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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.firstname.lastname@example.org
Survive and Thrive Wellbeing Days
2022/2023 dates to follow soon
For further information or to arrange an event please contact us on PSWinfo.email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
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
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