We are delighted to announce Dr Caroline Elton as our keynote speaker for the ‘Reconnecting with the Heart of Frontline Practice’ seminar on Thursday 26th November 2020.
This is the second in a series of collaborative initiatives by Ag Eisteacht, Dr Nicola O’ Sullivan and SHEP to raise awareness of the perception and realities of frontline practice. It aims to create a safe space and time for practitioners to gather as a community to reflect on the values and sense of mission and purpose that drew them to their work in the first place, and how they can reconnect with this and keep motivated and well.
Dr Caroline Elton is an occupational and counselling psychologist who has trained and supported doctors for the last 20 years. Her previous roles include consultant education adviser with Kent Surrey and Sussex Deanery and Head of the Careers Unit at London Deanery. She now works on a freelance basis for the London Professional Support Unit, and also as a psychologist in private practice.
Her book, Also Human: The Inner Lives of Doctors was published by William Heinemann in 2018.
Dr Elton’s keynote speech will be ‘Also Human – The Inner Lives of Frontline Practitioners.’
She said: “If the Covid crisis has taught us anything, it’s the centrality of care in all of our lives. What society hasn’t yet learnt is that carers can’t care for others if no one cares for them. That’s why this seminar is so vital.”
The seminar is open to all frontline practitioners and managers working in health, education, social care and justice sector roles in public, private or community organisations. Following the morning’s presentations, there are limited places available for a series of workshops in the afternoon. Full details to follow.