Season 3 Episode 15
It's Part 2 of my conversation with Suzanne Tarrant who is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Head of Staff Psychological Wellbeing at the Hywel Dda University Health Board.
We focus on the green health agenda and begin by talking about the culture of taking breaks in the NHS. SPOILER ALERT: breaks are not necessarily seen as a typical part of a day in many NHS roles.
Suzanne has always valued her connection with nature and describes herself as someone who always retreats to the sea when in need of solace. In her role in Hywel Dda, Suzanne has secured approval from the Executive Board to develop a strategic framework for green health that is truly supportive of health and well-being. They have also established a green health network as well as a green health group at one of their district hospitals, where staff from across the site are developing a courtyard garden with support from community groups.
We also talk about Suzanne's growing involvement with Reconnect in Nature where they are developing a long weekend nature packages - in the first instance, for Doctors. The aim is to provide the opportunity to start to recharge and recover whilst also developing perspectives and tools that can be taken back into the workplace and be woven in to their working lives.
To finish - there is a second takeaway from Suzanne about how we can build our relationship with nature in our own unique way as well as making it a reciprocal connection.
Season 3 Episode 30
P-Soupers – this week – it’s part one of my chat with clinical psychologist and fabulous human, Dr Ray Owen.
We cover loads in our …
Season 3 Episode 29
It’s part 2 of my conversation with Dr Shane McLoughlin.
In this episode we really delve into Shane’s research on the impact of SMART Training – first of all – what is it? …
Season 3 Episode 28
It was great to welcome Shane to People Soup. Blimey what an interesting fella.
He's currently a lecturer at Liverpool John Moores …
Season 3 Episode 27
P-Soupers – this week we have an experimental episode – it started with a conversation with Louise Gardner – aka – my ACT Auntie and your ACT Auntie – where we were …
Season 3 Episode 26
Or...All about Organisational Flexibility.
I’m starting with a quote from Walt Whitman today –
“I am large, I contain …
Season 3 Episode 25
Today's episode is part 1 of my conversation with Dr Annie Gascoyne. Annie’s PhD research explored psychological flexibility AND …