Keeping Well in South East London are now able to offer reflective spaces for social care staff and teams. We are able to come and visit you at your place of work and offer adapted sessions to fit your team's needs.

Part of our offer includes:

  • Lunch
  • Funding for backfill/agency staff to cover any staff absences of those attending the session
  • Adapted session lengths to meet your needs, e.g. 2x 1.5 hour sessions, or one half-day session.

The reflective spaces on offer are: Professional Tree of Life and Schwartz Rounds. Click below for further information. If you would like to register your interest for one or both of these spaces, please email slm-tr.keepingwell.sel@nhs.net.

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Tree of Life workshops originated in Zimbabwe as part of therapeutic work with traumatised communities (Ncube-Mlilo and Denborough, 2007). It is a form of narrative practice that supports people to tell stories of themselves in ways that make them stronger. 

During this half-day workshop, staff will be encouraged to reflect on their relationship to their work, the professional identities they share and co-create at work and how these contribute to each others’ working lives, the team and the services.  

The stories gathered from a Professional Tree of Life workshop can help teams to remember and reconnect to the values that brought them to this work, the individual skills and strengths of each team member, and the team as a whole.

The Professional Tree of Life uses the power of the metaphor of the tree and its forest to embody the statement ‘we are stronger in a forest and greater than the sum of our parts if we stand together and support each other’. 

 

Schwartz Rounds are 1 hour group reflective practice forums that give staff from all disciplines, clinical and non-clinical, an opportunity to reflect on the emotional and social aspects of working in healthcare.

The purpose of Rounds is to understand the challenges and rewards that are intrinsic to providing care, not to solve problems or to focus on the clinical aspects of patient care.

Rounds can support staff feel more confident in their jobs, allowing them the time and space to reflect on their roles. Evidence shows that staff who attend Rounds feel less stressed and isolated, with increased insight and appreciation for each other’s roles. Also, Rounds help to reduce hierarchies between staff and to focus attention on relational aspects of care.

Schwartz Rounds can take place virtually or in a location of your choosing, e.g. in your care home.