Health & Wellbeing Podcast

We are creating a series of podcasts under the umbrella of The Health and Wellbeing Podcast. Subscribe to the Health & Wellbeing Podcast series below.

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Championing Health and Wellbeing across Dentistry

Over the past few years the signs of deterioration in the health and mental wellbeing of frontline dentistry staff have increased.

This episode outlines some of the work that has been undertaken through a programme to develop a network of Health and Wellbeing Champions, not only supporting our staff but also having a positive effect on our patients who may be experiencing stress and anxiety.

Our guest in the latest episode of the Health & Wellbeing Podcast is Beverley Moorhouse, Dental Education Programme Manager at Health Education England North West @NHSHEE_NWest.

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Understanding resilience in General Practice

Resilience is a term often used in the healthcare sector, especially in the last few years as we’ve dealt with the pandemic.

In the latest episode of the Health & Wellbeing Podcast 🎙Lynn Marsland @MarslandL speaks to GP Lucy Martin who has carried out research into resilience in General Practice.

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Insight into … Menopause and the workplace

As part of the GM Health & Wellbeing Podcast series, we have created a mini-series of discussions exploring the topics that you have told us matter to you.

In this last special episode, GM Wellbeing Toolkit creator Sheni Ravji-Smith @sheniravjismith is joined by Dr Cath Munro @CathNhs, who has been working as a GP in Stockport for the last 17 years.

Cath shares her insights about how we can look after ourselves through menopause in the workplace, and the things that we might want to pay attention to keep ourselves well.

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Insight into … Bereavement, grief and suicide

As part of the GM Health & Wellbeing Podcast series, we have created a mini-series of discussions exploring the topics that you have told us matter to you. It’s hosted by GM Wellbeing Toolkit creator Sheni Ravji-Smith @sheniravjismith, whose guests share insights into different aspects of wellbeing.

In this episode of the podcast Sheni is joined by Bereavement and Suicide Prevention lead Adele Owen to discuss bereavement, grief and suicide and what we can do to find help.

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Insight into … Musculoskeletal Impacts of Work

As part of the GM Health & Wellbeing Podcast series, we have created a mini-series of discussions exploring the topics that you have told us matter to you. It’s hosted by GM Wellbeing Toolkit creator Sheni Ravji-Smith @sheniravjismith, whose guests share insights into different aspects of wellbeing.

The second episode focuses on the importance of paying attention to how our bodies react to our working environments – whether on your feet on a busy practice or ward; or working remotely at a laptop for most of the day.

Sheni is joined by John Brady @johnbrady74 from GreaterSport, and Stephen Lunt @StephenLunt from the Business Hub Group @the_bhg to explore what we can do to build in more activity workplaces and better movement into our working days.

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Insight into … Wellbeing Champions

As part of the GM Health & Wellbeing Podcast series, we have created a mini-series of discussions exploring the topics that you have told us matter to you. It’s hosted by GM Wellbeing Toolkit creator Sheni Ravji-Smith @sheniravjismith, whose guests share insights into different aspects of wellbeing.

This first episode focuses on the importance of Wellbeing Champions to help shift the cultures we need for good wellbeing across our work places.

Sheni is joined by Michelle Maloney @michellemalon12 from GM Health & Social Care Partnership, and Wellbeing Champion Ann Carey, who is a clinical lead at Wrightington Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust @WWLNHS.

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Effectively Managing Change

The Covid pandemic has brought about unprecedented change in all aspects of our work and personal lives. You may find some of the changes you’ve had to make have been hugely beneficial but there is likely to be a lot of uncertainty too.

However Change is unavoidable and part of life itself – nevertheless we’re often not properly equipped to deal with it or struggle to manage our reactions to it.

Our guest for this episode of the Health and Wellbeing podcast is Louise Gelder @lougelder, Senior Improvement and Leadership Advisor with Aqua, who offers some amazing insights and advice about effectively managing change. 

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Wellbeing: Getting the basics right

In this episode of the Health and Wellbeing podcast, we hear first hand about a very personal experience of wellbeing.Rusty Carroll @ParamedRusty is an NHS leader, clinician and PTSD survivor. He’s been very open about this mental health and has a deep understanding into the importance of healthy wellbeing in an organisation. 

You can read Rusty’s blogs here: https://www.stemlynsblog.org/author/rcarroll and listen to his podcast: https://litfl.com/jellybean-040-with-a-man-called-rusty/ https://phemcast.co.uk/2017/03/28/broken-impact-on-the-rescuer/

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How new leaders can become great leaders in supporting health and wellbeing

If you’re a manager at any level, especially a new one, it can be a challenging role to navigate, especially as we continue to work under the constraints of the pandemic. How you lead a team can have a significant impact on their health and wellbeing.

In the latest episode of the Health & Wellbeing podcast Lynn Marsland’s guest is Dr. Becci Pierce, Advancing Quality Programme Manager with Aqua, an NHS health and care quality improvement organisation. Becci discusses her experience of leading and being managed and offers 5 tops tips for anyone taking on a new management role within in the NHS. 

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Touch 10: My mental wellbeing

As a line manager do you feel confident talking to a member of staff about their mental health and wellbeing? As a staff member, how valuable would it be to speak to your manager about how your feeling, especially if they were able to help in a practical way?

And, as an individual, how aware are you of what’s happening with your own mental health and wellbeing?

Created with guidance from line managers and staff in the Greater Manchester area, Touch 10 and the Personal Wellbeing Barometer aim to stimulate open and honest conversations … and provide a way of tracking your own mental wellbeing … with the  aim of nipping potential problems in the bud before they develop into something bigger and more problematic.

In the latest episode of the Health & Wellbeing podcast Janet Castrogiovani is joined by Lynn Marsland to discuss Touch 10 and the Personal Wellbeing Barometer, tools to stimulate conversations to provide a way of tracking your own mental wellbeing.

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Psychological safety within the NHS

You’ll hear Amy quoted a lot in this fascinating episode and find out why psychological safety is so important in the workplace – especially one as complex as the NHS.

“Psychological safety is a belief that one will not be punished or humiliated for speaking up with ideas, questions, concerns or mistakes.” That was said by Amy Edmonson, Organisational Behavioural scientist at Harvard. 

Lynn Marsland’s guest on the fourth episode of the podcast is Pete Ledwith, Quality Improvement Programme Lead with AQuA and an expert in psychological safety.

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Introduction to Mindfulness

If you’re feeling even a little bit run down at the moment, just listening to the voice of today’s guest of the Health and Wellbeing Podcast will help you unwind.

Ian Rigg is a mindfulness and meditation expert. He’s been talking to our host Lynn Marsland about what inspired his mindfulness journey and giving you some simple, practical tips to help you unwind – both at work and in your personal life.

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Greater Manchester Resilience Hub

In the second episode of the Health and Wellbeing Podcast Lynn Marsland speaks to Dr. Ruth Watson from the Greater Manchester Resilience Hub.

Run by qualified mental health and psychology professionals, the hub provides free wellbeing and mental health support to all health and care staff (including their immediate families) who live or work in Greater Manchester.

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Greater Manchester Wellbeing Toolkit

We kick off this new series talking about the Greater Manchester Health and Care Partnership online Toolkit for workforce wellbeing – freely available to everyone working within a primary care setting in GM. 

Lynn Marsland is joined by Sheni Ravji-Smith who is the Head of System OD, Leadership & Wellbeing at the Partnership.

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Greater Manchester Wellbeing Toolkit

The Greater Manchester Wellbeing Toolkit provides advice on keeping well physically, practically and psychologically, as well as top tips on how you can support those around you and seek help for yourself or someone you know when it’s needed.

Whether you work on site or work from home, or a mixture of the two, there are guides on introducing a ‘Buddy Network’ in your team, a debriefing guide to help you make the transition from work to home at the end of the day, as well as tips for improving your sleep and reducing stress.

For more information about the Greater Manchester wellbeing toolkit visit the GM Wellbeing Toolkit or download it.