Learning Organisation Collaborative (LOC) Seventh International Festival
#LOCintheLakes


If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change

 

Wayne Dyer

 

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.

As part of this year's conference, we are offering some fantastic virtual sessions on 18 and 19 May:

 

 

 

Introduction to Let’s Talk Bereavement Project

 

Wednesday 18 May 2022 │ 9:30am - 10:30am │ Virtual: Microsoft Teams

 

This workshop will include a brief overview of the Let’s Talk Bereavement Project and the inequalities it hopes to address and why. It will also provide some guidance to what to consider when talking to those who have been bereaved.

 

Find out more & book...

 

 

Suicide Prevention Overview Tutorial 

 

Wednesday 18 May 2022 │  2:00pm - 3:30pm │ Virtual: Microsoft Teams

 

Understand the prevalence and impact of suicide with relation to inequalities, recognise the ‘signs’ that may indicate someone is having thoughts of suicide, and consider how we can all contribute to a suicide safer community.

 

Find out more & book...

 

 

Supporting Patients into Volunteering

 

Thursday 19 May 2022 │ 10:00am - 11:00am │ Virtual: Microsoft Teams

 

The session identifies ways in which health and care sector staff can support patients and service users into becoming volunteers. This includes those with increased support needs who may normally struggle to find work or develop their skills, therefore aids in removing the barriers of inequality.

 

Find out more & book...

 

 

CANCELLED: Collaborative approaches to addressing health inequalities through the arts

 

Thursday 19 May 2022 │ 10:00am - 11:15am │ Virtual: Microsoft Teams

 

The South Tees Arts Project is innovative cross-sector, locality-based dance and health project in South Tees (Tees Valley). STAR involves an active research strand that aims to understand better the physical and mental wellbeing benefits of taking part in dance and wider arts activities and how these support participants through creative and engaging ways to express themselves and develop self-awareness, identity, social and emotional learning skills. The workshop will share the journey from conception of the project through to delivery of activity and cover a range of areas.

 

 

 

LUNCH & LEARN - Health Literacy for Health Equity: You Can Make a Difference

 

Thursday 19 May 2022 │ 12:30pm - 1:00pm │ Virtual: Microsoft Teams

 

Did you know that 43% of adults struggle to read and understand word-based health information? Find out about health literacy and how you can make a difference to population health. Take away some tips, techniques and tools to share.

 

Find out more & get the joining link...

 

 

Personalised Care - Start the Conversation

 

Thursday 19 May 2022 │ 1:00pm - 4:30pm │ Virtual: Microsoft Teams

 

The course will cover an introduction to what personalised care is and the skills needed to begin embedding personalised care conversations and shared decision making in health and care. It will challenge practice with the aim to changing mind-set of workers and volunteers so that personalised care becomes part of everyday practice.

 

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LOC in The Lakes 2022 is jointly sponsored by the Academic Health Science Network North East and North Cumbria (AHSN NENC) and the Cumbria Learning and Improvement Collaborative (CLIC).

A new collaborative project involving the NHS and the Third Sector, funded through NHS Charities Together gets underway during Dying Matters Awareness Week (2nd – 6th May 2022).

“Let’s Talk Bereavement” aims to enable people in north Cumbria to gain access to the bereavement support they need. Access to good bereavement support can be important to help people stay well and avoid developing other wellbeing and physical issues and may be especially helpful to those already disadvantaged by life issues. 

The project will deliver free training for staff and volunteers working in organisations and community groups in north Cumbria. It’s open to those in all sectors.

The first wave of training aims to increase understanding of grief and provide tools/resources to enable people to have confidence to talk about death and effectively support the bereaved. Half-day specialised skills training will also be available later in the year.



Additional information can be found at can be found on www.northcumbriaccg.nhs.uk/contact-us/bereavement-support-cumbria

If you are interested in this project, or require any further information, please contact the Let’s Talk Bereavement Project Lead – Karen Dutton via email karen.dutton12@nhs.net 


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LOC in the Lakes 2022: Introduction to Let’s Talk Bereavement Project

18 May 2022 │ 9:30 - 10:30am │ Virtual: Microsoft Teams

Health inequalities are impacting on people in our society like never before. Our colleagues, our friends, our neighbours, our families, ourselves – too many are experiencing poorer health and wellbeing simply due to the circumstances into which they are born, and how they go about their daily lives. 

That’s why 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.

This workshop will include a brief overview of the Let’s Talk Bereavement Project and the inequalities it hopes to address and why. It will also provide some guidance to what to consider when talking to those who have been bereaved.

Book your place here...


Brought to you by CLIC in collaboration with North Cumbria Knowledge and Library Services, this Lunch & Learn session on 21 April 2022 saw Ellen Buckley (Children Service Manager, Barnardo’s) deliver a presentation on 'LINK Cumbria social prescribing for children and young people'

The session provided an overview of the 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.


Upcoming LUNCH & LEARN...

Health Literacy for Health Equity: You Can Make a Difference │ 19 May 2022, 12:30 - 1:00pm │ Virtual: Microsoft Teams

Join us for this Lunch and Learn to hear from Tracey Garbarino (Knowledge Specialist at North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS FT) on 'Health Literacy for Health Equity: You Can Make a Difference'.

Did you know that 43% of adults struggle to read and understand word-based health information? Find out about health literacy and how you can make a difference to population health. Take away some tips, techniques and tools to share.

No need to book! Find out more & get the MS Teams link here...


If you would like to present and share your innovations/improvements across a wider platform, please get in touch with us at: info@theclic.org.uk / 01768 245480

WANT TO DO SOME REAL LEARNING? 

We are excited to be able to share with you some fantastic opportunities which we (in partnership with North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust) will be offering this year. These apprenticeships are open to individuals working in health and care in north and west Cumbria.


If you would like to apply for one of these opportunities, please download and complete the form below, returning to info@theclic.org.uk by the relevant deadline:



Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship with the University of Cumbria

Deadline for expressions of interest: Mid-June 2022

Open for expressions of interest now for our October cohort. This is suitable for anyone who wants to develop the knowledge and expertise to take lead responsibility for people, projects, operations or services that underpin long-term success in the health and care system. Find out more in the document below:


The dates of our Introductory/Question & Answer sessions have now passed, but you can view a copy of the presentation below. If you have any questions after reading, please get in touch with us:



Senior Leader Apprenticeship with Lancaster University

Deadline for expressions of interest: Friday 27 May 2022

Open for expressions of interest now for our September cohort. This is suitable for anyone who is a current or aspiring senior leader who would like to develop their leadership practice, strategic thinking and behaviour, and ability to manage innovation and change. Find out more in the documents below:


You can view a recording of a Introductory/Question & Answer session below. If you have any questions after watching, please get in touch with us:



Systems Thinking in Practice Postgraduate Diploma Apprenticeship with the Open University

Deadline for expressions of interest: Friday 24 June 2022

Open for expressions of interest now for our November cohort. This is suitable to anybody in a system thinking role working in health and care in north Cumbria. Find out more via the video and document below:


The dates of our Introductory/Question & Answer sessions have now passed, but you can view the recording below. If you have any questions after watching, please get in touch with us:


If you have any queries about these apprenticeship opportunities, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us via info@theclic.org.uk

If you would like to apply for one of these opportunities, please download and complete the form below, returning to info@theclic.org.uk by the relevant deadline:

Personalised care means the planning and delivery of care based on what matters to the individual and their own strengths and diverse needs.

CLIC are here to provide the tools and training which will enable staff and volunteers across the Integrated Care System (ICS) to develop and deliver their Personalised Care skills whatever role they play in a service user’s journey.


Monthly Focus - #MentalHealth #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

Training

LOC in the Lakes 2022 – Virtual Sessions! LAST CHANCE FOR BOOKING!

We are offering some fantastic virtual sessions on 18 and 19 May following the LOC in the Lakes Carlisle Racecourse event. These will focus on ‘Working differently for population health – inspiring change to reduce inequalities’:

  • Introduction to Let’s Talk Bereavement Project
  • Suicide Prevention Overview Tutorial 
  • Supporting Patients into Volunteering
  • Collaborative approaches to addressing health inequalities through the arts
  • LUNCH & LEARN - Health Literacy for Health Equity: You Can Make a Difference
  • Personalised Care - Start the Conversation

Find out more & book...


MECC - supporting the physical health of people with severe mental illness       

10 May 2022 │ 1:00pm - 2:00pm

This webinar will raise awareness of the 'mortality gap' for people with SMI and suggest how increased risk of physical health problems can be identified and how we can support people to reduce this risk.

Prof Carolyn Chew-Graham will outline the evidence for the higher mortality from physical health problems in people with SMI. David and Carolyn will discuss what can be done to better identify and manage physical health problems in people with SMI. We will highlight opportunities for all health and social care practitioners to help people with SMI manage their health. Learning objectives include:

  • To raise awareness of physical health problems in people with SMI and the resulting 'mortality gap'
  • To help participants identify how they can identify risks of, and established, physical health problems and work with people with SMI to reduce the impact of physical health problems

Sign up by clicking the following link: www.eventbrite.com/e/mecc-supporting-the-physical-health-of-people-with-severe-mental-illness-tickets-269512849187?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

 

Resources

Challenging mental health inequalities

Certain population subgroups are at higher risk of mental health problems because of greater exposure and vulnerability to unfavourable social, economic, and environmental circumstances.

These intersect with factors including gender, ethnicity and disability, with devastating circumstances in many cases.

Look at the Mental Health Foundation pages on the work being done at tackling inequalities to improve Mental Health via the link below:

www.mentalhealth.org.uk/our-work/challenging-mental-health-inequalities 


#HubofHope

The Hub of Hope is the UK’s leading mental health support database. It is provided by national mental health charity, Chasing the Stigma, and brings local, national, peer, community, charity, private and NHS mental health support and services together in one place for the first time.

Access at https://hubofhope.co.uk/ or download the App on your mobile

 

Useful tips

Why not try @PAPYRUS_tweets #30DaysofSelfCare calendar. This can be accessed via the link below:

https://www.papyrus-uk.org/30-days-of-self-care-calendar/ 


Opportunities for staff and volunteers in personalised care specific roles

 

Mental Health Network and Training Event 

Taking place on Thursday 23rd June 2022 at The Oval, Salterbeck, Workington, this event will provide a mixture of group and workshop sessions. With some virtual training events throughout the following week. Learning goals:

  • Opportunities for networking and connection with others in similar roles
  • Opportunity to meet Third Sector organisations who help support service users with mental health conditions in their communities
  • Soft skill training so staff can have more skilled and meaningful interactions with service users with mental health issues
  • Education and awareness on the current secondary mental health services, referral routes and support services as well as on the link between substance abuse and mental health

For further information please contact Laura Heaton-Sutton (Personalised Care Project Lead) via email at laura.heaton2@nhs.net 


Personalised Care Institute (PCI) Virtual Conference

8th/15 June 2022 │ 9:00am - 1:00pm

The conference, titled ‘Personalised Care at Scale – Working with multidisciplinary teams’, will be broken into two sessions, with the first focusing on personalised care across multidisciplinary teams and the second on delivering personalised care training at scale. Multiple world-class speakers will be delivering over the course of the two days.

To book your place click the following link:

www.eventbrite.com/e/personalised-care-at-scale-working-with-multidisciplinary-teams-tickets-332936059717


If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact laura.heaton2@nhs.net – Personalised Care Project Lead, or info@theclic.org.uk