As part of our ongoing partnership work with the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust Dementia Team we have recently added a selection of Pictures to Share books to stock at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust Staff Library.
Pictures to Share books are designed to be accessible and entertaining for anyone with mid to later stage dementia. They aim to prompt memories and enable discussion between those with dementia and their families, friends and carers. More information about the books can be found on the Pictures to Share website.
The collection may be of particular interest to our MY colleagues for use during reminiscence activities with patients.
The titles currently available from the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust Staff library are:
- A Sporting Life in Pictures
- A World of Work in Pictures
- Childhood Days in Pictures
- Family Life in Pictures
- A Funny Old World in Pictures (2nd ed)
- In the Garden in Pictures
- Pets in Pictures
- Shopping in Pictures
- Travelling in Pictures
- Beside the Seaside in Pictures
Please feel free to pop in for a closer look at the books, which are currently on display in the staff library alongside our other dementia resources 😀
Natasha (on behalf of the library team)
Wednesday 31st May 2017 was the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust ‘Many Ways to Learn’ event, in celebration of Learning at Work Week 2017.
The event was an opportunity to showcase the wide range of opportunities which are available to Trust staff to support development and further study. From information on a range of free online courses, information on learning/development opportunities within the Trust to representatives from Huddersfield University & The Open University who were on hand to provide information and advice to staff interested in further study.
The Occupational Health team ran a range of health & wellbeing sessions throughout the day, including sessions on mindfulness and stress awareness. The event also included taster sessions in British Sign Language from Topp Language Solutions, flower arranging & even origami. There definitely was something for everyone
During the event members of the library team ran a number of activity sessions which helped attendees learn how to use Canva, set up a Twitter account & get started on Facebook.
The sessions were delivered on a one to one basis, which we found to be the most effective teaching method (due to the amount of information to share). This also allowed us to tailor our sessions to suit the needs of individuals. The library team agree that the activity sessions were a success and may be something we could repeat in future… watch this space!
Here’s some of the feedback we received from our session attendees:
If you weren’t able to attend the Many Ways to Learn event but would like some help getting started with Canva, Twitter or Facebook our social media help guides can be downloaded here.
Until next time…
Celebrate Learning at Work Week 2017 by joining us at the “Many Ways to Learn” event, which aims to highlight the importance and the benefits of learning and development at work.
The event is open to all staff across the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust & will take place on 31st May, from 12 noon until 8pm at Trust HQ & Education Centre.
During the event we will be offering activity sessions to help you get started with Facebook,Twitter & Canva (a free graphic design tool which can be used to create leaflets,posters & social media graphics). All library activity sessions will take place in the NHS Staff Library (located on the Ground Floor in Trust HQ & Education Centre).
More detailed information including session time slots, is available here. To book on these sessions, please contact Organisational Development (contact information can be found of the Organisational Development Intranet page).
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