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Resilience webinar for those in South East London

St Christopher's CARE


South East London only
On demand

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  • Register your interest

    This webinar took place on 20 May and is available to watch again for those in South East London only. Please register your interest if you wish to watch it and one of our team will be in touch.

  • What will I learn?

    The aim of this webinar is to focus on resilience and mental wellbeing in the light of looking after people who are dying.

    The webinar will set the scene for the current end of life care landscape and the situation in which staff in South East London find themselves.

    The webinar speakers offer not only a wealth of clinical experience, but who also have a particular interest in resilience and staff wellbeing, will support the webinar.

    This webinar has been commissioned by South East London Integrated Care System (SEL ICS). The SEL ICS ethos is that all health and care staff, regardless of employer, should have access to health and wellbeing support. The ICS therefore commissions support open to all staff in South East London, invests in areas which support greater equity for staff and support projects which help build sustainability and capacity. The approach is inclusive and broad, working with experts within and outside our system to expand and sustain a focus on the health and wellbeing of all our staff. This webinar is one key example of working together to promote a culture of looking after our people.

  • Who is it for?

    Open to all staff in South East London, this webinar is tailored specifically for the needs of health and social care staff.

  • Speakers

    The webinar will be presented by:


    Maaike Vandeweghe Senior Educationalist, St Christopher's CARE

    Maaike graduated from the KATHO (Roeselare, Belgium) in 2002 as a general and mental health nurse. She started her professional career working on mental health A&E units in Belgium and then moved to Aruba (Caribbean) where she worked on a mental health A&E unit and the local prison. After working there for 3 years she moved back to Belgium and continued working in A&E and Nursing Homes.

    Maaike moved to the UK in 2006 and has since worked in Nursing Homes and Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice where she developed a palliative care service for care homes and then also developed and established an education department. Maaike has experience of working in palliative care, mental health, dementia, prison, care homes and education and has completed various post graduate education including a PGCert in Higher Education and a MA in Education.

    Maaike has previously been seconded to the University of Greenwich as a senior lecturer and now works for St Christopher’s Hospice as Senior Educationalist where she alongside her senior leadership role leads on curriculum development and delivery.

    Deborah Holman

    Deborah Holman

    Deborah Holman has been working at St Christopher’s since 2002 in clinical practice, in care homes and in education. For 8 years prior to this she worked closely with St Christopher’s as a district nurse with a keen interest in caring for people who chose to die at home.

    From 2012 – 2019 Deborah, alongside others set up St Christopher’s Personal Care Service and worked as the Registered Manager delivering integrated health and social care in people’s homes to those who were frail elderly, having long term conditions and those in the last year of life.

    Deborah has been involved in education at St Christopher’s since 2007 including teaching, training and developing health and social care professionals, volunteers and family members to give high quality care of the dying.  She has a special interest in advance care planning and to help people to talk about difficult things in order to understand what matters to each person. She currently works as an Associate Lecturer for the Hospice.

    Nigel Dodds

    Nigel Dodds Consultant Nurse, St Christopher's

    Nigel works with the community nursing team at St Christopher’s. His current role is around developing new roles and initiatives in the community nursing teams at St Christopher’s. He has almost 30 years of nursing experience in HIV/AIDS, community nursing, cancer nursing, and palliative care.

    Nigel’s palliative care experience has been gained across community and acute hospital settings in London. He originally worked at St Christopher’s in 1999, returned in 2008, and then again in 2016. He has also worked overseas in Botswana on an HIV/AIDS programme, and with the Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fund in Uganda and Tanzania. Nigel has an MSc in Medical Anthropology, and an MSc Research (Palliative Care).

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St Christopher's Education
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Why our education programme?

We have a well-established programme of high quality, cutting-edge, specialist palliative care education, designed for those working in the UK and internationally.
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Education is at the heart of St Christopher’s mission to promote and provide hospice care of the highest standards.
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St Christopher’s Education Centre and VAT charges

At St Christopher's, a registered charity, it is important for us to maximise any surpluses to reinvest in the objectives of the charity.

Unfortunately, the manner in which we undertake our training currently means we are not able to invest as much of our surplus as possible, therefore from the 1 December 2017, St Christopher’s Education Centre will charge VAT at the standard rate on our training courses, the reason for this change in pricing is twofold:

i) We want to be able to reinvest any surpluses made from training back into all of our charitable objectives rather than only Education

ii) We want to be able to reclaim the VAT on costs relating to developing and running the training courses