Spirituality at work webinars

Spirituality at work webinars

A host of webinars are available throughout November and December focusing on spiritual and religious experiences of ethnically diverse staff in the Trust and nationally.

Oxford Health are working in partnership with Oxford Brookes to make these webinars available to NHS staff across the country with the help of funding from NHS England.

The LiSHoRe Project – which stands for Listen, Share, Hold, Respond – is a study investigating ethnically diverse NHS staff and their experiences of spirituality during the COVID-19 pandemic. Staff from up and down the country have been taking part in consultation groups, sharing their thoughts on what their spirituality and religion means to them.

Themes taken from these discussion groups have informed the topics for this series of webinars and three more will be added in due course. We have a dedicated page where you can find more information about these webinars and how to join – click here.

The speakers are all high-profile experts in their field and aim to bring presentations, discussions, and practical “tips” to explore and respond to psychospiritual needs.

Juliet Chastney, Project Manager for the LiSHoRe Project, said: “We hope these events will start conversations about spirituality in the workplace, which is not an area people usually discuss. We’ve been talking to ethnically diverse NHS staff and have used their experiences to guide us when choosing topics.

“Many staff said they would like more spiritual care at work, but that this is not an area that is comfortable to raise in the NHS. We’ve tried to choose empowering and thought-provoking subjects with Speakers who all have close links to the NHS, and hope they help people from all backgrounds feel freer to discuss their religion or spirituality at work.”

The events for this year are as follows

Bringing spirituality to healthcare work

Tuesday November 2, 2021 – 4:00 – 5:00pm

Voicing Diverse Spiritual and Religious Needs: the difficulty of discussing spirituality and religion at work

Tuesday November 23, 2021 4:00 – 5:00pm

Managing the complexities of identity as an ethnically diverse member of staff in the NHS

Thursday December 16, 2021 – 4:00 – 5:00pm

Further dates will be added in due course so keep an eye on our dedicated page here.

If you would like to know more please contact juliet.chastney@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk

Published: 21 October 2021