Feeling the Pinch

Promoting Selfcare for Professionals and their Clients During Stormy Times

Online - Thursday 18 November, 9am - 10.30am

This workshop is aimed at promoting self-care for professionals and their clients during stormy times. It was constructed during level 4 lockdown in Auckland, and is in response to dialogue with many health professionals that are finding things challenging.

Maybe you are coping really well. Your work situation is fantastic. Your client load is manageable. You feel respected and supported by the institution you work in. You are heard, affirmed, and held in your mahi. Energy is high, motivation aplenty, and your fuel tank is full.

Or, maybe you feel overwhelmed. Your workload is horrendous, unethical, unsafe even. You are scared you may make mistakes, and, if so, maybe thrown under the bus. Maybe you are burnt out, bullied, and unsupported. Maybe workplace politics are choking.

Either way, this workshop is for you.

During the session we will look at:

  • how you support yourself, your own self-care
  • how you support your colleagues and workplace
  • how you can then support your clients
  • working in institutions, harnessing the strengths, and navigating possible pitfalls
  • how to check in with yourself,  and how your personality dynamics maybe influencing your own reactions

Who Should Attend

This workshop is useful for workers in all fields, for those for whom all is ka pai, and for those who are struggling.  Specific interest groups may include:-

  • All people in the workforce
  • Front-line staff working with youth in schools, social services, health
  • Law enforcement
  • Teachers, School Counsellors, RTLB Teachers, School Nurses
  • Licensed Practicing Counsellors, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Psychotherapists, Mental Health Nurses, Therapists, Family Therapists
  • General Practitioners, Case Workers, Social Workers, and Youth Workers
  • Emergency Room staff
  • Police and Probation Officers
  • Key Workers, Unit Managers
  • Telephone Helpline staff
  • Volunteers, and those who are supporting whanau who are at risk

Francis Jamieson

Francis Jamieson, (Bachelor of Arts, Certificate of Proficiency in Teaching People with Special Needs (Applied Behavioural Analysis based), Graduate Diploma Psychotherapy, Advanced Supervision Training), has worked in mental health for the last 39 years.

His journey started with working for the IHC and after completing his BA and CPTIH, he became a Consultant for people with Special Needs.

After counselling many caregivers in this capacity, he studied Applied Psychotherapy at AUT and  managed/facilitated the Man Alive Adolescent Programme for Youth at Risk in West Auckland. 

He has worked as a family therapist and has a small private practice where he offers counselling and psychotherapy, as well as supervision for counsellors and psychotherapists.  He trains other health professionals in working with clients with ADHD, working with trauma, and suicidal thinking.  He has worked as a private consultant both for institutions and in private homes, training/supporting staff/people with clients experiencing extreme behavioural challenges.  He facilitates workplace mediations either off or onsite.

He offers workshops for professional groups.  Topics include suicide prevention, self care, workplace self care and conflict resolution.  Workshops for parent groups are also available.  Francis is prepared to do tailored workshops onsite. 

His workshops have been described as empowering, educational, challenging, confronting, entertaining, authentic, informative, and practice changing.

They are based on personal/professional experience – his.

He is a proficient author and has written "A Practical Guide to Working with Suicidal Youth, a New Zealand Perspective".  He also co authors and editors and enjoys helping writers with their projects.

Dates & Locations

Thursday 18 November, 9am - 10.30am

Online via Zoom, login details will be sent to you once you have registered.

Price & Registration

Standard Price - $150 inclusive of GST

Registration process
Payment online is by Debit or Credit Card: VISA, Mastercard or American Express only and there are 3 easy steps to complete the online booking process.

Our registration platform is hosted by Lil Regie, our NZ based booking agent. Upon completing your registration by hitting the blue 'Confirm Booking' button, you will receive an automated email confirming the booking and amount paid by credit card. A GST Tax Invoice showing your payment in full will also be emailed to you.

If you have any issues or questions about your booking, please contact Feona Horrex on 0272 040425 or email: feona@grow.co.nz

We work hard to ensure that all workshops are cost effective by automating our systems. If you require an invoice (rather than paying by debit or credit card) there will be a $25.00 inc GST surcharge for this, and you will need to supply:
The full name and postal address required to appear on the invoice.
The contact name and email of the person(s) responsible for authorising this expense and approving payment.
Any purchase order references required on vendor invoices.
Please email feona@grow.co.nz  if you would like to reserve a place, as our workshops fill quickly.

What happens if you have to cancel?
We know that sometimes your plans can change for many different reasons. Should you be unable to attend, a substitute delegate is welcome to attend at no extra cost. If a substitute delegate is not available and you need to cancel your registration, please be aware of the following:

Up to 7 days prior to the event you will be provided a refund of your registration cost, less a $60.00 inc GST per attendee service charge.
If you cancel within 7 days of the event, you are not eligible to receive a refund. Please note: should your registration not be paid by the time of the event, you are still liable to make the payment. Unpaid accounts may be passed over to our debt collection agency and additional costs may be incurred.
All cancellations must be received in writing via email.
Training is cancellable by GROW with 3 days’ notice if a minimum number of attendees is not met and full refunds will be provided.
Please note: GROW Ltd reserves the right to make any amendments that we may deem to be in the best interest of the forum – it is however very unlikely and we will notify you as soon as possible should this occur.

For more information see our full Terms of Trade.


For further details, please contact:
e: feona@grow.co.nz
p: 027 204 0425

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For further details, please contact:
Feona Horrex at feona@grow.co.nz or call 027 204 0425