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 – 19 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.

Waiting list only on 17 May at Carlisle Racecourse - Virtual sessions 18 & 19 May available to book now - Find out more here…


Leadership apprenticeship opportunities

Want to do some real learning in 2022? 

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:

  • Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship
  • Senior Leader Apprenticeship
  • Systems Thinking in Practice Postgraduate Diploma Apprenticeship

The first deadline for expressions of interest is Friday 20th May, so be sure to get yours in soon! Find out all you need to know here...


MORE 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 info@theclic.org.uk to book...


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.

Find out more & book…


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

Find out more & book…


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.

Find out more & book…


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.

Find out more & book...


NHS Big Conversation for Improvement

11-12 May 2022 │ Virtual

The Big Conversation will bring people together for a range of interactive discussions, workshops and presentations, giving a space for people to talk through the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, explore continuous improvement opportunities and share fresh insights and ideas on how to promote the improvement of health and care for the benefit of everyone, those who experience services and those who provide them.

The Big Conversation will take place over 2 days - you can choose how much or how little you can attend for - feel free to join one session or stay for the whole time.

Find out more & book...


Introduction to Let’s Talk Bereavement Project

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...


Fuse Research Programme Meeting - Planning for a healthier future: Priorities and Practicalities 

18 May 2022 │ 9:30am to 12:30pm │ The Stephenson Lecture Theatre, Teesside University   OR   Online

Can we plan for a healthier future by intervening in the built environment? Prof Tim Townshend certainly believes it is possible in his new book Healthier Cities? Design for Well-being - which advocates putting health back at the heart of planning decision making. This half day session will present perspectives on this topic from academics, practitioners and policy makers and will ask attendees to consider how we can effectively use planning to deliver a healthier future, and what the priorities and practicalities should be going forward. 

Find out more & book...


Suicide Prevention Overview Tutorial

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

Suicide Prevention – Overview Tutorial (SP-OT). What EVERYONE needs to know. The key objectives are:

  • To understand the prevalence and impact of suicide with relation to inequalities
  • To explore the language, and the challenges, when talking openly about suicide
  • To recognise the ‘signs’ that may indicate someone is having thoughts of suicide
  • To consider how we can all contribute to a suicide safer community

Find out more & book...


Supporting Patients into Volunteering

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...


Collaborative approaches to addressing health inequalities through the arts

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 including: 

  • Developing a collaborative framework
  • Understanding and amplifying each partner organisations skills, experience and assets
  • Co-production and co-creation as key principals

Find out more & book...


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

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.

No need to book! Find out more & get the joining link...


Personalised Care - Start the Conversation

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. This will hopefully enable staff to also share best practice and will therefore influence positively on service user and patient outcomes reducing the impact of health inequalities.

Find out more & book...


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

24 May 2022 │ 11:00am - 12:30pm │ Virtual: Microsoft 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.

Find out more & book...


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.

Find out more & book...


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.

Find out more & book...


An Introduction to Managing Projects

30 May 2022 │ 9:30am - 11:30am │ Virtual: Microsoft Teams

Project management is an essential skill-set for many roles. This virtual workshop is ideal If you need to manage projects at work, while not necessarily being a formally trained project manager. It is also suitable if you are considering undertaking a project in the near future and are seeking to learn and apply essential project management knowledge and skills.

Find out more & book…


Workplace Wellbeing – Thrive not survive

8 June 2022 │ 2:00pm - 4:00pm │ Virtual: Microsoft Teams

The session aims to be a practical and thought 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.

Find out more & book...


Improvement Network: June 2022

15 June 2022 │ 9:30am - 11:00am │ Virtual: Microsoft Teams

The improvement network has been set up to support north and west Cumbria health and care services to come together to learn about improvement, share experiences and gain support and improvement coaching expertise.

Find out more & book...


NHS ConfedExpo 2022

15-16 June 2022 │ Liverpool ACC

The NHS ConfedExpo agenda is now live! A jam-packed programme of intense learning, sharing and networking over 15 and 16 June at Liverpool ACC will explore hot topics with inspiring speakers from across health, care and beyond.

As the NHS enters a new structure of system collaboration, there will be deep dives on how integrated care systems are performing, how we tackle the backlog and how we achieve the NHS' ambition to reach net zero.

Free delegate places are available for all NHS and public sector staff, and there are reduced rates for the voluntary sector. Register now online to secure your place...


NEYLA Event: Inclusive Cultures Conference 2022

21 June 2022 │ 9:00am - 1:00pm │ Virtual: Zoom

This will be a virtual event open to all staff from health and care across the region.

The Inclusive Cultures Conference is an opportunity to connect with colleagues, and gain insight into current initiatives nationally and locally.

NEYLA are planning to share ideas, tools and innovative ideas to bring about positive change and to create more inclusive workplaces.

Find out more & book...

All these courses are fully funded (except Youth MHFA) and can be booked via:

www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/every-life-matters-19933502566

  • Suicide Alertness
  • Safety Planning
  • Self Harm Alertness
  • Supporting Children’s Mental Health
  • Suicide Awareness
  • Suicide First Aid
  • Emotional Resilience
  • Youth MHFA – 2 day course
  • ASK: Assessing Suicide in Kids



Every Life Matters are also able to offer in-house training on all the above and mental health awareness training. For further details please contact juliet.gray@every-life-matters.org.uk 


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

 

Waiting list only on 17 May at Carlisle Racecourse (please continue signing-up!) │ Virtual sessions 18 & 19 May available to book now │ See below for details...


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.

 

Over the years improvements in health inequalities have stalled, and the more recent covid-19 pandemic has widened the gap between the most and least deprived areas. It is now more important than ever to challenge mind-sets, and begin to bring about real change in order to achieve better health for everyone.

 

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.

 

The national figures are startling...

 

 


And locally...

 

  • Life expectancy in Cumbria is 9.5 years lower for men and 7.9 years lower for women in the most deprived areas when compared with the least deprived areas
  • Suicide rates in North Cumbria are among the highest in the UK, with an average of 1 person a week taking their own life
  • Overweight/Obesity in North Cumbria – 26% of children are overweight or obese (compared to 22% nationally), and 65% of adults are overweight or obese (compared to 62% nationally)
  • Older population – 24% of people in North Cumbria are over the age of 65 (compared to 18% nationally), which is expected to increase to 32% by the year 2039
  • Poverty – 17% of North Cumbria is rated as being amongst the most deprived in England, and 13% of children are living in poverty

 

 

Listening to feedback from our previous LOCs, we know that our attendees enjoyed the accessibility of 2021’s virtual sessions, but missed the experiences gained at our earlier face-to-face events. That’s why this year we are bringing you a mix of face-to-face and virtual learning, ensuring you have the opportunity to get involved and get the most out of what’s on offer.

 


The Launch – WAITING LIST ONLY (please continue to sign-up as we may have some cancellations)

 

Tuesday 17 May 2022 │ 9:00am – 4:30pm │ Carlisle Racecourse, Durdar Road, Carlisle, CA2 4TS

 


Keynote speakers:
 

 

  • Professor Sir Michael Marmot - Professor of Epidemiology at University College London, Director of the UCL Institute of Health Equity, and Past President of the World Medical Association
  • Sam Allen - Chief Executive (Designate), North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care Board ICB)
  • Dr Rachel Turnbull - Programme Lead for Healthy Happy Places, AHSN NENC
  • Timothy David Crawshaw - MA MRTPI FRSA, Planning Lead for Healthy Happy Places / Urban Planning and Development Consultant (Crawshaw Urban Design) / President of Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) / Chair Tees Valley Nature Partnership
  • Jake Mills - An award-winning stand-up comedian, mental health campaigner and CEO. He founded and runs the multi-award winning national mental health charity, Chasing the Stigma, which he established following his own battle with depression and suicide attempt in 2013

 

Workshops: You’ll be able to choose 3 options from a range of workshops available, which are themed around enabling individuals to start well, live well, age well and die well. On offer we’ll have some practical learning, innovative and inspiring stories, and the latest thinking around tackling health inequalities. Topics include: children and young people; whole systems healthy weight; personalised care; coaching; learning disabilities; bereavement; health literacy; co-production; and lots more!

 

Book your place here…

 


Virtual sessions taking place 18-20 May 2022 - NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATIONS!

 

We are also offering some fantastic virtual sessions throughout the rest of the week:

 

 

 

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.

 

Find out more & book...

 

 

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.

 

Find out more & book...

 

 


Downloads

 

 

 

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).

 


If we really want to make a difference to the wellbeing and happiness of people in north and west Cumbria, we need to think about the needs of individuals and the impact of our service on everyone.

How can we be sure that we are reaching and meeting the needs of everyone who would benefit from our care? How can we be sure that the positive changes we think we are making are not actually disadvantaging some groups within our communities?

Over the last few weeks, we have been focusing on inclusion and encouraging you to see through other’s eyes.

We have shared opportunities for you to learn more about how to create a more inclusive workplace, and personalise the care that we give through online training and lunch and learn sessions. We have also spotlighted stories of the work we are doing in north and west Cumbria (and beyond!) to reduce inequalities and develop services that meet the needs of all in our communities.

Whilst our focus on inclusivity is drawing to a close, the opportunities don't end here - there are still lots of great learning and development events happening, and there are other inspirational stories to share. We will be working to bring you more of these as we move forward.

It's never too late to get involved! We would still love to hear from you if you have an inclusivity story to celebrate and share, or if you would like to tell us about your experiences and contribute to making changes. Please get in touch with us at info@theclic.org.uk 


Book your place on training & events

We have pulled together the latest #inclusivity learning and development opportunities that are available to health and care staff/volunteers in north and west Cumbria. 

From career conversations, gender identity, deaf and neurodiversity awareness, and allyship, there's something to on offer to provide you with new insights and deepen your understanding.

Browse and book #inclusivity training and events here...


Access learning opportunities from the NHS Leadership Academy

The NHS Leadership Academy learning hub provides easy access to learning materials for health and care staff.

Their bitesized learning, along with their inspiration library enables individuals to develop new skills, increase awareness and understanding, and ultimately thrive in the workplace.

***Returning summer 2022! The Stepping Up Programme - Stepping Up is a 5-month leadership development programme for minority ethnic colleagues who work within healthcare (the NHS or an organisation providing NHS care)***

You can also watch back the NHS North West Leadership Academy's Inclusive Leadership Masterclass 'How to develop a culture that promotes intentional inclusion'.

Find out more here...


Learning from lived experience

Learning from lived experience is a fantastic way for us to gain insight into the experiences of and challenges faced by others. There are unique stories and perspectives everywhere we look, and it is the responsibility of all of us to listen to others with compassion, taking action to create more welcoming and inclusive environments for both our colleagues and for patients/service users.

During our focus on inclusivity, we'll be sharing some powerful stories from colleagues working for North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS FT (NCIC):

  • Johnny Nyaaba, Moving to Cumbria from Ghana
  • Rachael Ridley, Transitioning in Cumbria
  • Zoe Fullagar, Supporting your LGBT+ Child

Take a look at these here...


Staff networks

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS FT's (NCIC) staff networks meet on a monthly basis via Microsoft Teams, and provide support and engagement opportunities for those employed by the Trust (as well as those who work for NHS North Cumbria CCG):

  • LGBT+ Staff Network
  • Accessibility / Disability Staff Network
  • Cultural Diversity Staff Network
  • Armed Forces Staff Network

Find out more here...


Inclusivity case studies

There is lots of fantastic work happening in our local health and care system (and beyond!) to achieve better inclusivity for the people who use our services - take a look at some examples below:

Find out more about co-production here...


Personalised Care is Everyone's Business - recording of LUNCH & LEARN on 16th March

Brought to you by CLIC in collaboration with North Cumbria Knowledge and Library Services, this Lunch & Learn session on 16 March 2022 saw Laura Heaton-Sutton (Personalised Care Project Lead at NHS North Cumbria CCG) deliver a presentation on 'Personalised Care is Everyone's Business'

Watch the video here, and find out about our next LUNCH & LEARN on the award-winning 'LINK Cumbria social prescribing for children and young people'...


Inclusivity video resources - LGBT+ and anti-racism

There are lots of great video resources out there that can help deepen our understanding of the inequality and injustices that people in our society face.

Here are just a few of our favourites:

  • Real things straight people say
  • Using pronouns
  • 5 tips for being an ally
  • Are you racist? 'No' isn't a good enough answer
  • Everyday racism: what should we do?

Find out more here...

You might also be interested in our article, 'There's power in a pronoun'...