some tools to help you switch off
  • Explore the importance of boundaries
  • Leave with more headspace

Each month we run a fun and fascinating workshop where you can learn practical tools to boost your own and your team’s Wellbeing at Work.
We run a 6-month curriculum repeated twice a year so you can catch up if you missed or join us for a recap! The workshop is interactive with ideas and activities followed by Q and A and a chance to reflect and plan your next steps.

Just bring a pen and paper and your full attention! We encourage you to put your mobiles, emails and other distractions out of sight (if practical and feasible) and enjoy learning and reflecting on Wellbeing at Work! There will be a chance to learn practical tools, share ideas & ask questions. Any questions? Please contact Katya and the working well team at [email protected] 

What is 
Thrive Academy?

Hello, we are so glad you are here.


Thrive Academy is a place for YOU, to focus on your wellbeing. 

It is a programme of webinars, practical sessions and training for all staff in health and social care in Lincolnshire to help you feel calmer, beat stress and burnout and work well.

We have all been through an incredibly challenging and confusing year with healthcare workers in particular being stretched to the limit.

Change is constant and the workload is still very high, and it feels like it's going to take a while to get back to normal - whatever that looks like.

For here and now you're in safe hands with us.

As a member of Thrive Academy, you will have access to a programme of resilience, productivity and wellbeing webinars, mindfulness sessions, reflective check-in and debrief  sessions, and online resilience and leadership training all designed to help you feel better and work happier.

 

THE THRIVE ACADEMY IS HOSTED BY

Rachel & Becky

Dr Rachel Morris

A GP, Executive Coach, specialist in resilience at work and host of the popular 'You Are Not A Frog' podcast, sharing life hacks so healthcare professionals can beat burnout and work happier. Rachel created the Shapes Toolkit; a breakthrough programme of coaching, resilience and productivity tools which will make a huge difference to how you approach work and life.

Becky Balzano

An Emotional Wellbeing and resilience Coach with extensive experience in HR, leadership and wellbeing in the workplace.

You are invited to join us.

We have partnered with coaches and specialists in resilience, mindfulness and wellbeing at work, all with experience supporting healthcare professionals, to deliver sessions alongside time and permission to pause for Q & A, shared experience, topical news, useful, easy to access mini videos and in-depth resilience training.

Every month we’ll also have sessions that alternate between lunchtimes or evenings giving you more opportunity to attend. There is an invitation to think about the month's theme and make some small, simple changes that will help you to prioritise your own well-being.

On this website you can find:

A brief overview of the session types, the booking links (as some are limited on spaces), a Resources and FAQ section, as well as how to 'contact us' with any queries or concerns. 

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WHAT'S ON THIS MONTH?

05 JANUARY 
12:30pm

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Monthly Shapes Masterclass with
Dr Rachel Morris & Dr Caroline Walker

This month's Masterclass is about "How to manage stress and anxiety"

Throughout the COVID pandemic and the new ways of working many of us have been experiencing stress and anxiety - particularly as our roles on the frontline have been so challenging. In this webinar we look at simple strategies we can use to reduce stress, manage our anxiety and deal with some of the difficult emotions we may be experiencing.

10 JANUARY
12:30pm

24 JANUARY
7:30pm

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Mindful Pause with Elinor Brown

Mindfulness is a natural capacity, available in all of us. It involves paying purposeful attention, with curiosity and kindness, to our present moment experience. Practising mindfulness does not stop life’s stressors, at the same time it can help us see clearly, resource ourselves and respond rather than react. It is an evidence-based approach for supporting well-being. Being fully present and bringing mindful awareness to our experience can give us more choice, help us navigate challenges and nurture ourselves and others.

This 45-minute online session is led by an experienced mindfulness teacher and includes guided gentle mindful movement and sitting practice, a short discussion and practical suggestions for building mindfulness into daily life. You are welcome whether you are new to mindfulness or have existing experience.

19 JANUARY
7:30pm

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Workplace Wellbeing with Dr Katya Miles

'Staying Connected'

All of us are doing more virtual work; be it work from home, hybrid work or simply using more IT tools to communicate, which can leave us feeling disconnected.

In this workshop you will:

  • Learn strategies to reconnect with others.
  • Connect more with the natural world.
  • Leave feeling more grounded.

25 JANUARY
12:30pm

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Time to Pause with The Joyful Doctor

A safe and confidential online space for you to come together, with your colleagues, to share the highs and lows of working through challenging times, with an experienced facilitator. Sessions are 1.5 hours and space is limited.

The Joyful Doctor is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving the wellbeing of caring professionals through individual and group coaching and training.

14 SEPTEMBER
1:30pm

22 SEPTEMBER
1:30pm

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Shapes Toolkit Programme

Our flagship LIVE and INTERACTIVE Shapes Toolkit training course introduces you to seven breakthrough coaching and productivity principles. This is ideal for healthcare professionals who want to beat stress, increase their own resilience and support their colleagues too.

Delivered live as two half days of training over Zoom, the Shapes Toolkit programme will help you change your reaction to stressful events, take control of your workload, make better decisions and beat stress and thrive at work. Find out more about the Shapes Toolkit programme here

What's on this month?


Welcome to the Academy!


This month is all about helping you to navigate the Thrive Academy, giving you a full overview of the topics and content, making sure you have all the links, resources and contacts that you need and giving you the opportunity to find your way around this website.

 

Missed the last Shapes Masterclass?

Watch the replay here!

 

JANUARY'S THEME IS:

Stress and anxiety

 

We know our brains are responsible for detecting threats and it’s our brains that create a stressed or anxious state in our physiology.

The good news is our brains can get us out of this state too! In this short video Emotional resilience coach Becky Balzano teaches a simple strategy to help.

 

Watch this short video by Emotional Wellness and resilience coach Becky Balzano to find out a little more about this theme.

In Depth Resilience Training Programme

Our Flagship Shapes Toolkit Programme for Lincolnshire

On top of the workshops, practical sessions and webinars, we're delighted to announce that there are limited places for staff to attend our LIVE and INTERACTIVE Shapes Toolkit programme which introduces you to seven breakthrough coaching and productivity principles. This is ideal for healthcare professionals who want to beat stress, increase their own resilience and support their colleagues too. Our first programme in September was extremely well received and Lincolnshire staff are already realising the benefits:

"Fab sessions with great presenters. Good range of tools and techniques balanced with reflective and practical time to try out the tools"

Delivered live as two half days of training over Zoom, the Shapes Toolkit programme will help you change your reaction to stressful events, take control of your workload, make better decisions and beat stress and thrive at work. Find out more about the Shapes Toolkit Programme here

These interactive training sessions will be delivered in two half days on Monday 14th March and Tuesday 22nd March 2022, from 1.30pm to 5pm - and we will be repeating the sessions again in May 2022.

Places are strictly limited, so to save your place please click on the 'book here' button below.  Please paste the following text into your booking email:

'I would like to book a place on the Shapes Toolkit course on 14th & 22nd March 2022'

We will confirm your place on receipt.

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WHAT'S ON NEXT MONTH?

31 JANUARY
7:30pm

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Monthly Shapes Masterclass with Becky Balzano

How to beat burnout in the new ways of working.

Do you ever feel disorganised and unproductive at work, having a rather 'whack a mole' or 'spray and pray' approach?! Does it feel like you're being inefficient and that you could be making better use of your time? In this Masterclass we cover the best planning, prioritising and productivity hacks specific to you. These effective tools will help you increase productivity, get organised and seamlessly glide through your week feeling accomplished and in control.

7 FEBRUARY
12:30pm

28 FEBRUARY
7:30pm

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Mindful Pause with Elinor Brown

Mindfulness is a natural capacity, available in all of us. It involves paying purposeful attention, with curiosity and kindness, to our present moment experience. Practising mindfulness does not stop life’s stressors, at the same time it can help us see clearly, resource ourselves and respond rather than react. It is an evidence-based approach for supporting well-being. Being fully present and bringing mindful awareness to our experience can give us more choice, help us navigate challenges and nurture ourselves and others.

This 45-minute online session is led by an experienced mindfulness teacher and includes guided gentle mindful movement and sitting practice, a short discussion and practical suggestions for building mindfulness into daily life. You are welcome whether you are new to mindfulness or have existing experience.

10 FEBRUARY
7:30pm

Book Here

Time to Pause with The Joyful Doctor

A safe and confidential online space for you to come together, with your colleagues, to share the highs and lows of working through challenging times, with an experienced facilitator. Sessions are 1.5 hours and space is limited.

The Joyful Doctor is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving the wellbeing of caring professionals through individual and group coaching and training.

23 FEBRUARY
12:30pm

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Workplace Wellbeing with Dr Katya Miles

23rd February: 'Managing Change'

We have all been though so much change in the past year, it can leave some of us feeling quite unsettled. In this workshop you will:

  • Explore how we respond to change
  • Discover strategies to manage transitions
  • Leave feeling more settled

Frequently Asked Questions

Your Thrive Academy Trainers

Elinor Brown

As a mindfulness practitioner working in the public sector Elinor has delivered workplace sessions for many leading organisations and is also the Lead Trainer for the Mindfulness in Schools Project, training teachers to deliver mindfulness in education.

Elinor's focus is working with people who look after others, professionally and personally, and helping them build self-care into their lives. Mindfulness supports Elinor in all areas: with work, family, friendships, well-being and health and one of her values is to share the practices for the benefit of others. 

www.growmindful.com

Becky Balzano

Becky helps SME’s increase productivity and decrease presenteeism. For companies who want to invest in their employees to help prevent burnout and build resilience, leading to increased wellness, productivity and emotional agility. Taking the burden off HR departments she delivers effective workshops and coaching for impact in under 10 hours. The driving force behind Becky’s practice is direct experience of building resilience whilst running her own successful business and navigating significant life changes and wanting to help equip others with the tools to bounce back from the inevitable challenging stages within personal and professional spheres.

www.beckybalzanocoaching.co.uk

Dr Katya Miles 

Katya has taught throughout her life, as a special-needs teaching assistant, through examining medical students and teaching GP trainees, to the Wellbeing Training she delivers today. She has a broad experience of delivering Wellbeing training both remotely and in person and loves empowering people to maintain their own wellbeing.

Katya wants to shine the light on ‘Working Well’ in all we do outside paid employment; the contributions we make to our communities, the enjoyment we get from how we choose to spend our days and is passionate about helping you Thrive Well in tough times.

www.workingwelldoctor.com

Dr Rachel Morris

Rachel is a GP with a special interest in resilience in the workplace. She has been working with the NHS for over 20 years and set up and led the Professionalism Course for Cambridge University School of Clinical Medicine teaching leadership, team working and resilience. She's currently a tutor for the PGCert in Medical Education at the Cambridge University Institute for Continuing Education, and also Director of Leadership Courses for Red Whale, GP Update Ltd where she regularly lectures about resilience and thriving at work. She’s also the host of the top ranking podcast You Are Not a Frog.

www.shapestoolkit.com

Dr Caroline Walker

Dr. Caroline Walker, is Founder of The Joyful Doctor, an NHS-based psychiatrist and a specialist in the mental health and wellbeing of doctors. She is an inspirational speaker, trainer and coach who is passionate about reducing stigma for doctors struggling with their mental health and wellbeing. For over 10 years Caroline has helped overworked doctors who struggle with their mental health or career choices to stop ‘just existing’ and instead embrace life and take steps towards a happier and more fulfilled life and career. The organisations she has worked with help their doctors to embrace their inherent strengths, take better care of themselves and each other.

www.joyfuldoctor.com

What to do if you need help...

If you are struggling with stress, burnout or any other mental health problem then PLEASE get some professional help - don't go it alone. 

We would encourage you to contact your GP or family doctor, Practitioner Health or the Lincolnshire Staff Wellbeing Hub in the first instance. You may also want to speak with your boss and your colleagues and you may want to access your employee assistance programme. We've listed some helpful resources and websites below. 

'What's the bravest thing you've ever said?' Asked the boy.
'Help' said the horse. 'Asking for help isn't giving up.' 

Charlie Mackesy. 'The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse'

Practitioner Health

Practitioner Health is a free, confidential NHS service for doctors and dentists across England with mental illness and addiction problems.

Find their website here

NHS People

The NHS people website contains loads of free advice, resources and access to confidential services such as confidential phone support, guides and wellbeing apps.

Find their website here

Lincolnshire Staff Wellbeing Hub

As a response to the pressures NHS and social care staff face, particularly since the COVID pandemic, mental health hubs have been set up nationally to offer staff access to wellbeing resources, rapid clinical assessment and treatment. Information on this can be found on the following website.

www.lpft.nhs.uk/LincsStayingWell

If people feel they need more than self-help support, then they contact the hub via the email address, [email protected] or call the helpline number, 01522 518609, which is manned Monday-Friday 9-5 (messages can be left outside of these times). Through this, staff will be offered a comprehensive mental health assessment, be then referred, if necessary, to ongoing support from the relevant mental health service that best fits their needs. All NHS and Social care staff will be prioritised for treatment, and placed at the top of any waiting list, and the services are completely confidential. The support is available for all health and social care staff working in Lincolnshire to access, whether working full-time, part-time, bank and agency, as well as students on placement.

 

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Contact Us

Thrive Academy Coaches


Rachel Morris - [email protected]   
Becky Balzano - [email protected] 
Katya Miles - www.workingwelldoctor.com 
Elinor Brown - [email protected]
Caroline Walker - [email protected] 

NHS Trust Contacts


Lyndsey Clapham: Lincolnshire Community Healthcare Services - [email protected] 
Jenny Devlin: United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust - [email protected]
Saumya Hebbar: United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust[email protected] 
Mark Turton: LINCA (Care Home Umbrella Organisation) - [email protected] 
Mandy Ions: St Barnabas Hospice - [email protected]
Simon Collingwood: Optimum Health - [email protected] 
Simon Garner: Lincolnshire County Council - [email protected] 
Julie Meadows: United Health - [email protected] 
Michelle Jenkins: Arden/Gem (I.T) - [email protected] 
Martin Kay: Primary Care - [email protected]
Jo Walker: Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust - [email protected]
Beth Hutton: Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust - [email protected]

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