Date: Wednesday 17th March 2021

Time: 15:00 – 16:30

This event is being hosted online, via Zoom. Registration is required, and you will be sent the Zoom link 48hrs before the event.

The Covid-19 pandemic has presented businesses and organisations with incomparable challenges. Managers and directors have been tasked with finding new ways to lead their teams through uncharted waters.

But what of the world after the pandemic? What must these leaders do to continue adapting as the world continues changes to a ‘new normal’ in the months ahead? How can leaders plan for a positive future, and what have we learned from the pandemic that can be applied when it is over?

What Matters Now: Leading Beyond Covid is the first in a series of public webinars from Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) aimed at tackling the big issues facing business and society today and tomorrow.

Click here to find out more and book your place...


Date: 10th March 2021

Time: 09:00AM to 01:00PM

Venue: Online via Zoom

The Inclusion Carousel is an opportunity to connect with colleagues, and gain insight into current initiatives nationally and locally. The agenda will include a mix of speakers and workshops, with an opportunity to select from a menu of available options.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Stacey Wagstaff, Tyne & Wear Network Manager for The Girls’ Network in The North East
  • Annett Magore, Modern Matron and Freedom to Speak Up Guardian speaking about Allyship in secure mental health services
  • EIDA (Employers Initiative on Domestic Abuse) – Allyship with survivors of Domestic Abuse
  • Wakefield CCG – Allyship with Unpaid Carers in the workforce

There will also be some Story Tellers who are sharing their lived experience of allyship, and a range of workshops hosted by local organisations to share local initiatives around inclusion and allyship. Presentations and workshops hosted by colleagues from across the region will highlight examples of the great work being done.

To book your place, please visit: 

The Staff Wellbeing Hub has been set up by the North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care System. It is supporting our region’s health and care staff to access what they need to stay mentally well throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Hub is providing a range of support, including: a confidential helpline; coaching for managers, group support (such as Balint Groups) for clinicians and teams; an online Wellbeing Diary; a wellbeing toolkit with short and practical self-help exercises; free webinars; and other ways to regulate the stress in your body or mind.

To get support, you can call the Hub on 0191 223 2030, seven days a week, inc. Bank Holidays, from 7am-9pm. Therapists are available between 12-6pm Monday to Friday; if you call outside these hours and need to speak to a therapist, helpline staff will arrange for a therapist to call you back at the soonest suitable time.

To find out more about the Staff Wellbeing Hub, visit the ICS website. 

If you have any queries, please email 


Staff Wellbeing Hub - Interactive Event

An online interactive event is being held on the 24th March from 10-10.50am to find out everything you need to know about the recently launched Staff Wellbeing Hub, set up by the North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care System on behalf of NHS-England - to enable health and care staff across our region to stay mentally well.

This short, interactive event will include an overview of the role of the hub, and demonstrations of some of their offers and tools (including an online wellbeing diary and toolkit). 

You will learn how the Hub complements existing support for staff through a range of: 

  • Proactive outreach work
  • Resources and tools to help staff stay well
  • A confidential helpline offering advice, guidance and access to therapists
  • Training courses, webinars and workshops
  • Other clinical interventions

There will be opportunities to ask the Hub team questions about the support available. This event is open to all health and care staff in the North East and North Cumbria who are interested in learning more about how the Hub can support them and their team.

Join using Microsoft Teams on your computer or mobile app: Click here to join the meeting 

For those who cannot access Teams, the event will also be livestreamed on YouTube on the Recovery College Online channel.

If you have any queries about the event please email: 

Making time to be mindful helps us reduce stress levels, by turning our focus to the here and now, rather than dwelling on the past or future. So this month Action for Happiness want to help you take simple daily actions to be more present. 

The Mindful March calendar is full of ideas to live mindfully and appreciate the little things. Please share the calendar with others!


Please also check out Josie's great Mindful March podcast with inspiring hints, tips and musings about some of this month's actions. 

You can also download the Action for Happiness app to receive daily calendar actions and join a friendly community putting these into practice.