Resilience

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6th Annual North West Medical Leadership Conference (2016)

On Friday 4th March 2016 the 6th Annual North West Medical Leadership conference took place at the Macron Stadium in snowy Bolton.  Resources from the day include the brochure, videos of the speakers and presentations from the workshops.  

Speakers:

Professor Jacky Hayden

Dean of Postgraduate Medical Studies, Health Education England (North West)

Brigadier Kevin Beaton

Board Member, NHS Staff College

Professor Elaine Fox

Barbara Fredrickson

Barbara Fredrickson is an America Professor of Psychology at North Carolina. She has written extensively on positive emotions and links with resilience, and worked with Marcel Losado on the Losado ration. She has developed the broaden and build theory of positive emotions.

 

Barbara's book Positivity looks at 

  • Why positivity is more important than happiness
  • How it relieves depression, broadens minds, and builds lives
  • How to tap into your own sources of positivity

 

Current background and theories around resilience - Dr Rebecca Baron

Dr Rebecca Baron, Associate Postgraduate Dean for GP at Health Education England (North West Office) presented an overview of current background and theories around resilience and ideas of how to improve your own resilience.  This was recorded at the North West Medical Leadership School meeting in December 2015

Resilience Cartoon

A short video about resilience and managing stress in the healthcare workplace. 

An Introduction to the Resilience Resources

We all need resilience in our clinical work. There is increasing evidence that this is something we can learn and develop. The links provided within this section provide a range of resources - books, YouTube vidoes and articles. They also include an on-line questionnaire that helps you assess your own resilience, and give you ideas on how to develop your resilience further.

We suggest you browse through the resources listed to see what appeals to you.

Dr Dennis Charney

Dr Dennis S. Charney is Dean of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and President for Academic Affairs for the Mount Sinai Health System. He is also a world expert in the neurobiology and treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, making fundamental contributions to the understanding of the causes of human anxiety, fear, and depression, and the discovery of new treatment for mood and anxiety disorders. 

 

Dr Steve Peters - Chimp Management

Watch Dr Steve Peters talk about Optimising the Performance of the Human Mind at TedxYouth@Manchester in 2012 and listen to Dr Raj Persaud speaking with Steve at the Royal College of Psychiatrists Annual Congress in Birmingham in 2015.

Foundation for Positive Mental Health

Foundation for Positive Mental Health

The ‘Foundation for Positive Mental Health’ has a series of twelve 15 minute audio tapes which are based on work  undertaken supporting elite athletes. You listen to each one every day for a week (or as close as you can manage).

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