33 episodes

This podcast is produced by Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. It is aimed at our service users, their carers, and our own staff. Our Trust provides physical and mental health, learning disability, and adult social care services across Staffordshire and Shropshire. We also provide drug and alcohol services in prisons and community settings across England.

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This podcast is produced by Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. It is aimed at our service users, their carers, and our own staff. Our Trust provides physical and mental health, learning disability, and adult social care services across Staffordshire and Shropshire. We also provide drug and alcohol services in prisons and community settings across England.

    Community Mental Health Transformation (Staffordshire): Dynamic Purchasing System

    Community Mental Health Transformation (Staffordshire): Dynamic Purchasing System

    In this episode we will be focusing on the Dynamic Purchasing System which is part of the transformation of community mental health services in South Staffordshire.

    A transcript of this episode is available by clicking this link.

    • 9 min
    Big SOOTHE Week: Men's Mental Health

    Big SOOTHE Week: Men's Mental Health

    Paul Jackson (Project Lead for the Wellbeing and Recovery College) is joined by Will Estall (a British Army Veteran) as they discuss their own mental health. They come along very different life journeys to this point, with Will having served in Afghanistan and Paul having worked as an author and Illustrator in the automotive industry. They start with some of the key reasons that may prevent men from feeling comfortable with openly discussing these subjects, then on to the traumas and events they have encountered, through to some of the life tools they have used for coping and living a better life.​​​​​​​

    A transcript of this episode is available by clicking this link.

    • 33 min
    Big SOOTHE Week: Reflections from the Front Line

    Big SOOTHE Week: Reflections from the Front Line

    Richard Bagnall, from the Staff Psychological Wellbeing Hub, is joined by members of the team to share and reflect on their different roles and experiences during the pandemic. Some of their reflections include how it impacted upon them, their roles and their families.

    • 30 min
    Big SOOTHE Week: An Episode from a Prison in Yorkshire

    Big SOOTHE Week: An Episode from a Prison in Yorkshire

    In this episode we join Avril Culley, Kayleigh Riley and Laura Hughes from the Inclusion Yorkshire Prisons Teams. They’ll be discussing their experience of working through the pandemic in various prison settings, the challenges they had to deal with, and insights they have gained.

    • 17 min
    Big SOOTHE Week: What are Schwartz Rounds?

    Big SOOTHE Week: What are Schwartz Rounds?

    Katy Montgomery and Carolyn Gavin join us from the Trust’s Schwartz Steering Group to discuss their experience of Schwartz Rounds, their plan to help launch, and their hopes around the benefits it can bring to both clinical and non-clinical staff throughout the Trust. Members of staff are invited to join a live Q&A with Carolyn and Alison Bussey to be held on Thursday 16 September at 11:30.

    • 6 min
    Big SOOTHE Week: A Kindness Conversation

    Big SOOTHE Week: A Kindness Conversation

    Lyse Edwards (Head of Operations for the Children and Families Care Group) in conversation with Dr Bob Klaber (Consultant General Paediatrician and Director of Strategy, Research and Innovation at Imperial College) talk about the importance of kindness in the workplace.

    • 24 min

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