Wellbeing on the Frontline
Wellbeing on the Frontline
Our Frontline Network Annual Conference provides an opportunity each year to bring together frontline workers from across the UK, who are working in the voluntary, public and statutory sectors with people experiencing Homelessness. This day-long event enables people to network, share expertise/ experience and offer solution-focused approaches to common challenges.
Following the successful focus in our Frontline Network Conference 2018 around Wellbeing on the Frontline, we continued this thread throughout our 2019 Conference. Four morning workshops focused on pertinent issues impacting frontline staff and people they support. All sessions provided opportunities for small group, interactive, participatory approaches; to share learning and identify solutions to common issues. Our UC workshop combined a small panel discussion with an interactive audience Q&A.
Our afternoon workshops focused on four themes and provided a clear Wellbeing focus.
Please see below links and handouts from these sessions in the drop down options.
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here for all 2018 Workshop handouts
Workshop 1 - Ideas to implement small day to day changes to support staff wellbeing
Workshop 2 - Mindfulness
Zoe from Go Mindfully has shared a playlist of meditations for frontline workers through SoundCloud.
Workshop 3 - Supporting Non-EEA Migrant Communities
Patrick Duce, Innovation and Good Practice Project Manager, Homeless Link, shares his feedback from the conference and some useful resources for those working with Non-EEA Migrant Communities:
Workshop 3 - Supporting EEA Migrant Communities
Lidia Estevez Picon, Migration Policy and Services Coordinator at the Connection at St Martin's, shares useful links to resources when working with EEA Migrant Communities:
Workshop 3 - Multi Agency Working
Workshop 3 - Increased targets and Pressures
Jess Cordingly, Director at Lankelly Chase, shares the following resources:
Resources and Funding available at UnLtd
The Big Lottery Awards for All Programme
Robert White, Lead Commissioner for Supported Housing and Rough Sleeping Strategy, gives his feedback on the day.
Click here for all 2019 workshop handouts
Workshop 1- Universal Credit
Please see below some useful links and resources to refer to; these relate to the work being undertaken within our panelists organisations;
Dan Norris- Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) and their Early Warning System. This covers their work across Engladn and Wales. You can also refer to Child Poverty Action Group in Scotland and Early Warning System Scotland.
Workshop 2- Homelessness and Migration related issues
Bethan Lant- Casework, Quality & Training Manager Praxis Community Projects and lead contact for the Pan-London Migrant Frontline Network.
Workshop 3- Psychologically Informed Environments (PIE)
Dr Amanda Skeate- Consultant Clinical Psychologist Lead for St Bails PIE.
Workshop 4- Mental Health, the workplace and you
Karen Shukla-Mental Health First Aid England
Address Your Stress toolkit - This free-to-download toolkit includes infographics and shareable GIFs on stress and self-care.
Take 10 Together toolkit – This is a free to download toolkit on how to take 10 minutes and have a conversation with someone.
Please do feel free to look at some of the other resources available on the Mental Health First Aid England website on the following link.
Workshop 5- Responding to Vicarious Trauma
Workshop 6- Building Personal Resilience in a fast-paced world
Jo Goodbody- Trainer and facilitator with Bird.
Workshop 7- Debriefing; avoiding taking work home with you
Steve Freeman- Solution-Focused Practitioner with Voices of Stoke.
Workshop 8- Coping Strategies
Hannah Rogers- Clinical Psychologist with the NHS and Dobrochna Zajas- Cognitive Behaviour Therapist at Brett Grellier Psychology Services, provided an opportunity for frontline staff to talk with them and receive support on the day.
A selection of useful handouts were provided on the day for staff to take away with them. These which can be accessed on the following links;
The Litigant in Person Network
Staff from The Litigant in Person Network provided information on the range of their work. 'The Network connects a wide range of people with a common goal of improving access to justice. This group includes the advice sector, legal professionals, academics, the judiciary, and Court and Tribunal staff.'