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by Kath Smythe

Secret Musings of a Change Agent

Experienced change consultant and coach Kath Smythe tells us all about her new blog series where she talks to "some fabulous ordinary people who are really great at making change happen” to try and discover what it is that underpins their skill. It's a must read!

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by Anna Eaton

Breathe Arts Health Research: NHS Staff Wellbeing Programme: Collective Power Award

This week we're learning about and celebrating a co-designed and co-produced programme that uses creativity, underpinned by science, to improve the health and wellbeing of 18,000 health and care staff in London.

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by Anna Eaton

Joy of Sound: Collective Power Award

Read all about the surprises, best bits and learning along the way for this small, inclusive community music organisation who have adapted over the last year with an incredible list of partners and collaborators. The next in our CHWA Collective Power Award shortlist showcase.

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by Anna Eaton

Boats on an Ocean: Collective Power Award

This week we are celebrating and hearing from those involved in an emotive, intimate audio artwork project channeling the lived experience of healthcare workers during Covid. A great example of collaboration and the power of the arts.

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by Anna Eaton

Dance On, Yorkshire Dance: Collective Power Award

What we've loved, learnt and been surprised by. We hear from those at the heart of a project aimed at increasing physical activity and enhancing wellbeing for people aged 55+ which has been shortlisted for the Culture Health and Wellbeing Alliance 2021 Awards.

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by Anna Eaton

Maternal Journal: Collective Power Award

We learn all about Maternal Journal, a worldwide peer-led movement helping people process the major changes they might experience in pregnancy, birth and beyond through creative journaling. The first in our series showcasing the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance's brilliant Collective Power Award 2021 shortlist.

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by Anna Eaton

Talking about balancing belonging and freedom at work in Research Matters magazine

We answer some questions for the Social Research Association's quarterly Research Matters magazine about our organisational structure as part of their look at business models for social research. Read the reprinted article here.

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by Bex Clarkson

What does the review exposing bullying and harassment at the NCVO say about the charity model and how can we change things?

In this guest blog experienced charity worker Bex Clarkson advocates for radical change and outlines the remedies she sees, from looking at the money, recognising resistance and not just swapping out the CEO.

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by Anna Eaton

Ideas Alliance and People’s Voice Media awarded National Lottery funding for Co-production Project

We are delighted to announce that we've been awarded funding through The National Lottery Community Fund for a three-year co-production project alongside People’s Voice Media.

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Burcu Borysik, Mayday Trust