Family Nursing & Home Care hosted a wellbeing conference entitled ‘Valuing Care: Valuing Wellbeing’ on Friday 6th May 2022

By Family Nursing & Home Care
Friday 06 May 2022

This one day conference was held at the Pomme D’Or hotel and was well received by all those that attended who provided positive feedback.

The event encompassed a full day of presentations and activities, with a host of sessions throughout the day, which aimed to explore how colleague wellbeing should be structured and prioritised in the workplace in order to ensure colleagues feel encouraged, enabled and supported.

The conference included a range of guest speakers including Dr Crystal Oldman, Chief Executive of the Queen’s Nursing Institute, who addressed wellbeing in the workforce and Paul Devlin & Nicola Pointer from the NHS Kindness & Positivity Network, who discussed the science of power and kindness. Roy Lilley, a health policy analyst, writer, broadcaster and commentator on the National Health Service and social issues joined the event via video link providing the audience with food for thought on the subject of staff wellbeing.

Alongside speaker presentations, the conference also hosted a series of workshops, from ‘Tap away the Tiger,’ an EFT tapping workshop designed to reduce stress, to Tai Chi for health, and Mindfulness.  There were plenty of opportunities for audience participation to get involved and boost their wellness knowledge.

At FNHC we recognise a healthy organisational culture is one where open and honest communication exists at all levels, and where colleagues feel encouraged, enabled and supported to deal with the often difficult and highly complex situations they face when caring for others. It is one where mistakes are understood, where a blame culture is not allowed to flourish and where mutual respect is established.

We understand that focussing on the wellbeing of islanders will support the development of a healthy and happy island community. Our conference will focus on the tools and strategies which individuals and organisations can deploy to enhance wellbeing and develop resilience.

We know that now is the time to prioritise workplace wellbeing to ensure colleagues are supported and happy in their roles, ultimately creating a positive working environment.

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