Safety in a time of Covid – An introduction to safe group work

27/02/21 to 27/02/21
10.00am - 11.30am
Lapidus International Event

About this Event

How would you handle a workshop participant who is feeling suicidal? Do you know the law concerning safeguarding? How do you get support for your workshops and your own wellbeing?

Dr. Jeannie Wright and Barbara Bloomfield, both experienced counsellors, supervisors and writers for wellbeing, will take you through what you need to know to create inspiring and above all safe events.

This short, taster session on the three S’s – Safety, Supervision and Safeguarding – will introduce:

  • how to make your online workshops into a safe space
  • how to handle participants who are distressed, angry or likely to disrupt the group
  • legal and ethical info and thinking about safeguarding. handouts provided
  • how to get support for yourself and strengthen your boundaries

This short session will lead onto a longer workshop, if participants are interested, where participants can look more deeply into these issues in an interesting and experiential way.

Workshop Facilitators:

Jeannie Wright has taught and researched in several universities and practised writing for wellbeing in community agencies internationally. She has been a member of Lapidus since the 1990s.

Barbara Bloomfield has been a counsellor and supervisor for 26 years and is an author of several books and radio plays. She taught creative writing to university level and has facilitated many groups and trainings.

How to Book

Hosted by Lapidus International.

Lapidus Members: £10, Pay it Forward: £20, Low-Income: If you cannot afford a ticket, but still want to attend, contact chair[at]

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