On 6th May at 3pm (BST), Nursing Now will host the first of two webinars to discuss self and workplace compassion.

This webinar will provide you with the tools to better recognise when you are stressed and burning out, and offer examples of ways to practice compassion towards yourself and your colleagues during these particularly challenging times. Expert speakers will include Dr Martina Balaam and Dr Sally Pezaro.

When: 6th May, 3pm (BST) – webinar will last 90 minutes

The webinar will take the following format:

Welcome & introduction
Dr. Barbara Stilwell, Executive Director of Nursing Now

Kindness by Charly Cox
read by Munashe Nyika, Nursing Now Board Member, Zimbabwe

What is happening when you are stressed and burning out?
What is compassion and self-compassion and how does it help?
Dr. Marti Balaam, Fellow in Medical Education/Deputy Theme Head (PPD) and Lecturer in Nursing, The University of Edinburgh

Compassion in the workplace: occupational examples
Dr. Sally Pezaro, Lecturer, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, Coventry University

Examples of compassion, experiences of nurses around the world

Q&A session

Blessing by John O’Donahue
read by Anthony Harbin, Global Administrator, Nightingale Challenge

We very much hope that this will be a highly interactive webinar, during which participants will have the opportunity to share their thoughts and exchange best practices for coping in challenging times.

To join the webinar you will need to register first. Please use the following link to register for the webinar:


We want to know what “compassion” and “self-compassion” means to you. Please fill in this form prior to the webinar:


We look forward to speaking with you on the 6th May.

Best wishes,
Nursing Now team