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Member Webinars

Welcome to our Member's Webinar Hub. We have a range of exciting webinars throughout the year focussed on Health and Wellbeing and Education and Training.

Our aim is for these webinars to offer our members access to exclusive content covering a comprehensive range of topics to support you with Continued Professional Development and personal growth.

We are currently planning our webinar series for 2024/2025. Check back here soon for an update...

Past Webinars

Date: 22 March 2024

Time: 12:00-13:30

Theme: Health & Wellbeing

Topic: 8 Steps to Better Sleep

In Partnership with Super Wellness

Audience: All Bank Members

More Information:

Investigate a checklist of potential sleep thieves, from nocturnal blood sugar fluctuations to hormones and create your personal plan to get a better night sleep better now!

Sleep is vitally important to our health and wellbeing and the benefits in the workplace of a good night’s shuteye are hard to overestimate. But why do some people struggle to get good sleep?

Who it’s for:
Anyone who fails to regularly get good restorative sleep and wants to learn how to get a better nights sleep, whether they struggle to fall asleep, stay asleep, or wake up feeling unrefreshed

What our better sleep webinar covers:
In this webinar, you will be guided to play ‘sleep detective’, ticking off your personal checklist of potential sleep thieves, from nocturnal blood sugar fluctuations to hormonal reasons. You will be encouraged to build a personal action plan as the webinar unfolds. We’ll take a look at:

  • The role of good sleep: why it’s vital for health, happiness and performance
  • The effects a lack of sleep can have on our physical and mental health
  • The key nutrition and lifestyle factors which influence your sleep quality, whether it’s the anxiety which many are experiencing during the Covid-19 pandemic or others you may not
    be familiar with such as nutrient intake and timing
  • 8 practical steps you can take to help you achieve sound, restorative sleep

Key outcomes:
You will be invited to formulate your personal action plan for how to get a good night’s sleep, including sleep hygiene, exercise choices, healthy cooking, and meal planning. Be prepared for a truly fresh perspective on sleep which can be life-changing!

Keep an eye out of your exclusive email invite approximately three weeks before this webinar.

Date: 25 January 2024

Time: 14:00-15:00

Theme: Education & Training

Topic: NMC Revalidation - It's easier thank you think!

Presenter: Hannah Manners

Audience: Registered Nurses

Areas covered:
What is Revalidation?
What do you need to complete?
Where do I begin?
What steps do I take

During this Webinar we will simplify this and give you some helpful hints, tips and tricks for successful revalidation! We’re with you, every step of the way.

Keep an eye out of your exclusive email invite approximately three weeks before this webinar.

 

Date:12 January 2023

Time: 12:00-13:30

Theme: Health & Wellbeing

Topic: Good Gut Health

In Partnership with Super Wellness

Audience: All Bank Members

More Information:

Who this good gut health workshop is for:
Everyone!

What it covers:
Have you ever wondered what the term good ‘gut health’ actually means? Many of us are now familiar with the idea that supporting our digestive health is essential to overall health but how do we know if we need to support our gut and where do we start without falling for marketing and media tricks? This good gut health webinar aims to bring you up to speed with the latest science on our gut microbiota, provide an insight into signs and symptoms that may indicate gut issues and of course provide lots of tips on how to improve digestive health.

We take a look at:

  • The gut microbiota – its role in supporting good gut health including immune system regulation, mental health exploring the gut-brain connection and even helping to regulate appetite
  • How to notice when things aren’t right – a brief overview of some key digestive issues from bloating to heartburn
  • What causes digestive problems – a surprising number of areas can influence our gut health from food intolerances to processed foods to stress
  • 5 Key Nutritional Tips for good gut health – science has highlighted key areas that we can all focus on to improve the health of our gut. We highlight 5 essential recommendations such as increasing the variety of our plant based foods, minimising high sugar foods and including fermented foods in our daily diets

Keep an eye out of your exclusive email invite approximately three weeks before this webinar.

Date: 19th December 2023

Time: 14:00-15:30

Theme: Education and Training

Topic: End of Life Care

In Partnership with Sue Ryder

Audience: All Care Support Workers, spaces are limited with a maximum capacity of 250

We at NHS Professionals have partnered with Sue Ryder to create a safe space where we can explore the topic of palliative and end-of-life care with a webinar which works towards Demystifying Death and Dying.

In this webinar we aim too:

  • Raise awareness of death & dying terminology and some key national guidance for palliative & end-of-life care.
  • Recognise the importance of language relating to death & dying, and the need for sensitive & timely communication.
  • Appreciate the importance of wellbeing when working in end-of-life care and begin to identify ideas to aid wellbeing.

Please note: Although this webinar is open to all NHS Professionals Bank Member, spaces are very limited at 250 and this will be on a first come first serve basis 

Keep an eye out of your exclusive email invite approximately three weeks before this webinar.

Date: 5th December 2023

Time: 10:30-12:00

Theme: Education and Training

Topic: Therapeutic Observations and Engagement: Sleeping on Duty

Presenter: Daisy Maradzika - NHS Professionals Senior Mental Health Nurse for Quality & Improvement

Audience: Bank Members working in a Mental Health setting

Therapeutic: having a healing effect; tending to make a person healthier (Cambridge Dictionary).

Therapeutic observation and engagement are key aspects of intensive care in acute mental health environments. The approach should be utilised where individuals are at significant risk of harm to themselves or others, due to being mentally unwell at a point in their hospital stay.

Care Support Workers and Nurses engaging in observation, require a caring and professional attitude, good interpersonal ability, skilled observational skills, and lots of positive effort and patience.

As it is often a critical time in someone's illness, it is important that we develop those skills and support members in this engagement. This webinar will cover tips and techniques for supporting patients and help you feel more confident in administering care during these critical times.

We will also cover the impact of sleeping on duty with regards to patient safety and quality care including the importance of your wellbeing before and during a shift.

 

Keep an eye out of your exclusive email invite approximately three weeks before this webinar.

Date: 21st November 2023

Time: 14:00-15:30

Theme: Health & Wellbeing

Topic: Understanding & Embracing the Menopause

Audience: All Bank Members

In partnership with SuperWellness

More information:
Gain a clear understanding of exactly what happens to your body and your hormones both in the lead up to, and at the menopause.
Understand the symptoms associated and how your diet & lifestyle habits can make a profound difference to the way that you feel, whether you’re using HRT or not.

We will look at:

Our 7-point practical nutrition & lifestyle plan to support your body naturally, for a smoother and more enjoyable transition into this wonderful phase of life, including: 

  • Practical and enjoyable nutrition and lifestyle tips to help you look and feel your best, including the importance of phytoestrogens and how to ensure the right intake (and should you be including soya or not)
  • How best to exercise for your hormones, weight management and supporting strong bones, at, during and after the menopause
  • How to eat to support your metabolism, energy, mood and overall health

Keep an eye out of your exclusive email invite approximately three weeks before this webinar.

Date: 3rd November 2023

Time: 12:00-13:00

Theme: Health & Wellbeing

Topic: Financial Wellbeing: Managing the Cost of Living

In Partnership with Better with Money

Audience: All Bank Members

With the increase in energy bills and other essential living costs, most people are beginning to feel the pinch on their finances. This 1 hour webinar will help you create a financial action plan and manage increased costs to reduce money stress.

This webinar will cover:

  • The link between money and health
  • Planning your budget
  • Tips to reduce costs
  • Maximising income
  • Managing debt
  • Help and support available
  • Creating good money habits

Keep an eye out of your exclusive email invite approximately three weeks before this webinar.

Date: 24th November 2023

Time: 14:00-15:30

Theme: Health & Wellbeing

Topic: Understanding & Embracing the Menopause

Audience: All Bank Members

In partnership with SuperWellness

More information:
Gain a clear understanding of exactly what happens to your body and your hormones both in the lead up to, and at the menopause.
Understand the symptoms associated and how your diet & lifestyle habits can make a profound difference to the way that you feel, whether you’re using HRT or not.

We will look at:

Our 7-point practical nutrition & lifestyle plan to support your body naturally, for a smoother and more enjoyable transition into this wonderful phase of life, including: 

  • Practical and enjoyable nutrition and lifestyle tips to help you look and feel your best, including the importance of phytoestrogens and how to ensure the right intake (and should you be including soya or not)
  • How best to exercise for your hormones, weight management and supporting strong bones, at, during and after the menopause
  • How to eat to support your metabolism, energy, mood and overall health

Keep an eye out of your exclusive email invite approximately three weeks before this webinar.

Date: 24th October 2023

Time: 14:00-15:30

Theme: Education and Training

Topic: Dementia Awareness Training

Audience: All Bank Members

In partnership with University of Northampton Dementia Research and Innovation Centre

What is Dementia?

Dementia is a general term for loss of memory, language, problem-solving and other thinking abilities that are severe enough to interfere with daily life, with Alzheimer’s disease being the most common.

There are 850,000 people in the UK diagnosed with dementia – that’s around 1 in 6 people. Those diagnosed with dementia are typically over 80 but studies show that only 43% of people with dementia have actually been diagnosed!

About the Webinar

At NHSP, we are committed to supporting our Bank Members and are passionate about fostering an open environment. We want colleagues to feel comfortable to engage in discussions about Dementia and what it’s like living with it – be that within or outside of work.

Learning Outcomes

Learn
- Learn more about what the term dementia means
Recognise - Recognise the signs and symptoms associated with dementia
Understand - Understand how to communicate more effectively with people with dementia
Recognise - Recognise that people with dementia are uniquely human
Appreciate - The moral, ethical and legal responsibilities associated with people with dementia/carers as vulnerable adults 

 

Keep an eye out of your exclusive email invite approximately three weeks before this webinar.

Date: 29 September 2023

Time: 12:00-13:30

Theme: Health & Wellbeing

Topic: Understanding Anxiety

In Partnership with Super Wellness

Audience: All Bank Members

More Information:

This webinar aims to explore anxiety, its symptoms, and the impact it can have on daily life.

Who it’s for:
We can all be at risk of experiencing anxiety at any point in our lives, so whether you have experience of anxiety or not, this webinar is a useful introduction to understanding this complex issue.

What it covers:
With new pressures and unprecedented changes to contend with, our levels of stress and anxiety have been widely reported to be on the rise globally.

Whilst we can’t change these external factors, learning more about these triggers, as well as internal triggers can help us cope better with challenges.

This webinar explores what is happening in our brain and our body, from key neurotransmitters to expanding science around the microbiome. As well as explaining the stress-sugar-anxiety connection. We then spend time looking at what we can do to support these areas, with:

  • Practical tips for the mind and the importance of talking therapies
  • Practical tips for the body including the benefits of movement
  • How we can embrace our environment to improve resilience and cope with stress
  • Our wide range of takeaway tips and daily practices, from breathing techniques to cold water therapy, aim to provide you with ideas to empower you through changeable and uncertain times

Keep an eye out of your exclusive email invite approximately three weeks before this webinar.

Date: 21 September 2023

Time: 14:00-15:00

Theme: Education & Training

Topic: NMC Revalidation - It's easier thank you think!

Presenter: Suzie Whiting

Audience: Registered Nurses

Areas covered:
What is Revalidation?
What do you need to complete?
Where do I begin?
What steps do I take

During this Webinar we will simplify this and give you some helpful hints, tips and tricks for successful revalidation! We’re with you, every step of the way.

Keep an eye out of your exclusive email invite approximately three weeks before this webinar.

 

Date: 29 August 2023

Time: 15:00-16:30

Theme: Education & Training

Topic: Therapeutic Observation & Engagement 

Presenter: Colman Pyne (Senior Mental Health Nurse - NHS Professionals)

Audience: Bank Members working in a Mental Health setting 

Therapeutic observation and engagement are key aspects of intensive care in acute mental health environments. The approach should be utilised where individuals are at significant risk of harm to themselves or others, due to being mentally unwell at a point in their hospital stay.

Care Support Workers and Nurses engaging in observation, require a caring and professional attitude, good interpersonal ability, skilled observational skills, and lots of positive effort and patience.

As it is often a critical time in someone's illness, it is important that we develop those skills and support members in this engagement. This webinar will cover tips and techniques for supporting patients and help you feel more confident in administering care during these critical times.

Keep an eye out of your exclusive email invite approximately three weeks before this webinar.

Date: 28 June 2023

Time: 12:00-13:30

Theme: Health & Wellbeing

Topic: Food for the Mind

In Partnership with Super Wellness

Audience: All Bank Members

More Information:

This webinar will cover nutrition and lifestyle strategies to boost mental wellbeing, performance and stress resilience.

Recent events have created challenges for many of us on every level: it may be that you are not feeling quite yourself at the moment but not sure why; Do you have that underlying feeling of tension and anxiousness? Struggling to concentrate and your mood is all over the place? Don't worry, you're not alone! If any of the above is true for you, don't miss this webinar full of practical tips.

By making good food choices, it’s possible to influence brain chemistry to feel great every day.  In this high energy, engaging and eye-opening webinar we’ll provide a refreshing new toolkit which you can start using straight away:

Get to know your brain, what it’s made of and how it’s fuelled
Discover the powerful connection between brain and digestion and why ‘gut feeling’ is more than just an expression
Identify which of the four mind-melters could be impacting your mood and brain performance
Get a grasp of the key brain-boosting nutrients to include daily
Tips for increasing the ‘feel-good’ hormone serotonin and the key role of exercise 

 

Keep an eye out of your exclusive email invite approximately three weeks before this webinar.

Date: 25 July 2023

Time: 15:00-16:30

Theme: Education & Training

Topic: Therapeutic Boundaries & Relationships

Presenter: Colman Pyne (Senior Mental Health Nurse - NHS Professionals)

Audience: Bank Members working in a Mental Health setting 

What will be covered?

  • Background
  • Exploration of ideas
  • Boundaries and barriers
  • Good practice and breaches
  • Do's and tips
  • Challenges and resolutions
  • Professional development

Keep an eye out of your exclusive email invite approximately three weeks before this webinar.

Date: 16 March 2023

Time: 14:00-15:00

Theme: Health & Wellbeing

Topic: What I wish People Know about Dementia

SpeakerSunday Times Bestselling author Wendy Mitchell 

Audience: All Bank Members

Areas covered:

There are 850,000 people in the UK diagnosed with dementia – that’s around 1 in 6 people. Those diagnosed with dementia are typically over 80 but studies show that only 43% of people with dementia have actually been diagnosed! Dementia is a general term for loss of memory, language, problem-solving and other thinking abilities that are severe enough to interfere with daily life, with Alzheimer’s disease being the most common.

Wendy Mitchell who, working as a manager in the NHS, showed her first symptoms of dementia aged 56, will be joining us to talk and answer questions about ‘What I wish people know about dementia’, which is the title of her second book, published in 2022.

Keep an eye out of your exclusive email invite approximately three weeks before this webinar.

Date: 24 March 2022

Time: 14:00 – 15:00

Theme: Education & Training

Topic: NMC Revalidation – It’s easier than you think!

Speaker: Trevor Dolan (RN)

Audience: Registered Nurses (BE & BO due to volume)

Areas covered:

  • What is Revalidation?
  • What do you need to complete?
  • Where do I begin?
  • What steps do I take

During this Webinar we will simplify this and give you some helpful hints, tips and tricks for successful revalidation! We’re with you, every step of the way.

Keep an eye out of your exclusive email invite approximately three weeks before this webinar.

Date: 5 April 2022

Time: 14:00 – 15:00

Theme: Education & Training

Topic: Therapeutic Observation & Engagement

Speaker: Coleman Pyne (Senior Mental Health Nurse)

Audience: CSW (all engagement status)

Areas covered:

  • Best practice guidelines
  • What to expect on shift
  • Do’s and Don’t’s

Keep an eye out of your exclusive email invite approximately three weeks before this webinar.

Date: 3 May 2022

Time: 14:00 – 15:00

Theme: Education & Training

Topic: Clinical Supervision for Nurses in Mental Health Environments/em>

Speaker: Coleman Pyne (Senior Mental Health Nurse)

Audience: N&M (all engagement status)

Areas covered:

  • Best practice guidelines
  • Examine current practice
  • Provide support

Keep an eye out of your exclusive email invite approximately three weeks before this webinar.

Date: 7 June 2022

Time: 14:00 – 15:00

Theme: Education & Training

Topic: Maintaining Professional and Therapeutic Relationships in Mental Health Environments

Speaker: Coleman Pyne (Senior Mental Health Nurse)

Audience: N&M (all engagement status)

Areas covered:

  • Best practice guidelines
  • Challenges around inpatient environments
  • Provide support

Keep an eye out of your exclusive email invite approximately three weeks before this webinar.

Date: 17 August 2022

Time: 12:00 – 13:00

Theme: Health & Wellbeing

Topic: Self-Care and Building Resilience

Speaker: Dr Cara Redmond (Clinical Psychologist)

Audience: All Bank Members

Areas covered:

Self-care is increasingly recognised to be paramount in managing the impact of stress and facilitating wellbeing. This webinar will provide information and guidance on promoting personal resilience and how best to recognise and meet our self-care needs more routinely, whilst acknowledging the essential role of relationships and our personal and professional communities. A variety of practical wellbeing toolkit strategies will be provided to help you support your emotional health and increase your resilience.

Keep an eye out of your exclusive email invite approximately three weeks before this webinar.

Date: 31 August 2022

Time: 14:00 – 15:00

Theme: Education & Training

Topic: Practice and Care within a Seclusion Environment – Mental Health Nursing

Speaker: Colman Pynes (Senior Mental Health Nurse at NHSProfessionals)

Audience: RMNs, CSWs & Clinicians working in Mental Health Trusts

Areas covered:

Throughout the webinar we will be looking to develop practice and provide an opportunity for reflection and learning for those who may work within an inpatient ward, utilising a seclusion environment.

Seclusion describes a situation in mental health services, where an individual receives care and treatment away from other patients and confined to a designated room/suite. This intensive-care scenario occurs in mental health services where the person is acutely unwell and there is an immediate, unmanageable risk of harm to others. Seclusion is always used as a last resort, where other interventions have not been sufficient to manage the risk presented.

Care, safety, dignity, containment and professionalism are all key aspects of good nursing care within this often demanding environment. This webinar seeks to explore some of the challenges, review good practice, consider post incident debrief and support, discuss policy, strategies, prioritisation, and teamwork.

Keep an eye out of your exclusive email invite approximately three weeks before this webinar.

Date: 13 October 2022

Time: 12.00 - 13.00

Theme: Health & Wellbeing

Topic: Mental Health Awareness Week – Stress & Anxiety Management

Speaker: Dr Kerry Davison (Clinical Psychologist)

Audience: All Bank Members

Areas covered:

This webinar will help attendees to develop knowledge and understanding of stress and anxiety, including how to recognise, reduce the impact and cope with these feelings. Practical strategies will be provided to help you manage stress and anxiety levels more positively and proactively in order to avoid feeling overwhelmed and experiencing burnout.

Keep an eye out of your exclusive email invite approximately three weeks before this webinar.