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Thrive Academy December Newsletter

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Welcome to December!

Well what a year and of course we are still in the midst of uncertainty, overwhelm and stress for many as we await possible rules changes and the effects of the new Covid variant.

Now more than ever under increased high circulating cortisol from stress, and the build up of long hours and increased anxiety it is even more important to ramp up our self care activities to help keep us well, healthy and in a good state of mind through adversity. Recently I read a LinkedIn post which simply said

“If you don’t choose to make time for your wellness you’ll be forced to take time for your illness, Read that again.”

The Thrive Academy can be one way to help alleviate your levels of stress and help bolster your resilience and emotional well-being during this time. By attending one of our  live, facilitated wellbeing sessions in which we give guidance, relief and support to you as members, you are taking positive action towards keeping yourself well and putting on your own oxygen mask first.

What’s on in December

Shapes Masterclass – ‘Staying productive in the new ways of working’

Do you ever feel disorganised and unproductive at work, having a rather ‘whack a mole’ or ‘spray and pray’ approach?! Does it feel like you’re being inefficient and that you could be making better use of your time? In this Masterclass we cover the best planning, prioritising and productivity hacks specific to you. These effective tools will help you increase productivity, get organised and seamlessly glide through your week feeling accomplished and in control.

Monday 29th November at 7.30pm – BOOK HERE

Mindful Pause

This 45-minute online session is led by an experienced mindfulness teacher and includes guided gentle mindful movement and sitting practice, a short discussion and practical suggestions for building mindfulness into daily life. You are welcome whether you are new to mindfulness or have existing experience. Choose either date or both!

Monday 6th December at 12.30pm AND Monday 20th December at 7.30pm – BOOK HERE

Time to Pause

A safe and confidential online space for you to come together, with your colleagues, to share the highs and lows of working through challenging times, with an experienced facilitator. Sessions are 1.5 hours and space is limited.

Tuesday 9th December at 7.30pm – BOOK HERE

Workplace Wellbeing

1st December: ‘How to Enjoy Work More’

Are you are your team flagging? Many of us have felt tired and demotivated after the year we have been through. In this workshop you will:

  • Use interactive tools to reconnect with what brings you joy at work
  • Explore the power of gratitude
  • Leave feeling more positive about your work

15th December:  ‘How to Switch off from Work’

Do you struggle to switch off from work at the end of the day? You are not alone! In this workshop you will:

  • Learn tools to help you switch off from work
  • Explore the power of gratitude
  • Explore the importance of boundaries
  • Leave with more ‘headspace’


Shapes Toolkit – full course

There are still some places available on our LIVE and INTERACTIVE Shapes Toolkit Training course, which introduces you to seven breakthrough coaching and productivity principles. This is ideal for healthcare professionals who want to beat stress, increase their own resilience and support their colleagues too.

This highly sought-after course is delivered live as two half days of training over Zoom on 14th and 22nd March 2022, from 1.30pm to 5pm.


And a reminder about …

The Staff Wellbeing Hub in Lincolnshire

It’s great that you’re signed up to the Lincolnshire Thrive Academy and we also wanted to let you know about the NHS Staff Wellbeing Hub in Lincolnshire.

As a response to the pressures NHS and social care staff face, particularly since the COVID pandemic, mental health hubs have been set up nationally to offer staff access to wellbeing resources, rapid clinical assessment and treatment. Information on this can be found on the following website.

If people feel they need more than self-help support, then they contact the hub via the email address, or call the helpline number, 01522 518609, which is manned Monday-Friday 9am – 5pm (messages can be left outside of these times).

Hub Email:

Through this, staff will be offered a comprehensive mental health assessment, be then referred, if necessary, to ongoing support from the relevant mental health service that best fits their needs. All NHS and Social care staff will be prioritised for treatment, and placed at the top of any waiting list, and the services are completely confidential. The support is available for all health and social care staff working in Lincolnshire to access, whether working full-time, part-time, bank and agency, as well as students on placement.

More emails from us here at the Thrive Academy will follow but in the meantime have a look at the website and book onto anything you think would be helpful!

Speak soon,

Rachel and Becky
Hosts of the Thrive Academy Lincolnshire