Coming Up:

PSWS Workshops

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

This workshop will explore the challenges of the impostor syndrome and assertiveness within a framework of internal and external confidence. To register your interest please click here.

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

This interactive workshop will prepare you to deliver clear and confident answers in Viva exams. To register your interest please click here.

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

This workshop, aimed at Foundation Doctors and Core Trainees, will explore the way that teams work and reflect on different communication styles and their impact on the role of leader. To register your interest please click here.

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

The workshop, aimed at Registrars expecting to CCT in the next 2-3 years, will explore personal and cultural differences that impact the style and manner of leadership. To register your interest please click here.

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

This interactive workshop will explore the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in interviews for Consultant posts or Post-CCT Fellowships. 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 26th April. 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.


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. 

New session dates running from Thursday the 5th May 2022 for 4 weeks for Pilates and Monday the 9th May 2022 for 4 weeks for the Yoga sessions.

To view the promotional flyer, simply download here.

To register for these physical wellbeing sessions click here

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Survive and Thrive Wellbeing Days

2022/2023 dates to follow soon

For further information or to arrange an event please contact us on

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

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

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

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