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Focus on Wellbeing

A Webinar Programme for Everyone Working in Health and Social Work/Social Care

Refill your own cup: Tools to help us care for ourselves
Do you struggle with worry, stress, and anxiety? If so, you’re not alone. Understanding the science behind what drives stress and anxiety is the first step to learning how to overcome it. Dr Emma Warnock-Parkes will describe some of the causes of anxiety and provide practical, evidence-based tools and techniques to help you manage it. Emma is a Clinical Psychologist based at the Oxford Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma (University of Oxford) and King’s College London. Emma is a specialist in Anxiety, Social Anxiety and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), she is part of an internationally-renowned research group looking at the efficacy and effectiveness of treatments for anxiety and PTSD.
Wednesday 6th April 2022 at 12:00-13:00


Gentle Yoga
We have partnered with Edinburgh Community Yoga to offer this opportunity. Caroline will lead a live one-hour, online session. Caroline is a trauma-informed yoga teacher who has been practising yoga for 25 years.She has over 1000 hours of training and guides inclusive yoga classes in Edinburgh and online.
Thursday 7th April 2022 at 14:00-15:00


Resilience: What is it, how does it help my life and work and how can I have more of it!
Resilience is something we generally associate with sportspeople and other high profile figures. But what exactly is it and how can we develop or increase our own resilience to help us cope better with psychological challenges such as low mood, etc.? In this interactive webinar Dr Alastair Dobbin and Sheila Ross, a psychologist and psychotherapist, both from the Foundation For Positive Mental Health, draw on their international research to highlight what underpins personal resilience and explore how we can enhance our own. They will introduce you to ‘Feeling Good’, an app available free to you via the National Wellbeing Hub.
Wednesday 13th April 2022 at 14:00-15:00
Wednesday 13th April 2022 at 16:00-17:00


Spring Forward: The key to better sleep this spring
Many staff have reported struggling with poor sleep for years and have been looking for the right solution. Here’s your chance to learn more about improving your sleep from Dr Dimitri Gavriloff, using evidence-based techniques. Dimitri is a Clinical Psychologist and Sleep Medicine Specialist, who sees both adults and children with sleep disorders. He is a clinical course tutor on the Oxford Online Programme in Sleep Medicine and runs a non-respiratory sleep disorders service. Dimitri also works part-time as Clinical Engagement Lead for Sleepio at Big Health.
Wednesday 20th April 2022 at 13:00-14:00


Low mood; what is it and what helps
In this webinar, Dr Alistair Dobbin, GP /researcher and Sheila Ross, psychologist and psychotherapist, both from the Foundation For Positive Mental Health, will look at how factors such as sleep, exercise, breathing rhythms, can help relieve low mood. They will explain the relationship between low mood, depression and anxiety and consider some of the differing approaches to treatment, including practical measures, such as breathing. They will introduce you to ‘Feeling Good’ an app available free to you via the National Wellbeing Hub.
Wednesday 27th April 2022 at 13:30-14:30
Wednesday 27th April 2022 at 15:30-16:30


Money worries and financial wellbeing
Financial stress costs us all dearly – the individual, their family and their employer. The pandemic has resulted in many health and social care staff being worried about their personal finances and financial stability generally. Money worries can impact your well-being or that of someone in your team and often it is not easy for people in these circumstances to ask for help and support with such issues. In this webinar, Kevin Duffy, Scotland Partnership Manager with the Money and Pensions Service (MaPS), will provide an updated overview of the Money and Pensions Service (MaPS) and highlight some of the free information and resources available on MoneyHelper to support financial wellbeing.
MaPS is an arm’s-length body sponsored by the Department for Work and Pensions and engages with HM Treasury on policy matters relating to financial capability and debt advice. Its mission is to ensure everyone in the UK can easily access the information they need to make the right financial decisions for them throughout their lives, making the most of their money and pensions.
Thursday 28th April 2022 at 14:00-15:00