Managers working in social care often prioritise everyone else’s needs above their own but it’s important to remember that looking after your own wellbeing in order to the lead towards the best outcomes and prevent burnout is essential. This involves exploring self-management techniques that really work for you and will support you in your ambition to support everyone else.
West Sussex Mind has over 50 years of experience in supporting our local community and we can help professionals, schools, businesses and parents and carers with a wide range of learning.
From strategies to support your teenager with anxiety or learning to improve the workplace experience around mental health, to two-day Mental Health First Aid courses or bite-size e-learning, we have something for everyone.
This course explores the role of strategising to build resilience to the challenges that many individuals and organisations face today.
During the series of three Finding the Leader Within online masterclasses, we will help you find your own level of leadership resilience and build on it, enabling you to bounce back from adversity more easily. You will discover how to manage your internal dialogue to support rather than hinder you, explore being adaptive and authentic, and consider how to lead from within.
Each session is designed to help you to thrive and grow as a leader. Whether you are new to leadership or have been leading for some time, there is something for you.
Do you know:
If one or more of your answers to the above is no, come and join Dr Linda Edwards and Simon Phillips for three action packed masterclasses to discover the leader you truly are.
Leadership is about listening (to yourself and others), making clear decisions, taking action appropriately while looking after yourself. Each session is designed to help you to thrive and grow as a leader. Whether you are new to leadership or have been leading for some time, there is something for you.
Mental health awareness has come a long way in recent years. High profile campaigns with well-known people sharing their stories have all helped to reduce stigma, leading to record numbers of people deciding to ask for help to improve their mental health.
Yet despite improvements in mental health awareness and more and more people feeling comfortable asking for help when they need it, this is not true for everyone.
There is no shame in asking for help. It’s not a sign of weakness, it is a sign of strength.
You might not even know what is wrong (many people don’t), but just one conversation with the Health in Mind team can be hugely helpful, and be the start of a better future.
Removing the taboos: how men are finding the courage to tackle mental health
Build a culture where people thrive with one-on-one behavioural health coaching, therapy, self-care activities, and a robust EAP — all on one easy-to-use platform.
Supporting your people to reduce stress, dial down anxiety, improve sleep, eat better, improve focus and boost resilience.
Who are we
A collective board of owners, directors and managers who share a wealth of skills and experience within the health & social care sector.
Join the RCA
Do you know about the Skills for Care registered manager networks and the benefits of attending?
We’re holding a brand-new event on Thursday 14 September aimed at managers from adult social care services who do not attend a local network and want to learn more. We support over 140 networks across England and at this event, we’ll provide more details about how the networks are run, the benefits of attending, and how we continue to raise the profile of registered managers. The event will also include taster sessions where we will talk about topics, issues and challenges that matter to you.
⇨ Learn more
Employers have a duty of care to support employee’s health, safety, and wellbeing to the best of their ability. As a manager or leader operating in the health and care sector and during the Covid-19 pandemic, you might recognise the daily challenges staff face and therefore the importance of doing all we can to support mental wellbeing.
You can contact the hub to gain support for your wellbeing if you work directly for the NHS or deliver NHS services, such as cleaning staff. We also support those working in CQC registered social care organisations and those working in healthcare roles within VCSE (Voluntary, Community, and Social Enterprise) organisations. Complete a self-assessment about how you are feeling and book a confidential initial appointment with a member of the team.
The majority of middle-managers today are burnt out. Reactive interventions only go so far and do not address the underlying causes. For organisations looking to build a healthy, high-performing culture, proactive approaches to managers’ mental health are a must.
WSPiC was initially formed as the West Sussex Forum, in the early 2000’s. In 2014 we re-branded as West Sussex Partners in Care, a not for profit organisation that will work in partnership with our key stakeholders including Care Providers, West Sussex County Council and CCGs.
We represent all independent providers of care in West Sussex, knowing that the pressures faced by the care industry can be alleviated through co-working to achieve collective aims.