Below is a glimpse of what's coming up over the next couple of months – places are filling up fast, so please book early (where applicable) to avoid disappointment!

LOC in the Lakes 2022: Working differently for population health – inspiring change to reduce inequalities

17 – 20 May 2022 │ Face-to-face & virtual events

LOC in the Lakes 2022 will be focusing on health inequalities, considering how we can think and work differently to improve health and wellbeing for the people of north and west Cumbria. We’ll be looking at how we can take more action now to enable individuals to start well, live well, age well and die well.

Limited places remaining on 17 May at Carlisle Racecourse - Virtual sessions 18-20 May available to book now - Find out more & book…

RECRUITS NEEDED! One-to-one coaching

Coaching is a successful and proven form of learning. It is a confidential space for you to grow as an individual and build your self-awareness and personal resilience.

We are currently looking for recruits to support our developing coaches - slots are available immediately! These are one-to-one sessions and take place virtually.

Please contact to book...

NEW DATES! Workplace Wellbeing – Thrive not survive

Available to anybody that works in health and care, and staff in any role within local authority. 

The 2 hour session aims to be a practical and though provoking look at what resilience and wellbeing are, and a look at ways to focus on them and ultimately plan to get more of what you want in the workplace. It also provides a safe, confidential space to share your personal experiences if you wish to. 

Action for Happiness Event: Happiness & Fulfilment - with Robert Mack

20 April 2022 │ 7:00pm - 8:00pm │ Virtual: Zoom

How can we find fulfilment in a world full of challenges? Many think that happiness comes from getting what we want. But life rarely works out that way. At this special event, positive psychologist Robert Mack will introduce simple, proven ideas for living a happier and more fulfilling life - even when things don't go to plan!

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LUNCH & LEARN - LINK Cumbria social prescribing for children and young people

21 April 2022 │ 12:30pm - 1:00pm │ Virtual: Microsoft Teams

This session will provide an overview of the award-winning children and young people's social prescribing service in partnership across Primary Care Networks (PCNs) Keswick and Solway, Penrith, and Eden and Longtown and Brampton.

No need to book – find out more & get the joining link…

LGBT+ Awareness Training

26 April 2022 │ 9:00am – 11:00am │ Virtual: Microsoft Teams

Addressing inequality with gender & sexual (LGBT) minorities:

  • Understanding gender and sexuality
  • Health inequality – history and consequences
  • Getting it right – addressing inequality and being supportive 

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NIHR Event: Inequalities and marginalised communities – networking event in Carlisle

27 April 2022 │ 12:00pm - 4:00pm │ University of Cumbria – Learning Gateway, Fusehill Street, Carlisle, CA1 2HH

This is a free event with lunch, which will provide the opportunity to explore research from the Inequalities and Marginalised Communities Theme.

Presentations include introducing the ARC NENC, ARC Inequalities and Marginalised Communities Theme research within North Cumbria and the North East, and discussions on how to take the ARC NENC forward.

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Green Network: April 2022

28 April 2022 │ 1:00pm - 2:00pm │ Virtual: Microsoft Teams

This ongoing network is open to all staff (clinical and non-clinical) who would like to learn and share ideas on how they can reduce their carbon foot-print and live and work more sustainably. Presented by Anna Foster, the Green Network will focus on building knowledge and awareness of the climate crisis and how we can be more environmentally sustainable across the north and west Cumbria health and care system.

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NEYLA Event: Leading for Informal Leaders

4 May 2022 │ 9:30am - 11:30am │ Virtual: Zoom

An informal leader can be described as someone worth listening to because of their lived experience and reputation among peers. Being aware of your own informal leadership can help you to communicate your thoughts and ideas more effectively, and influence decisions with integrity. This session is particularly targeted at those who do not see themselves as holding a formal position of authority, or those seeking to step into a more formal leadership role.

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Glow in the workplace – peri-menopause and menopause awareness for team leaders

5 May 2022 │ 12:00pm - 1:00pm │ Virtual: Microsoft Teams

Every manager can have the confidence and knowledge to support their staff. This workshop will help you to know what the menopause is, when it happens and how it can affect your employees and colleagues.

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Trans Gender Awareness Training

10 May 2022 │ 9:00am - 11:00am │ Virtual: Microsoft Teams

Working supportively with gender diversity, exploring the following:

  • What is gender, what is transgender, what is non-binary?
  • Trans mental health – disordered or oppressed?
  • Trans physical health – treatment and issues
  • Getting it right – the law and being supportive

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Cumbria Improvement System Toolkit

10 May 2022 │ 2:00pm - 4:30pm │ Virtual: Microsoft Teams

This workshop will help you to understand some basic service improvement tools and methods that will help you to make successful improvements in your practice for the benefit of patients and service users.

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NEYLA Event: Manager as Coach - Teams and Teaming in Turbulent Times

11 May 2022 │ 9:00am - 11:00am │ Virtual: Microsoft Teams

This interactive workshop is aimed at managers at all levels and roles, and those aspiring to their first management role. Join to gain insight and skills in understanding and responding to shifting team dynamics.

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Psychological Safety – Creating the conditions to be yourself and to speak up

24 May 2022 │ 11:00am - 12:30pm │ Virtual: MS Teams

Psychological safety is the belief that you won’t be punished or humiliated for speaking up with ideas, questions, concerns, or mistakes.

When you have psychological safety in the workplace, people feel comfortable being themselves. When a team or organisation is characterised by interpersonal trust and a climate of respect, members feel free to collaborate and they feel safe taking risks, which ultimately enables them to implement rapid innovation and better patient/service user outcomes.

This workshop explores what psychological safety is, and how you can achieve it.

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How To Be An Effective Ally

25 May 2022 │ 1:00pm - 2:00pm │ Virtual

Allyship provides the opportunity to better support members of your work/friendship group who may be from marginalised groups.

This 60 minute overview workshop will help you recognise the power and influence that you may have, and how this can be best utilised in order to take effective action to help provide a more inclusive workplace / society.

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NEYLA Event: Courageous Conversations 

26 May 2022 │ 9:30am - 12:00pm │ Virtual: Zoom

This session is for leaders and managers who want to explore the skills and techniques of courageous conversations in order to feel more confident in their approach to challenging, potentially high stake conversations.

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