The lunchtime seminar seminar programme this year will focus on topical issues and innovations in our work with people whose lives are touched by dementia or mental healh problems. Each seminar consists of a brief input followed by opportunity to discuss the issues raised in a safe and constructive setting. The seminars will be of interest to those working in the statutory and as well as the Faith based, voluntary and independent sectors.
‘Using the Compassionate Mind’. In this seminar we explore compassion based approaches to our work with service userswith dementia and mental health problems as well as carers which have been developed by Professor Paul Gilbert. We will focus on ways in which this approach can reframe feelings of anger and resentment into feelings which are nurturing and optimistic. The seminar will provide a basis for further exploration of this helpful approach.