After conducting a successful series of mini webinars on staff wellbeing, ESPNIC would like to bring you stories and experiences of wellbeing in paediatric Critical Care during the COVID pandemic.

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Wellbeing Wednesdays Short Series

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A 6-part series on wellbeing and taking care of ourselves in the midst of difficult times with Dr. Ellie Atkins, a clinical psychologist from St. George’s Hospital, London, UK. A new episode will be released every Wednesday at 5pm CET on ESPNIC’s YouTube channel. See more information below and access additional resources.

Stay tuned for the latest episode on ESPNIC’s social media and in our emails.

The series concludes with a live Q&A session on the 18th November where Dr. Ellie Atkins will answer your questions live.

Episode 1

ESPNIC is happy to launch the first episode of a new mini-series: Wellbeing Wednesday. Click here to watch! In these difficult times, we want to remind all Health Care Providers about the importance of wellbeing and taking care of ourselves and our team members. The series is presented by Dr. Ellie Atkins, a clinical psychologist from St. George's Hospital in the UK and presents strategies that you and your team can employ if you feel you are struggling. 

Read 8 Practical tips to manage your wellbeing

Episode 2


In this episode of #WellbeingWednesday, Dr. Ellie Atkins explains how we can "ride the waves" as a way of managing anxiety, which many of us are dealing with more frequently under the current circumstances. Watch the video and learn some simple tricks for recognizing and dealing with your anxiety. 

Episode 3

Episode 3 of the new mini-series #WellbeingWednesday is out now. Click here to watch!. Coping is about finding ways to look after ourselves and being able to do our jobs. Tune in to this episode to learn more about what coping is and how it looks different for everyone. Hear Dr. Allie Atkins present some ideas for what can help you cope in these challenging times. 

Episode 4


Episode 4 of the new mini-series #WellbeingWednesday is out now.  The ongoing pandemic has resulted in a lot of losses - of our normal lives, of face-to-face contact with friends and family, of loved ones and patients. In this episode, we look at how grief is a journey that looks different for everyone and how we can support each other through grief and bereavement. We hope you are taking care of yourselves and each other in these difficult times, and hope our videos provide you with some helpful advice if you are struggling. 

Episode 5

Episode 5 of the new mini-series #WellbeingWednesday is out now. Click here to watch! Stress is like a bucket that fills up with stress from all areas of our lives. We are in stressful times and many of our stress buckets are full. Check out Dr. Ellie Atkins' tips for managing our stress buckets and how we can avoid them spilling over. 

Episode 6

The final episode of #WellbeingWednesday is out now. Is your team supportive and resilient? Research shows that supportive teams are the key to coping successfully during difficult times. Click here to watch and learn more! [insert link to video]. If you enjoyed the series, join us on Wednesday, November 18th for a live Q&A session with Dr. Ellie Atkins. Register here.

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A live Q&A session with Dr. Ellie Atkins, speaker of ESPNIC's Wellbeing Wednesday video series took place on  November 18th from 2-3pm CET. ! Dr. Ellie Atkins and Dr. Gayathri Subramanian had a fruitful discussion about all aspects of keeping sane and taking care of our own wellbeing. 

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