This is part of the INVOLVE Webinar Series.
To be effective in engagement with tamariki and whānau, people need to be aware of their own wellbeing and actively work to maintain it.
The COVID-19 pandemic posed unique challenges for the workforce supporting tamariki and whānau.
How do we support others through community trauma, such as a pandemic and beyond, while navigating the changes for ourselves?
How do we recognise the cumulitative impact of our work and early warning signs that things are gertting out of balance?
Presented by Karin Isherwood and Abigail Milnes, this webinar will overview the importance of worker wellbeing, and consider ways organisations and individuals can foster workplace wellbeing and practice self-care to foster the resilience and energy essential for supporting others.
Karin Isherwood is a Senior Advisor at Werry Workforce Whāruarau and a Senior Consultant Clinical Psychologist from the Wellington area. Originally from the US, Karin arrived in New Zealand in 1996 and held a number of roles at Capital and Coast District Health Board and the Service Integration and Development Unit, until joining Whāraurau in 2017. Karin is based in Wellington and works to support workforce and service development in ICAMHS / Youth AoD services (DHB, NGO, PHO) around the country.
Abi Milnes is a Project Manager at Werry Workforce Whāraurau, her projects include trauma-informed care, quality improvement and improving access to mental health support in primary care settings. Abi has worked for Werry for 5 years and has undergraduate qualifications in Law and Human Biology and a PG Diploma in Business Administration. Prior to joining Werry, Abi worked at the Ministry of Health in team leader, policy, and workforce development roles.