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Psychological Therapies Staff Well Being Survey 2015

How are you feeling today? Looking forward to a fulfilling day's work, taking satisfaction in knowing you are making a difference to the people you work with? Or feeling fed up with a system stretched by targets and bureaucracy, and over-stressed by uncertainty about your job security? The NHS has said it must look after the wellbeing of its own staff. If the unique contribution to wellbeing that our professions make is genuinely valued then this should apply equally to psychological therapy services. But does it? To find out and track what is happening to staff wellbeing in psychological therapies, and respond to concerns that are emerging, the BPS & the New Savoy Conference are conducting an annual survey.
"Today's Health Service is under unprecedented pressure. Whether policy makers, managers or staff, all feels squeezed by a system where targets and outcomes govern everything that Health Service workers do. What effect is all of this having on staff morale, stress, burnout and absenteeism? In order to find out we have commissioned a survey, the results of which will be reported at the New Savoy Partnership Psychological Therapies in the NHS Conference on 3rd & 4th February 2016. I urge you to complete it and to share the link with your colleagues. Thank you very much indeed." Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes, BPS President.

This year we are also launching the case for a Staff Wellbeing Charter to begin to set out standards for promoting staff wellbeing in psychological therapy services. We want to extend the remit to all psychological services workforce. Your views and experiences are important. Please take a few minutes to complete this questionnaire irrespective of the setting you work in. We would also love to see you at the conference (, where there will be an opportunity to take this issue up directly with the new Minister.

To complete the survey please use the link below:
Deadline: Sunday 13 December 2015

Thank you.

Jeremy Clarke, CBE Chair, New Savoy Conference                                                                 
Dr Esther Cohen-Tovée, Chair DCP Leadership& Management Faculty, BPS 
For further enquires & input, contact Dr Amra Rao- Lead Wellbeing Project Working Group. /

Download: New Savoy Conference Psychological Therapies 2016 Conference brochure

19 November 2015


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