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Time to Talk Day is this Thursday!

Time to Talk Day is this Thursday!

This Time to Talk day we want to encourage you all to find space for a quality chat with friends and colleagues. Whilst the pandemic continues to challenge us there is one thing that is clear – our way through is by sharing our story, connecting with and supporting each other.

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We need your help – feature in our #TeamDCHS Christmas Cracker!

We need your help – feature in our #TeamDCHS Christmas Cracker!

What a year it’s been, for all kinds of reasons! As we approach Christmas, we’d like to round off 2020 with another #TeamDCHS video featuring you and everyone who makes this organisation the wonderful place it is. The film will look back at 2020, reflect and celebrate. It’ll connect us and give us the lift we all need, bringing a bit of festive cheer to us all via our computer screens or phones. This is where you come in…

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Free confidential support and advice from Relate

Free confidential support and advice from Relate

Relate, the leading relationships charity, is offering all staff delivering NHS services in the Midlands a free 30 minute webchat or phone call with a Relationships and Wellbeing Advisor.

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Stay connected at Christmas

Stay connected at Christmas

If you are working through the festive period and your office, whether virtual or physical, is feeling a bit quiet then don’t have your brew on your own, join our regular morning Cuppa & Connect call where you can take some time to chat with others across the trust, and our wellbeing team.

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Your way to wellbeing this winter - support options available to you

Your way to wellbeing this winter - support options available to you

Heading into winter, with a second wave of the pandemic and all the usual winter challenges it is so important that we are able to prioritise our wellbeing. We appreciate how challenging this can be so we have a range of options to support you with this. Click here to view our new poster to help with your way to wellbeing this winter.

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Delivering on Inclusion @ DCHS - next event 17 November!

Delivering on Inclusion @ DCHS - next event 17 November!

‘Delivering on Inclusion @ DCHS’ – conference and workshops open for registration: This conference takes place on 20 October and promises to be an insightful day where you’ll hear about the role of our staff networks and learn more about our popular reverse mentoring programme. Details of how to register and the full agenda is here. The first in an exciting series of six educational workshops, hosted by our staff networks, has also been arranged and will be on the topic of ‘unconscious bias’. There are two dates available for this workshop, details below. For more details - E: dchst.equality@nhs.net   Wednesday 21 Oct, 11:00am – 12:30pm – book here Wednesday 11 Nov, 11:15am – 12:45pm – book here.

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What did you do for you today? Focusing on our wellbeing this winter!

What did you do for you today? Focusing on our wellbeing this winter!

As we head in to Lockdown 2 it is important we take some time to focus on our wellbeing. As a Trust we will be sharing a host of content to support your wellbeing and we also want to hear from you! We’re asking 'What did you do for you today?' so we can share ideas and inspiration. Get involved on Facebook, Twitter and via email at: E:dchst.engagement@nhs.net) and send us your pictures of your wellbeing activities. Over the next few weeks we will be sharing a host of content to support your wellbeing.

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Stop the Pressure Week prize competition for DCHS!

Stop the Pressure Week prize competition for DCHS!

Next week is Stop The Pressure Week and to highlight the week, our Tissue Viability (TV) team are holding a competition!

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October is Speak Up Month

October is Speak Up Month

Find out what is happening in DCHS to support Speak up Month here.

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Virtual School Gate is still here for you....

Virtual School Gate is still here for you....

The schools are back, but things are feeling far from normal as we adjust to new routines with our children and live with the uncertainty of whether ‘bubbles’ will isolate from one day to the next! We are still parenting through a pandemic and the Virtual School Gate is here for you every Thursday 9.30am – 10.30am – an opportunity for you to make a cuppa, pause and connect with others in a supportive space.

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