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Upgrade Masterclass: Compassion and Self-Care in Caring Professions

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Time: 12.00pm - 12.45pm
Price: free

Upgrade Masterclass: Compassion and Self-Care in Caring Professions

How do you balance caring for others and your own wellbeing? Join our panel of Kingston University academic and alumni experts for a discussion about the experiences and challenges of working in caring professions such as health care, social care and education. 

The panel will explore how the Covid pandemic has impacted expectations toward compassion and self-care, and provide insights from their own experiences to help you at work and at home.

This online Upgrade Masterclass is open to all Kingston University alumni, students and staff, and valuable to those working in caring professions or who want to develop their understanding of these careers.

Meet the panel

Professor Katherine Curtis is Associate Dean for External Engagement in the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education at Kingston University and St George's, University of London. Katherine is a health professional with over 20 years of critical care clinical experience, and has been working in Higher Education since 2003 as an educator and researcher, with a focus on health professional development.

John Godden MBE is the CEO of Salutem, a leading UK residential healthcare provider specialising in education and support for disabled people and those living with learning disabilities and complex needs. John was recently awarded an MBE in the New Year's Honours List this year for his outstanding commitment to the social care sector and the people that Salutem support, and in particular during the Covid pandemic. 

Dr Hazel McLaughlin (Doctorate Occupational & Business Psychology, 2019) is a Chartered Psychologist, Chartered Scientist and Past President of The British Psychological Society (President, 2020-21). Hazel is also the Founder and Managing Director of MorphSmart Limited, working with businesses, teams and with individual leaders to enable change and transformation.

Valentine Nweze (MSW Social Work, 2011) is the Interim Head of Service, Adult Mental Health Social Care working with an integrated Adult Mental Health service for the London Borough of Croydon and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. Valentine is a qualified Social Worker and an Approved Mental Health Professional with past management experience covering adult safeguarding, professional standards and quality assurance.

Please note: You will receive a link to join this event once you register.

Booking is essential to attend this event.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Kingston Alumni