Midwifery - Chelmsford

*NOW CANCELLED* The Midwifery Society Welcomes Leah Hazard's Student Midwife Survival Skills Workshop!

Join Leah Hazard in her half day workshop where you will learn how to promote the safety of women, birthing people and babies whilst developing the skills you need in order to protect your registration and yourself.

Wed 07 December 2022 09:30-13:30

Chelmsford Campus

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*NOW CANCELLED* The Midwifery Society Welcomes Leah Hazard's Student Midwife Survival Skills Workshop!

Leah Hazard's Survival Skills Workshop!

This three-hour workshop is a unique opportunity to meet and learn from Leah, a NHS Midwife and prominent author in the Midwifery sphere.

What you’ll learn:

  • Hour 1: Leah's midwifery journey, from being a doula to a mature student juggling university and family life, to a practising midwife in a busy urban hospital. We’ll explore why Leah wrote her memoir, Hard Pushed, and we’ll talk about whether midwifery has changed in the intervening years. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and get to know each other.

  • Hour 2: The skills you need to protect your registration in a challenging environment. How to document safely (even if you’re used to a tick-box, computerised system), how to escalate concerns effectively and professionally, how to understand Clinical Risk, and how to write statements if and when the worst happens.

  • Hour 3: The skills you need to protect yourself. How to understand the difference between stress and burnout. How to identify, prevent and recover from vicarious trauma and moral injury. How to initiate mental health first aid, and how to seek help if and when it is needed.


Ticket prices includes your entry plus a raffle ticket for a chance to win a Leah Hazard gift and MidSoc care package! 

Doors open at 9.30am, workshop runs 10am until 1pm, raffle will be drawn at the end of the workshop! 

Room location will be confirmed and emailed to ticket holders on Monday 5th December. 

If you are purchasing a NON-MEMBER ticket and you are not a member of staff or student at the ARU, then you will need to create a guest account to access the tickets. (All ARU students and staff will be asked to log into using their university logins). 


We look forward to seeing you there :)


If you have any special requirements or accessibility requirements then please let the MidSoc Committee members know via email once your ticket has been purchased.