Our interactive wellbeing courses are designed specifically for ICU staff.

The following short courses will run throughout 2022:

For any further information please contact us at wellbeing@ics.ac.uk

The Thrive at Work Series

We have designed a series of courses tailored specifically to ICU staff and their clinical experiences. These are delivered online and facilitated live by trained psychologists. The events will be run for free throughout 2022. ICU staff of all professions can sign up for the modules below. The sessions advertised during the second half of 2022 will be the final sessions in this series.

The job of a team leader or manager is a challenging but rewarding one. It can be hard to know how to get the best out of your team and support them well. In this session we offer you ways of understanding your team’s mindset and supporting their mental health.

Duration - 1.5 hours

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Final session dates:
Thursday 20 October - 9.30-11am BST

Teamwork makes the dream work - what does that look like in practice? In this session, we’ll be presenting the evidence base from psychology for understanding what is happening in your team when they are under stress, and how we can use team working to promote better places to work.

Duration - 1.5 hours

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Final session date:

Thursday 15 September - 9.30-11am BST

We all know we should take better care of ourselves, but do we understand the psychological mechanisms behind it? In this course your knowledge of how you respond to stresses at work will become clearer and taking the right actions for you to improve how you manage stress at work. 

Duration - 1.5 hours

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Final session dates:

Thursday 22 September - 9.30-11am BST
Thursday 17 November - 9.30-11am GMT

Burnout is often spoken about in intensive care, but do we really understand what it means? Its more than feeling tired. In this half day session, you will learn the research and evidence base behind burnout syndrome, how it is an occupational phenomenon rather than a medical condition, and, importantly, understand the science of motivation and engagement to alleviate your experience of burnout.

Duration - 3.5 hours (including a short break)

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Final session date:

Thursday 6 October - 9.30am-1pm BST

Sometimes we need a little bit longer to work through what’s happening in our minds, and our reactions to what we experience at work. These sessions take place across four weeks to learn as a group of peers about your responses to stress, and how you can better cope with work. You will understand more about how your mind works, alongside the opportunity to share experiences with peers experiencing the same thing. 

Duration - 4 x 1.5 hour sessions

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Module no longer available

New Thrive at Work Modules

Leading for patient wellbeing and rehabilitation

This module will help you think about engaging patients in acute rehabilitation on the ICU, and how to work together as a team to ensure patient wellbeing.

Available dates:

Thursday 8 September 2022 - 11am-12.30pm BST

Thursday 10 November 2022 - 11am - 12.30pm GMT

Suicide: how to respond and care for your team

As part of suicide awareness week, we will discuss the difficult topic of suicide, with accounts of teams who have been directly impacted, and advice for psychological first aid through the launch of our suicide first aid kit. Chair: Dr Julie Highfield

Available dates:

9 September 2022 - 12-1pm BST

Reflecting upon myself as a clinical leader

A teaching and reflection session, where a psychologist will guide you through some reflective exercises as individuals and as a group.

Available dates:

19 October 2022 - 10-11.30am BST

14 December 2022 - 10-11.30am GMT

Additional courses

Peer support

We are currently running a Peer Support training programme.

For details, please contact wellbeing@ics.ac.uk

ICU Leadership

A five day course over six months. Designed for Clinical Directors, Band 8 nurse managers, AHP managers. We are currently arranging our first course for Spring 2021.

Please express your interest via wellbeing@ics.ac.uk