Mental Health: Supporting NHS Workforce Resilience

  • Wednesday, 28 September 2022
  • Pendulum Hotel & Manchester Conference Centre
  • 08:30 - 16:30
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  • Overview

This conference will discuss workforce mental health support schemes which provide fundamental support systems for NHS staff, equipping them with the skills to provide confidential listening services to colleagues; as well as assessing how the 40 new NHS staff mental health hubs across England are performing. There will be further discussions around how a trust can learn and improve when care does not go as expected. This conference will also highlight the actions that are aiming to reduce staff pressures by having ways of improving recruitment and ability of the NHS to keep staff retention at the highest level possible.

Caring for the mental health and psychological wellbeing of the NHS' people is essential in delivering world class care and patient safety. COVID-19 thrust front line NHS staff under a spotlight, but this will still be the case as NHS staff will have to deal with the backlog that. The day-to-day challenges for the NHS Workforce are something that although the worse of the pandemic is behind us, the workload of staff will certainly remain at a high levels and daily pressures will remain for staff.

This conference will furthermore discuss the actions trusts are taking internally and what external support is available. These solutions aim to across the country, help solve issues from retention, wellbeing management, burnout and culture change.

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Registration and Coffee in the Networking Area


Chairs Opening Address


Lucina Rolowicz, Researcher, Nuffield Trust (Invited)

"Collective NHS Response"

Em Wilkinson-BriceActing Chief People Officer, NHS England and Improvement (Invited) 

"Staff Turnover and Retention"

Many companies track turnover closely because it can be a huge cost to replace employees and this is no different in the UK's largest employer the NHS. Find out what strategies the NHS are deploying to retain staff within their services to minimise turnover to its possible lowest level.


Crishni Waring, Chair of Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust and the Midlands Region People Board (Invited)

"Employee Burnout"

Burnout is a state of physical and emotional exhaustion. It can occur when you experience long-term stress in your job, or when you have worked in a physically or emotionally draining role for a long time. This presentation will be talking about how people across the NHS are addressing this very issue.

Common signs of burnout:

  • Feeling tired or drained most of the time
  • Feeling helpless, trapped and/or defeated
  • Feeling detached/alone in the world
  • Having a cynical/negative outlook
  • Self-doubt
  • Procrastinating and taking longer to get things done
  • Feeling overwhelmed

When asked to identify the symptoms of burnout, 85% of UK adults correctly identified symptoms of burnout, while 68% mistakenly identified symptoms of anxiety.


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Question and Answer Session


Coffee in the Networking Area

  • Helen Lambert, Service Lead , Manchester Resilience Hub (confirmed)
  • Dr Ruth Watson, Consultant Clinical Psychologist , Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust (confirmed)
"Wellbeing Support Hubs"

Support hubs have been set up across England to offer NHS staff, at greatest risk of suffering mental health problems as a result of working during the pandemic, access to mental health services.


Speaker TBC, AWARE NI (Invited)

"Active Steps taken to manage wellbeing "

This section will be presenting about a best practice project in the NHS that is working to improve the wellbeing of its staff members in multiple ways to improve performance and reduce employees feeling of stress, anxiety and burnout.


Case Study


Question and Answer Session


Lunch in the Networking Area

A hot, two-course lunch consisting of multiple options will be provided for delegates. We cater for all dietary requirements, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten/dairy-free; just notify us ahead of time should you have any allergens or requirements.


Chair's Afternoon Address


Suzie Bailey, Director of Leadership and Organisational Development for the Kings Fund (Invited)

"Advantages of Compassionate Leadership"

Compassionate leadership involves a focus on relationships through careful listening to, understanding, empathising with and supporting other people, enabling those we lead to feel valued, respected and cared for, so they can reach their potential and do their best work. There is clear evidence that compassionate leadership results in more engaged and motivated staff with high levels of wellbeing, which in turn results in high-quality care. 


Case Study


Question and Answer Session


Afternoon Refreshment Break


Julie Rogers- Deputy Chief Executive / Director of Workforce for NHS Wales (Invited)

"National Best Practice"

Case Study


Question and Answer Session


Chair’s Closing Remarks and Conference Close

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  • Gain 10 CPD Points.
  • Review delivery of recommendations from the workforce implementation plan, the Health and Care Workforce Strategy for England to 2027 and the HEE Mental Wellbeing report; with the opportunity to discuss further contributions from reports among peers, policy makers and NHS staff.
  • Learn more about workforce-lead peer support schemes, humanitarian projects and democratic groups supporting the NHS workforce; equipping NHS staff with fundamental counselling skills, training refugee doctors to safely practice medicine in the UK and strengthening the interaction between doctors, representative bodies and issues affecting delivery of care.
  • Explore initiatives and recommendations to promote openness, transparency and the development of environments where staff feel supported and empowered to learn from situations where care has not gone as expected, to accelerate the rate of care improvement.
  • Understand the research and ethos that has informed the NHS’ new initiatives to safeguarding staff mental health and in doing so, improve patient safety.
  • Network and knowledge-share.
  • Discuss policy initiatives developed to improve conditions for the NHS workforce, including the Workforce Race Equality Standard, making recommendations as to how NHS organisations can close gaps in workplace inequalities; and Homes for NHS Staff – designed to ease access to affordable housing for staff employed within the NHS by securing an offer of first refusal on affordable homes developed on land owned or being disposed of by the NHS estate.
  • Learn how to identify and anticipate potential MH issues as well as promoting – and leading – team dialogues around stress, anxiety and depression.
  • Assess organisation best-practice against new frameworks designed to identify room for improvement and recommend appropriate action.
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who will attend

Acute and Community Mental Health Services
Allied Health Professionals
Area Managers
Business / Service Development Managers
Care Co-Ordinators
Chief Constables
Chief Executives and Assistant Chief Executives
Clinical Commissioning Group Members
Chairs of NHS Trust Board
Clinical Commissioning Groups
Directors / Heads of Nursing

Directors / Heads of Public Health
Directors / Heads of Adult Social Services
Directors / Heads of Children’s Social Services
Directors / Heads of Finance
General Practitioners and Practice Managers
Heads of Commissioning
Heads of Service
Heads of Strategy
Heads of Supported Employment
Health and Wellbeing Boards and Managers
Housing Associations
Medical Directors / Officers
Social Workers