In May, KeepingWell NCL are partnering with Islington CAMHS Early Years Service to raise awareness of the issues that can affect staff at home, and how staff can support themselves and their colleagues. They are running free webinars, which all staff are welcome to attend, on the following topics:
Friday 6 May, 1-2pm, via Zoom: Maternal Mental Health and Parental Self-care
Friday 20 May, 1-2pm, via Zoom: Couple Conflict and Abusive Relationships
For many health and care staff, the transition from caring for others to caring for a baby during and after pregnancy can be bumpy. The Maternal Mental Health and Parental Self-Care Webinar is running during Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week to raise awareness among healthcare workers about the challenges this transformative period can bring in parents’ lives. Early Years and Hub practitioners Kate Watchorn and Panos Vythoulkas will discuss common challenges for parents, parental self-care tips, and how the Hub can support individuals and managers seeking support for perinatal mental health difficulties.
In part two of this webinar series, practitioners Fraser Anderson and Panos Vythoulkas will discuss the important topic of couple conflict and how to seek support safely when relationships become abusive. Health and social care workers, particularly women and their children, are just as vulnerable to domestic violence and abuse (DVA) as those they care for: this webinar aims to reduce stigma and raise awareness about DVA among staff and managers, by discussing why this topic has been taboo socially and in the workplace, and providing information on identifying red flags for DVA and seeking support safely.
All staff are welcome to attend one or both of these sessions. Click here to find out more and register