OHT Leeds: #LifeInLockdown
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About the Event
Isolate but don’t be isolated. Remote Rituals - Mental Wellbeing while staying at Home
Stay Home, Stay Safe, Stay Sane, Stay Connected.
As part of Leeds Digital Festival, the OHT team in Leeds have teamed up with the OHT Midlands Hub Lead and Head of Healthcare at BJSS, Lauren Bevan to host a collaborative session to discuss, share and support the current mental and wellbeing issues that have arisen since the start of covid19. She will be joined by Roz Davies of mHabitat, Dr Victoria Betton of Mindwave Ventures and Sarah Tulip from WiLD for an informal speaker round table and panel discussion.
The Covid-19 pandemic poses a threat to both our physical and mental health. The things we know to be good for managing our mental health like getting outside and staying connected have suddenly become more difficult to maintain.
Taking care of your mind as well as your body is really important while staying at home during the coronavirus outbreak.
We will delve in to how Mindwave are adapting as an SME both to work effectively together and support their teams mental health and wellbeing and to support their clients and their changing requirements during the pandemic, how mHabitat (hosted by Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust) continue to support the co-design of digitally enabled innovation and inclusion in health and social care and how Sarah is adapting to lockdown (and dealing with the many challenges) as a working single mum who does a lot to support the tech community and well as lead on digital innovation at EY.
Whether you're social distancing or self-isolating you may be feeling anxious or stressed during this time, and that's completely normal. There are simple steps you can take to look after your mental health and wellbeing.
We would love you to join us for an evening of discussion, sharing ideas, a chinwag (and optional glass of wine) about how technology and the virtual community can help you with your physical and mental health and hopefully provide some optimism on the future for this group.
Meet the speakers
Lauren Bevan, Head of Healthcare at BJSS
Aside from being Hub Lead for OHT in the Midlands, Lauren is also Head of Healthcare at BJSS. Her career in health and social care began over 20 years ago. Initially a hospital cleaner, she later became a clinician, then qualified as a Chartered Accountant and progressed to Deputy Director of Finance and Performance in the NHS. Since then she has spent 12 years in industry working on a lot of high profile and novel projects in Health and Social Care systems around the world. In that time she trained as a data scientist specialising in data science for public health through Johns Hopkins University.
Motivated by finding innovative but safe ways to stretch the NHS and Social Care’s sparse resources, striving to secure equality and equity for citizens to manage their health and wellbeing and that of their loved ones. Lauren has a different perspective on how the NHS can benefit from technology, how data can improve its efficiency and how staff and patient experience, and outcomes can be enhanced. You can find her on Linked In and Twitter.
Dr Victoria Betton, Chief Innovation Officer at Mindwave Ventures
Victoria is chief innovation officer at Mindwave Ventures, a social impact design and health technology company. She previously founded mHabitat - an NHS hosted digital health consultancy, and Co>Space North - a digital health and tech for good collaboration space. She is a qualified social worker and coach with over twenty years’ experience in local government, third sector and the NHS. She has Masters degrees in Women’s Studies, Social Work and a Diploma in Public Sector Relations. Her doctoral research was on the theme of mental health and online social networks. She is a member of the HIMSS UK Advisory Board, Leeds City Region Digital Board, vice chair of Tech UK’s Health and Care Council, and a trustee for Solace, a refugee and asylum seeker charity. She is a mentor for NHSE Clinical Entrepreneur Programme and NHS Digital Academy and a fellow at the Zinc Academy. She is co-author of Teen Mental Health in an Online World. You can find her on LinkedIn and Twitter and her Pets as Therapy dog Bibi on Instagram at bibithepatdog.
Roz Davies MBA FRSA - Managing Director
Roz has 25 years experience of co-designing and delivering social, health and digital innovations across the NHS, Local Government and the Third Sector. Previous roles include Director of Social Inclusion at Good Things Foundation, Director of Localities and Communities at New Economics Foundation, Programme Director for NHS hosted Altogether Better and Managing Director of UK Charity Leader of the Year, Sheffield Flourish. Roz lives with type 1 diabetes and was awarded the accolade of one of the 50 foremost Patient Leaders by the HSJ. You can find her on Twittter
Sarah Tulip, Co-founder - WiLD
WiLD is the brainchild of Sarah Tulip and Deb Hetherington. Sarah is currently Director - Digital at EY, Yorkshire and North East. She was named on Northern Power Women’s Future List for her work around diversity in the IT industry and shortlisted for Role Model of the Year at the Women in IT Awards.
She is deeply passionate about getting more young women into the digital industry and acts as Ambassador for Ahead Partnership, while sitting on a number of boards, including Leeds Digital, leeds.tech, the International Business Advisory at Leeds University and the Leeds Digital Festival steering group. You can find her on Linked In and Twitter