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Taking rehabilitation and wellbeing online

St Christopher's CARE


07 Dec, 2020 14 Dec, 2020 18 Jan, 2021 22 Feb, 2021 22 Mar, 2021
Virtual learning
12pm - 1pm
Introductory session: Free
Follow-up sessions: £20 (for all four)
All prices include VAT

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About the event

We’re launching a series of monthly webinars for occupational therapists, physios and anyone involved in delivering rehabilitation and wellbeing in hospices and hospitals.

The aim is to establish an informal community of practice where we can all share successes, work together on solutions and inspire each other to continue to provide these essential services in a socially distanced world.

When lockdown happened in March our patients didn’t stop needing to access our rehabilitation and wellbeing services. If anything their need was greater.

With the help of supportive management, a proactive and dedicated team of physios and OTs, and an army of committed volunteers, we have managed to maintain and even expand our services here at St Christopher’s – online.

Quizzes, talking, relaxation, group exercise sessions, breathlessness management, art, singing, music, a men’s group and museum tours – we’ve delivered all of these and more on Zoom and YouTube. If you’d like to find out how, as well as network with colleagues encountering similar challenges, then this group is for you.

  • Who is it for?

    This course is designed for Allied Health Professionals and Day Centre Managers working in hospices and hospitals.

  • Course tutors

    This course will be lead by:

    Gail Preston

    Gail Preston Physiotherapist at St Christopher's

    Gail has a wide ranging experience in Physiotherapy, coming to work at St Christopher’s in 2011. She has been involved in published evaluations of the rehabilitation service there, developed the Living Well at Home Team (goal focused rehabilitation using volunteers) and has been part of the team leading on the Online Wellbeing services.

    Prior to this experience she had never hosted a Zoom call, never uploaded or edited a video and never posted anything on You Tube. She is now a geek for the You Tube numbers and loves a bit of video editing.

    Anne Herne

    Anne Edwards Wellbeing Coordinator, St Christopher’s

    Anne started working as an HCA in the IPU in 2009. She moved to the Anniversary Centre in 2015. She has experienced considerable change in the service over that time.

    She took on the role of Wellbeing Coordinator in 2017 and works with a team of volunteers and staff to welcome people to the area, provide activities and nursing care as well as key working some of the people who attend. She is actively involved in the Young Adults group.

    She has been leading on running the Online zoom groups with an Artist and the Complementary Therapy Lead.

  • Programme

    Introductory session: Monday 7 December 2020, 12-1.30pm

    During this first session we will share our experience of growing our online rehabilitation and wellbeing offering during the pandemic.

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    Monthly follow-up sessions: December 2020-March 2021

    Our four follow-up session will provide a platform for people to come together and share their experiences of adapting rehabilitation and wellbeing services to a socially distanced world. These sessions will take place on:

    • Monday 14 December 2020, 12-1pm
    • Monday 18 January 2021, 12-1pm
    • Monday 22 February 2021, 12-1pm
    • Monday 22 March 2021, 12-1pm

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020 8768 4656

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Learning at St Christopher’s

St Christopher's Education
Our programme

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.
Studying here

Why St Christopher's?

Education is at the heart of St Christopher’s mission to promote and provide hospice care of the highest standards.
How we educate

Why our way of learning

Including the Namaste toolkit

Library and bookshop
Containing material on all aspects of palliative care, death and bereavement

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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