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Thrive Academy September Newsletter

Welcome to September!

As autumn and the start of the academic year are upon us many will have had a rest or pause over the summer or hopefully have one coming up soon. Taking that rest or pause or having a change of scenery is really important for our well being as many of you will know even if that is for minutes, hours or days. It allows us to repair, reflect, process and gear up for the next activity.

The Thrive Academy can be one way to create this opportunity to pause by attending one of our  live, facilitated wellbeing sessions in which we give guidance, relief and support to you as members.

The theme for this month is ‘How to manage stress and anxiety’.

In this short video our emotional resilience coach Becky Balzano introduces us to the concept and shares a helpful tool she has created to help in moments of stress or anxiety.

In case you missed our August Shapes Masterclass here is a link to the webpage where you can watch the replay (just scroll to the bottom) until the end of each month.

Most people that have accessed the session are finding them ‘extremely helpful’ so we also encourage you to prompt a colleague, friend or team member to book on too, it might just be the nudge or reminder they need to make time for their well-being.

What’s on in September

Shapes Masterclass – ‘How to manage stress and anxiety’

Throughout the COVID pandemic and the new ways of working, many of us have been experiencing stress and anxiety – particularly as our roles on the frontline have been so challenging. In this Masterclass we look at simple strategies we can use to reduce stress, manage our anxiety and deal with some of the difficult emotions we may be experiencing.

Monday 6th September at 1.30pm – 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 13th September at 12.30pm AND Monday 27th September 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.

Thursday 16th September at 7.30pm AND Tuesday 28th September at 12.30pm – BOOK here


Workplace Wellbeing

How to Enjoy Work More.

Are you and 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

Wednesday 22 September at 7.30pm – BOOK here


Shapes Toolkit – full course

There are still some places available to attend our free flagship 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 September, from 1.30pm to 5pm.

Book your place HERE


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.

lpft.nhs.uk/LincsStayingWell

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

Hub Email: lpft.staffwell-being@nhs.net

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

Dr Rachel Morris
GP, host of the ‘You Are Not A Frog’ podcast and Executive Coach

Becky Balzano
NLP Practitioner, Executive Coach and Shapes Trainer

Get in touch admin@shapestoolkit.com