We can establish and facilitate reflective practice groups for professionals. Such groups can support a team of professionals to reflect on the emotional impact of their work, improve their self-care and their practice, and help with managing conflicts. These require face-to-face group meetings at a regular venue, usually on a fortnightly or monthly basis.
The aims of these groups include: to support the development of greater trust and support among colleagues; to increase the professionals awareness and ability to respond to their own needs; and to support improved confidence in their professional practice. Reflective practice groups have an evidence-base among health and social care professionals and have also been used in educational settings.