Building resilience in challenging times

In response to the capacity challenges faced by echo staff, particularly amplified by COVID 19 and subsequent wellbeing challenges in echo teams, the BSE and The Kairos Project undertook and completed an initial resilience project with 11 echo team leaders between January and April 2021. As a result of positive feedback from participants, a new resilience programme will run from December 2021. 

We are inviting applications from echo leads who fit the criteria outlined below. We have 10 places available on the course which will begin with an orientation session in December, with the full programme taking place between January and April 2022.

Programme overview

This programme offers echo leaders an opportunity to reflect on their own resilience, to learn practical and simple ways to improve their own wellbeing and highlight ways of leading and supporting their teams.


  • Coaching support
  • Facilitated peer exchanges
  • Peer-to-peer facilitated group support – to bring issues of team resiliency, gain and offer support and grow
  • Learning webinars 

Eligibility criteria

Please reflect on these statements:

  • I am a team leader of an echo service
  • I am open to new perspectives and ways of developing myself and my team
  • I am prepared to reflect on and deepen my own self-awareness as a key part of helping my team
  • I would welcome a chance to process some of my recent working experiences
  • I regularly feel stressed or overwhelmed in my daily life and would like to feel more “in control”
  • I sense that my team members need support with dealing with exhaustion, high workloads, backlogs, or anxiety associated with COVID 19
  • I am able to commit to completing the tasks, coaching sessions, group sessions and feedback associated with the programme
  • I am a member of the British Society of Echocardiography

If you answer yes to most or all of these questions, you are eligible to apply. Please note, the closing date for applications is Monday 8 November 2021 and we only have space for 10 participants at this stage. We will evaluate participants based on the above criteria and geographical spread. We welcome applications from those who unsuccessfully applied to the pilot programme.

Application form

Supplementary information