Angela Bagum

Angela Bagum

Angela Bagum NMC, HCPC Reg trained as a nurse twenty years ago, having originally studied at art college. As a mental health nurse, Angela has been privileged to work with a wide range of individuals, children and families in the areas of addictions, mother and baby, adult acute, forensic and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) services across the breadth of mental health care.

Angela is a visiting lecturer at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust and works as an organisational consultant with Tavistock Consulting — supporting organisations through a ‘whole systems’ approach to organisational wellbeing. She has worked with the Lighthouse multi-agency service, supporting children and young people in their experience of sexual abuse and exploitation, in Camden.

Throughout the years Angela has maintained her art practice and is currently combining her experiences of art and mental health by training to become an art psychotherapist.

“We chose to develop this course in recognition of the fact that we have experienced a collective trauma in the Covid-19 pandemic”, says Angela. “While we were all in the same storm, we were not all in the same boat, so many of us will be affected differently by what we experienced. The course aims to bring together mindfulness, compassion-focused therapy ideas and narrative applications, introducing these to our everyday lives at home and to our agile working approaches. We hope that knowing ‘it’s ok not to be ok’ will provide the motivation to notice oneself and allow space for a mindful tea break, for example, when it’s most needed.”

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    A mindful cup of tea

    Course lead Angela Bagum shares a simple way to introduce moments of mindfulness into your daily life. “While there is tea, there is hope” – Arthur Wing Pinero Everyday life is about managing stress to some extent; it can motivate us to achieve outcomes and complete goals, but unreasonable and sustained amounts of stress can…
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    Mindful walking

    If you’re looking for a new way to connect with nature, why not try mindful walking? Course lead Angela Bagum outlines her own experience of the practice, and provides some tips for getting started. Then, some first-time mindful walkers share their impressions. Why try mindful walking? Angela’s story: “For the last six years, I have…
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