Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for Health and Social Care
Occupational stress (OS) has become a national preoccupation. In 1996, work days lost in the UK due to work-related stressed cost between 353 million and 381 million. In the HSE, 2015/2016, statistics of OS, 488,000 cases were reported. This equates to 11.7 million sick days, and 37% of work-related ill-health cases. Individuals working in health and social care is one of the highest populations, reporting work-related stress.
The Mindfulness Program for Care Professionals
The bespoke Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program for health and social care professionals is a secondary intervention, geared to relieve stress symptoms by executing stress management training. It is designed to improve the well-being of employees, improve the experience of service users, and enhance the ethos of the organisation. Participants are likely to experience more positive interpersonal relationships, both at work and at home. Furthermore, it is anticipated that the organisation will show a lower level of sick days, as participants are likely to experience improved health and well-being.
This bespoke course has been developed to ensure positive outcomes, for the long term.
Participants on this course have reported
an improved feeling of well-being
more resilient during stressful situations
more engaged with working life
improved interpersonal relationships with colleagues
feeling valued by their employer
Benefits extend beyond stress reduction having positive outcomes in all fields of life experience
This program is run over a series of sessions to embed skills and practices learned. The programme can be delivered on site, or at a venue outside of the workplace.
The research for this programme took place at Unique Home-Care Services in Lancaster
and has since included mindfulness as part of staff training.
The MBSR Trainer
Jilly Edmundson began practising mindfulness in 2008, and has been delivering MBSR training since 2010. Having worked in this field as a therapist for many years, she has an understanding of the health and social care environment. This course was designed by Jilly, whose aspiration was to improve the ethos of the health and social care environment, enhance the care received by our service-users, and to help professionals, who carry out such a commendable role- that makes high demands, to manage their stress.
Professional Certificate in Education
BSc with Honours, Complementary Medicine and Health Sciences
MSc in Psychology
Certified Yoga Instructor
'Before I started the course with Jillian I had already heard/tried Mindfulness meditation so was really looking forward to gaining more in depth knowledge on the subject. I also had just started with Unique so it was a really great chance for me to meet with the rest of the team, given we work independently out in the community. I feel this course was a fresh new approach to team building as it didn't feel pressurising and we all sat together in a calm environment to meditate. I learnt a lot from this course and it made me realise how easy it is to incorporate such practices in my everyday life such as mindfulness walking and breathing exercises' Lydia, from Unique Homecare Services
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