Posted on: 19 January 2023

On 11 November 2022, the CaRE Project held a celebration and exhibition event at the Royal College of Nursing to thank the sponsors as well as the 34 healthcare teams that have worked with them since the project launched.

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The event was well attended, with over 100 guests celebrating the achievements of the healthcare teams and the success of the project. Many senior leaders in CNWL attended, including Professor Dot Griffiths, Ryan Kemp, Claire Grant, Christine Elder Ennis, Vanessa Odlin and Lynis Lewis and team directors and leads from across the UK. These speakers spoke about the impact of the project, enabling teams to cohere, feel inspired, build stronger relationships with leadership, and spoke to the importance of evaluating the project and compassionate leadership. Team leaders also shared their experiences of the project and the transformative impact some of the work has had on overall team functioning and staff retention. 

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Thanks to Horton Rehabilitation Services, who are funding a leadership post for one day a week to administer the project. The Care Project is growing from strength to strength and is now an integrated team development offer in CNWL. The CaRE Project has recently received some internal funding for 10 further healthcare teams to receive the project for free. This is on a first-come-first-served basis, so if your team operates in a high-pressure environment or is recovering from critical events and you are looking for creative and compassionate team development, please contact for more information and a consultation.

What is the CaRE Project?

The CaRE Project is a CNWL creative and systemic team development intervention which received funding from the Royal College of Nursing in 2021 to support healthcare teams recovering from the impact of Covid. The project lead is Dominik Havsteen-Franklin (Consultant in Arts Psychotherapies) and the practice lead is Jenni de Knoop (Dance Movement Psychotherapist). Visit the CaRE Project website for more information.

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