Events

Coming Up:

PSWS Workshops

Download the PSWS Workshops Programme here

Post CCT Interviews Workshop: Tuesday 18th October 2022, 9.00am-10.00am

PSWS Workshops use a coaching approach to explore a wide range of different issues facing trainees. This interactive workshop will explore the knowledge and skills needed for success at interview for Consultant posts or Post CCT Fellowships. It will consider the wider picture and future direction of the NHS, effective interview preparation, interview technique and opportunity for practice. To register your interest please click here.

Post CCT Interviews follow up interview practice: Wednesday 26th October 2022, 10.00am-12.00am

PSWS Workshops use a coaching approach to explore a wide range of different issues facing trainees. This workshop is for those who attend the workshop on Tuesday 18th October and would like some further interview questions practice. To register your interest please click here.

Difficult Conversations: Friday 28th October 2022, 10.00am-12.00am

PSWS Workshops use a coaching approach to explore a wide range of different issues facing trainees. This workshop explores experiences and different approaches to having difficult conversations in the workplace with an aim to reframe how we approach the word ‘difficult’ in a difficult conversation. To register your interest please click here.

Preparation for Vivas: Wednesday 2nd November 2022, 9.00am-11.00am

PSWS Workshops use a coaching approach to explore a wide range of different issues facing trainees. An interactive workshop with focusing on how to deliver clear and confident answers in Viva exams. The aim is for you to leave the workshop empowered with the ability to reflect on your own practice and identify aspects of your delivery that you could adjust to improve the clarity and perception of your answers. To register your interest please click here.

Supporting your colleague’s well-being (having the conversation): Wednesday 16th November 2022, 9.00am-11.00am

PSWS Workshops use a coaching approach to explore a wide range of different issues facing trainees. This workshop is an exploration of what to look out for in colleagues, how this might differ from one person to the next and how you might approach a conversation with a colleague if you are concerned.    To register your interest please click here.

Communication and Culture: Thursday 17th November 2022, 9.00am-11.00am

PSWS Workshops use a coaching approach to explore a wide range of different issues facing trainees. This workshop will examine the differences in the way we communicate and consider the judgments that we might form of others, and the others might form of us. Through discussion, we will explore what, if any, practical adjustments participants might want to make in the way the communicate or think about communication. To register your interest please click here.

The dynamics of teamwork: Wednesday 7th December 2022, 9.00am-11.00am

PSWS Workshops use a coaching approach to explore a wide range of different issues facing trainees. This workshop provides the opportunity to reflect on the different ways that teams interact and the components of successful team interactions. To register your interest please click here.

Managing Change: Wednesday 14th December 2022, 9.00am-11.00am

PSWS Workshops use a coaching approach to explore a wide range of different issues facing trainees. This workshop will consider the challenges and opportunities for those managing change within the NHS. This is an opportunity to explore our own experiences of change as well as reflecting on some key ideas around successful change management. To register your interest please click here.

Foundation Career Workshops

Specialty application interview preparation

The PSWS will be running a workshop offering tips and practice for the different types of questions you could face in a specialty application interview. Many specialties have online interviews now as part of their selection process, this workshop is an opportunity to practice in safe environment with other Foundation trainees.

The workshop will run on the following dates, please using the links provided to register:

Friday 4th November 9.00-1.00 – To register your interest please click here.

Wednesday 9th November 9.00-1.00 – To register your interest please click here.

Monday 14th November 9.00-1.00 – To register your interest please click here.

Thursday 24th November 9.00-1.00 – To register your interest please click here.

Monday 28th November 9.00-1.00 – To register your interest please click here.

Thursday 8th December 9.00-1.00 – To register your interest please click here.

Mindfulness Sessions

Online Mindfulness Drop-in Sessions

These online sessions will include simple guided mindfulness practices aimed at ways of finding focus and anchor and a sense of well-being in the midst of a busy or stressful life. There will also be opportunity to reflect on the practices together and support for how to bring such practices into our daily lives.

These sessions will run every 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month 7.30-8.15pm starting Tuesday 9th August 2022. To view the promotional flyer and to register, please click here.

To register to attend these drop-in sessions, please click here.

Session Leaders

Tim Stead trained to teach mindfulness with the Oxford Mindfulness Centre (O.M.C.) which is part of Oxford University’s department of Psychology and has been teaching mindfulness for over 10 years including to Oxford University students.

Susie Stead, who will occasionally lead these sessions, also trained with the O.M.C. and has been teaching mindfulness for 5 years to students, parents and to the general public.

Core Curriculum

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is the evidence based core curriculum all these sessions will be rooted in. But the particular practices we shall be exploring will be taken from the book: ‘Mindfulness – a practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world’ by Professor Mark Williams and Dr. Danny Penman.  It is not necessary to read this book but it could be helpful if you would like some background. 

Important: Mindfulness can be very supportive for managing stress, anxiety and depression but if you have a pre-existing clinical mental health issue it is important that you speak to your own medical practitioner before joining these sessions.

Mindfulness 8 week course

Mindfulness is a meditation-based practice which teaches participants the skills to find a clearer focus and stillness in the midst of a busy life and also to cope creatively with anxiety, stress and depression. This course is suitable for beginners and also for those wishing to deepen their practice.

COURSE LEADERS

Tim Stead and Susie Stead both trained to teach the evidence-based ‘Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy’ course with the Oxford Mindfulness Centre (now Oxford Mindfulness Foundation) which is affiliated to the Oxford University department of Psychology. Both have taught mindfulness in different contexts for a number of years.

COURSE CURRICULUM:

This course has been developed by the Oxford Mindfulness Centre and is based on the book: “Mindfulness – a practical guide to finding peace in a Frantic World” by Prof. Mark Williams and Dr. Danny Penman.

This particular book and course have been developed specifically for the general public taking its origins from Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) which is evidence based and available on the NHS for those suffering from depression. Mindfulness has also been shown to alleviate symptoms of anxiety, stress and chronic pain and to promote a greater enjoyment of life.

This is an 8 week online course, running on Monday’s and Thursday’s starting the 8th October. You will need to attend either the Monday or the Thursday session each week for the full 8 weeks.

To register to attend this course, please click here.

Wellbeing

Physical Wellbeing – Move your body move your mind

As part of a drive to support the well-being of our trainees, HEETV PSWS are pleased to offer the opportunity for trainee doctors, dentists and pharmacists to attend fully funded virtual Hatha Yoga and Pilates classes. 

Yoga: Monday 18.30 – 19.30pm

Pilates: Thursday 18.00 – 19.00pm

Sessions will run for four weeks from Thursday 8th September 2022 for Pilates and Monday 5th September 2022 for the Yoga sessions.

Sessions will run for four weeks from Monday the 7th November 2022 for Hatha Yoga sessions and Thursday the 3rd November 2022 for the Pilates sessions.

To view the promotional flyer, simply download here.

To register for the September wellbeing sessions click here

To register for the November wellbeing sessions click here

For any queries please contact us on PSWinfo.tv@hee.nhs.uk

Survive and Thrive Wellbeing Days

2022/2023 dates to follow soon

For further information or to arrange an event please contact us on PSWinfo.tv@hee.nhs.uk

Café Coaching

Take time to think – Café coaching events

Invite our team of experienced coaches to run a two-hour ‘café-coaching’ event at your conference or training day.  An opportunity to find out more about coaching and experience the impact of a 10-15 minute ‘coaching on the run’ session. Integrate with the theme of your day – popular choices focus on wellbeing and leadership development – or as a stand-alone. We welcome enquiries from educators and doctors, dentists and pharmacists in training.

Please click here for more information on this.

Please note that for trainer only events there will be a cost involved.

Contact pswinfo.tv@hee.nhs.uk  for further enquiries and to book this.

The Language of Leadership; Finding your Own Voice

The Language of Leadership: Finding your Own Voice is personalised programme designed to help you develop your leadership skills and build confidence in you future role, with the focus on personal as well as professional development

Each Module offers you time and space to think within a collaborative learning community in which different ideas, perspectives and experiences can be shared

You will  have opportunities to:

Learn more about yourself and gain insights into your relationships with others

Network with colleagues from other specialties – for mutual support now, and going forward, as future leaders in the NHS

Develop your own personal and authentic leadership style

Enhance your interpersonal skills for leadership and management

Think about personal life goals and connect with what really matters to you

The Language of Leadership is built around an interactive and coaching-based approach with opportunities for peer coaching within every session, as well as (self-funded) one-to-one coaching on request

Run by Dialogue Links in partnership with HEE Thames Valley and Wessex

For further information click here

Past events:

Survive & Thrive Wellbeing Days

Obstetrics & Gynaecology (O&G) ST1-2 – 31st March 2022

LTFT Trainees – 17th March 2022

Internal Medicine Trainees (IMT) – 8th February 2022

Paediatrics ST4-8 – 12th January 2022

Palliative Medicine – 16th November 2021

Physician Associates Wellbeing (Secondary Care) – 8th November 2021

Internal Medicine Trainees (IMT) – 6th October 2021

Oncology – 29th September 2021

Psychiatry – 8th September 2021

Public Health – 18th August 2021

Physician Associates Wellbeing (Primary Care) – 11th August 2021

Ophthalmology – 12th July 2021

Intensive Care Medicine (ICM) – 30th June 2021

Physician Associates Wellbeing (Secondary Care) – 16th June 2021

Paediatrics – 3rd June 2021

Core Anaesthetics – 19th May 2021

OXDaT (Anaesthetics) – 12th May 2021

Rheumatology & Sport and Medicine – 15th April 2021

Diabetes & Endocrinology – 1st April 2021

Paediatrics – 13th January 2021

Obstetrics & Gynecology – 4th December 2020

Geriatric Medicine – 26th February 2020

School of Histopathology – 13th February 2020

Regional Anaethetics – 14th June 2019

PSWS Trainee Wellbeing Event

The HEE Thames Valley Professional Support and Wellbeing Service (PSWS) organised their Trainee Wellbeing Event as an opportunity to promote the good work and projects developed by trainees across the region, while we hope to promote the local support offer to our trainees.

We ran an afternoon event which included the presentation of local trainee wellbeing projects, associated to a keynote speaker session with Adam Kay and workshops.

To view the posters that where submitted as part of the competition, please click here

Physical Wellbeing – Yoga and Pilate sessions

Ran from 1st November 2021 for 4 weeks

Ran from 6th September 2021 for 4 weeks

Ran from 14th June 2021 for 4 weeks

Ran from 11th January 2021 for 8 weeks

Ran from 12th October 2020 for 8 weeks

Ran from 14th July 2020 for 8 weeks

Ran from 29th March 2021 for 8 weeks

Café Coaching

School of Public Health – 23rd September 2021

School of Ophthalmology – 25th January 2021

Respiratory Registrar Teaching – 16th December 2020

Foundation Career Workshops

12th November – 13th December 2021

17th May – 21st June 2021

11th September – 23rd October 2020

25th June – 17th July 2020

Foundation Career Day

19th July 2021

Workshop Programmes

Effective Time Management: Wednesday 27th July 2022, 9.00am-11.00am

Conflict Management: Thursday 21st July 2022, 9.00am-11.00am

Preparing for post CCT interviews: Wednesday 29th June, 9.00am-11.00am

Leadership for Registrars: Wednesday 22nd June, 1.00pm-3.00pm

Leadership for Foundation and Core Trainees: Wednesday 15th June, 9.00am-11.00am

Preparing for Viva Exams: Wednesday 25th May, 4.00pm-6.00pm

Looking Confident, Feeling Confident: Thursday 19th May, 9.00am-11.00am

Managing High Stress Events: Friday 6th May, 9.00am-11.00am

Time Management- 17th March 2022, 9:00-11:00am

Having Difficult Conversations – 18th February 2022, 10:00am-12:00pm

Effective Revision Skills – 21st January 2022, 9:00-11:00am