This practical interactive workshop will encourage you to explore your vocal potential through breathwork, gentle physical warm ups and vocal exercises. Interwoven with voice care advice and how to use your voice effectively, you may even discover your singing voice if you haven’t already.
A gentle yoga workshop for beginners. This taster session will give you an experience of whether yoga is something you might like to pursue or recommend to those you care for.
A wonderful gentle session to nurture your wellbeing and support you in your important work with others.
You will discover and experience a range of easy to use self care practices that you can take forward and use for yourself and share with others. Based on Capacitar International wellbeing practices including mindfulness, Tai Chi, acupressure and breathing. Suitable for everyone.
A taster session to free up imagination and spontaneity through the age-old art of storytelling.
This one-hour introductory workshop will encourage participants, in a fun, relaxed and informative manner, to share nursing anecdotes. Nurses have so many stories to tell, and share. This workshop will guide people in finding natural ways of expressing these stories and bringing them to life.
Everyone is a storyteller and everyone a listener. With guidance from a professional storyteller people will come away with a greater understanding of what the art and craft of storytelling is, and hopefully a confidence in sharing their own stories.
While this taster workshop will stand alone as a creative and nourishing experience, it will also act as a seed for further developments with nursing storytelling, leading, later in the year, to a performance at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, where, it is hoped, a few nurses will feel inspired and emboldened to step onto the stage and share some gems of nursing stories.
This workshop will give participants an opportunity:
- to share their experiences and clinical practice perspectives of working with patients and clients who are living with food insecurity;
- find out more about who is affected by food insecurity in Scotland, and consider its impact on their health and well-being;
- to discuss the implications arising from the current situation; for community-based nurses, and the nursing profession in general.
The workshop brings together Dr Flora Douglas from The School of Nursing and Midwifery, Robert Gordon University, Bill Gray from NHS Health Scotland and Andrew Strong from The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) who will contribute some up-to-date academic research, national health improvement policy and third sector perspectives.
This workshop will consider what we mean by belonging and compassion and how it is relevant in our own lives and for those for whom we care. The workshop will help us to explore the fears that we all have, but don’t often share and facilitate a compassionate response for ourselves and others. The workshop will also draw on relevant books and poetry that are related to compassion and wellbeing.
This workshop will touch briefly on the extent of the drug death crisis in Scotland with an invitation for participants to approach this from a whole systems perspective and to explore as to how the role of the nurse and the assets of this role can be effective in being catalysts for effective systems thinking and change.
This June, QNIS and The National Lottery Community Fund will open applications for the fifth round of our Catalysts for Change programme: http://www.qnis.org.uk/catalysts-for-change/. We offer up to £5,000, plus a great deal of in-kind support, to help each project succeed.
These 2020/21 community nurse-led projects will be remarkably diverse, but the common thread will be preventing, mitigating or overcoming the health inequalities you see and want to tackle. This session will give you the inside story on how you can prepare for this opportunity to become a Catalyst for Change.
How a trauma lens can improve our vision
Community nurses are in a powerful and influential position in terms of the contribution they can make to the compassionate understanding of trauma and its effects through the relationships they build and the understanding and attunement they have with families and communities. This workshop will examine the impact of psychological trauma and adversity and the effect it can have on health and wellbeing across the lifespan. Experiences of psychological trauma and adversity are significant in terms of their role in many of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality, mental health, poor social outcomes and limited educational and occupational opportunities. This workshop will explore the role of the community nurse as part of the buffering and protective factors to increase resilience and recovery.
Nurses are in the frontline of dealing with the effects of poverty and its impact on health, from infancy to old age. Huge changes have taken place in social security at UK level over the past decade and now the Scottish Government is using its limited powers to introduce new benefits in Scotland. Find out more about what impact this will have on poverty and what you can do in your role to reduce health inequalities.
Our interactive workshop will:
- Outline overall progress and process in Excellence in Care nationally
- How are we are we planning to measure community nursing and why?
- How will this lead to improved care?
- Quality assurance for nursing – what does this look like in our CAIR dashboard?
Namaste Care is a sensory based program that integrates nursing care with meaningful activities to provide person centred, peaceful and relaxing experiences for patients with advanced dementia. ‘Namaste’ is a Hindu greeting which literally means to honour the spirit within. Jo Hockley, Lesley Wylie and Lorna Reid will share their experiences.