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by Lauren Wallace-Thompson

‘Bringing local leaders together to make a difference’: Applications open now for Regional Leadership for Personalised Care Programmes

We're sharing this call on behalf of NHS England and NHS Improvement for this fantastic Leadership for Personalised Care programme. It's an inspiring and engaging development opportunity open to teams and individuals from the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector.

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by Lourdes Colclough

A year on: Are everyday people our new invisible trauma and loss workers?

Trainer Lourdes Colclough highlights an extraordinary new role being carried out by members of the community in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic: informal trauma and grief counselling. She tells us about the training being offered to those stepping up to fill gaps in formal mental health support.

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by Lauren Wallace-Thompson

Hidden & Hunted: Ending Women’s Homelessness Exhibition at the Brighton Fringe

As part of the Ending Women's Homelessness campaign, women experiencing homelessness were given disposable cameras and worked with a local photographer to document their experiences. The result is an emotional and eye-opening photography exhibition currently hosted at the Brighton Fringe Festival.

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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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