Learning Organisation Collaborative (LOC) Seventh International Festival

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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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).