Mental Wellbeing of Staff Special Interest Group

Ellie Walsh – Navigo – Joint SIG Lead- Mental Wellbeing of Staff

Dr Gita E Bhutani –  Lancashire Care- Joint SIG Lead- Mental Wellbeing of Staff

Gita is a clinical psychologist and has specialised in working with older people and adults in Glasgow, Salford and now Lancashire. Gita’s current role is as Associate Director for Psychological Professions at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust.  She is also Chair of the Psychological Professions Network and an Honorary Research Fellow, University of Liverpool

Gita’s current clinical work is within the Lancashire Traumatic Stress Service. Her current clinical and research interests are in post-traumatic stress and staff health and wellbeing. Gita has developed and delivered a well-being training package for staff – Looking After You, Looking After Me (LAMLAY) and has presented at conferences. She also contributes to national and professional bodies including committee work and roles at NICE, BPS Division of Clinical Psychology and is joint national Staff Wellbeing lead for Positive Practice in Mental Health. She is also joint lead on a regional Schwartz Rounds project aimed at extending Schwartz Rounds across the North West.

Both Ellie and Gita would love to hear from you if you would like to be involved in this group.

Follow Ellie on Twitter at @WalshEllie or email her at ellie.walsh@nhs.net  Follow Gita on Twitter at @GitaBhutani  or email her at Gita.Bhutani@LancashireCare.nhs.uk