Saturday, 7 March 2015

Thursday 5 talks Dundee Free events - come along and say hello

This Thursday ,I am very honored to be giving 5 talks in Dundee 4 at the Kingsway care centre and then a talk at Abertay University 

Thank you so much to all for the kind invites ,you can get more information below on the FREE to attend events 

4 talks Kingsway Care Center NHS Tayside Dundee March 12th 


With great thanks to Marion Burnett Specialty Manager Psychiatry of Old Age Kingsway Care Center NHS Tayside Dundee for the kind invite to speak to staff  (4 talks ) on March 12th

A big thank you also to my dear friend Shelagh Creegan for the kind suggestion and introduction 

Marion has kindly invited me to give 2 talks to staff and a open session to anyone who wishes to attend at the times below  

10 :30 - 11:30
12:30 - 1:00 (support staff)
1:30 - 2:30 (open session 
3:00 - 4:00 (community staff and administration staff)

I am very much  looking forward to attending ,meeting everyone and speaking 

Speaking Abertay University March 12th 5pm - Open Session 

Big thanks to Rachel Johnston, Newly Qualified Nurse from Carmichael House Dundee who studied at Abertay University, for the great honour and kind invite to speak on March 12th at 5pm in the events room at the University.
I have been invited to speak at the University a few times over the last couple of years and Rachel was an Adult Nursing Student who attended one of my talks.
Rachel has been in touch via Facebook to ask if I would speak to staff as she now works with, family, friends and a wider audience.
I am truly honoured to do this and I am so inspired by Rachel’s passion to put this event together and by the support from Robin Ion and Abertay University to help with a venue and more  I am in Dundee that day For 4 talks to staff at the Kingsway medical centre and Rachel asked if I could add one more on if she found a venue.
Rachel has put this all together finding a venue, promoting and sharing in her own time and at her own cost.  Thank you Rachel for Inspiring this Son, I am very proud to know you and Abertay should be so very proud to have had you as a student.
I hope you might come along to this former student led event at 5pm March 12th, ground floor events room Abertay University.
I think you are truly inspiring Rachel thank you for the kindness and  passion to put this event together.


You can also view the pledges from last Abertay events below:

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Hello my name is Rachel Johnston, I am a 23 year old newly qualified nurse from Abertay University. I am currently working as a staff nurse for Kennedy care group in Carmichael house Dundee where we care for residents with a variety of needs, including dementia. I have worked in care from the age of 17 in various settings and is something I’ve always had a great passion for.
Tommy came to speak to my class in the third year of my training and I don’t think he could have came at a better time. Becoming qualified and having that added responsibility and autonomy has had me in many situations where I have found myself reflecting back to the story of Tommy and his mums journey together.
Hearing Tommy speak was a gift of knowledge that no lecture or essay on dementia can teach us, it really put things in perspective for me and I want others to have that same knowledge, because it really is precious.  The understanding, patience and care shown by the staff in Carmichael House has inspired me and I am confident that they will embrace Tommy’s story and help to make a difference

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