Compassionate Leadership Training for City & Hackney Talking Therapies leaders

In conjunction with City and Hackney Talking Therapies, the Sussex Mindfulness Centre is offering Compassionate Leadership Training free to staff.

Six-week course starts 29 January 2024

The six-week Compassionate Leadership Training is free for City & Hackney Talking Therapies leaders and managers. The course starts on Monday, 29 January 2024 and runs weekly from 15.30 to 17.30 until 11 March (there is no session on 12 February).

There is also a follow-up session on 29 April 2024 from 15.30 to 17.30. You can sign up at the bottom of this page, or read on to find out more about the training.

Compassionate Leadership Training

Research shows that compassionate leadership can improve performance and innovation, reduce staff stress, injuries and absenteeism and even reduce patient mortality.

Why compassion?

At the heart of compassion is the notion that everyone experiences difficulty, and that we can all play a role in alleviating our own difficulties and those of others, whether this is through compassion for ourselves or the people we lead, colleagues or service users.

We won’t always feel like helping and will sometimes be tired or overwhelmed or unable to connect. Although it helps to have positive feelings, we do not have to feel compassion to be compassionate. Compassion-based work is about acting from intention rather than rather than from impulse or overwhelming intense emotion.

How does compassion improve care?

How does this translate into compassion in health and social care? Research by Prof Michael West shows how compassionate leadership is linked with improved performance and innovation, and reduced staff stress, injuries and absenteeism, and even reduced patient mortality. In short, compassion is essential to high quality healthcare.

Sussex Mindfulness Centre’s compassionate leadership training is experientially based in order to have maximum lasting impact. It runs over six weekly sessions, each lasting two hours.

Who is the course for?

This course is run for City and Hackney Talking Therapies leaders and managers. 

Enrolment for Talk Changes team

Please enrol by filling in this short joining form.