The Chaplain as an Active Listener

I work as a chaplain in an NHS acute care setting.  Recently a colleague from another profession complimented us as a chaplaincy group by saying: ‘You always know what to say to people and what to tell them’.  Although grateful for the positive feedback we all responded in unison; ‘No. Our job is not toContinue reading “The Chaplain as an Active Listener”

For all without exception

By Jane Thompson, CWC I’ve recently been at a couple of events with CWC that I think shows the huge breadth that supporting others at work covers. Supporting someone at work can cover so many areas and often practical ‘training’ spring to mind instantly. But if we said ‘Supporting someone in life’ the enormity (andContinue reading “For all without exception”

Seriously Troubling Times

By Alastair Reid, Chair, CWC Life is always unpredictable but there are elements of stability which we rely on and make our lives that bit more manageable. It is hardly a surprise that the situation in Ukraine would have far reaching effects. We’ve experienced the immediate effects on fuel, we are now beginning to seeContinue reading “Seriously Troubling Times”

Seeking Validation at Work

By Revd. Mary Hanna, CWC It is a basic need for all of us in the workplace that we feel appreciated for what we do. Much stress at work arises out of staff feeling undervalued leading to a belief that what they do is of no importance. This affects self -worth and ultimately well-being. As I reflectContinue reading “Seeking Validation at Work”

Unconditional Support

By Revd. Michael Page CWC A few days ago I was involved, on behalf of a charity where I am a trustee, in a conversation with another charity. The conversation was about looking at ways of working together in order to operate more efficiently for the benefit of those we all want to help. The stickingContinue reading “Unconditional Support”

Humans and Resilience

By Alastair Reid, CWC Apparently September has been one of the warmest since records began, thank goodness after a disappointing August. Now we’re dealing with the stark complications caused by political dogma and intransigence in dealing with, among other issues, the supply chain. I spoke about pressure and stress last time, pressure and stress are part ofContinue reading “Humans and Resilience”

Where to Now?

By Paul Hills, Vice-Chair, CWC We seem to be in a strange position in work and in life generally at present.  The pandemic is still here, but things seem to be easing.  The lockdown has been handed over to personal action, but what does that mean in reality?  Are we getting back to work “normally” orContinue reading “Where to Now?”

Has anything ‘good’ come out of lockdowns?

By Clive Morton, Vice-Chair, CWC “Devastating” and “unprecedented” are terms that have been repeatedly used (some would say over-used) throughout the pandemic. The experience for so many has been dire and it’s easy to see this past 18 months in very negative terms. However, there are positive outcomes and I’d like to share one ofContinue reading “Has anything ‘good’ come out of lockdowns?”

Online seminars and workshops:

Wellbeing topics, reflection, chaplaincy and more… Here is a selection of online events (July – autumn) that we spotted are coming up which may interest supporters and Chaplains alike; covering a range of topics relevant to work, spirituality and more. Ageing and spirituality  3rd July (there is a registration fee to attend)Faced with the norm ofContinue reading “Online seminars and workshops:”

Love @ Work

It could be a slogan for Work Chaplaincy. But it isn’t! It’s the title of a book about the 100 years of the Industrial Christian Fellowship (Love@Work – Ian Randall, Phil Jump, John Weaver – DLT – 2020).  Its forerunners, the Navvy Mission Society (1877) and the Christian Social Union (1889) joined together in 1920 to becomeContinue reading “Love @ Work”