This autumn we brought you a series of one-off Masterclass sessions, designed to equip individuals with the knowledge and skills to inspire and embed a culture of quality improvement within their teams, services and organisations. 

We called these ‘Masterclasses’, as our presenters truly were experts by experience in this field. The sessions were particularly targeted at those with leadership responsibility in health and care in North Cumbria, as well as those with a real passion for improvement and making a difference within their area of work.

We are pleased to advise that the recordings from these sessions are now available on our YouTube Channel: 

We hope you enjoy watching!

Kind Cumbria is all about encouraging people to think about how to be kind to one another and in particular their neighbours – whether that be next door, in their local communities or at work. ACTion with Communities in Cumbria want to create a wave of kindness and show that Cumbria is a really ‘kind’ place to live – the kindest in the UK!

ACTion with Communities in Cumbria are pleased to announce with the continued ‘Kind’ support of Electricity Northwest Kind Cumbria Day is back for 2021 on Saturday 13th November. Join in and help to 'deliver kindness' throughout Cumbria.

Individuals, community groups, friends, businesses and schools can all get involved. In the week running up to Kind Cumbria Day, starting on the 8th November, all types of organisations across Cumbria are getting involved and running events, from storytelling to litter picking. ACTion with Communities in Cumbria want to encourage you to think about how you can be kind on Saturday 13th November (well every day for that matter) and share it with them. Download the Kindness calendar  for inspiration.

Remember to share what you're doing on social media using @KindCumbria or #KindCumbria #KindCumbriaDay

Find out more here... 

Climate change poses a major threat to our health. Tackling climate change through reducing harmful carbon emissions will improve health and save lives. Here in the UK, air pollution is the single greatest environmental threat to human health, accounting for 1 in 20 deaths. Reducing emissions will mean fewer cases of asthma, cancer and heart disease.

In response to the health threat posed by climate change, the NHS became the world’s first health service to commit to a target of reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2040.

The Greener NHS team has launched a staff campaign, 'Healthier Planet, Healthier People', to coincide with the world’s largest climate action conference, the United Nations COP26, which began in Glasgow on 31 October, 2021.

The ‘Healthier planet. Healthier people’ campaign, developed in collaboration with people across the NHS from a diverse range of roles, brings to life the link between our health and that of our environment. The Greener NHS team want to help staff discover how the NHS is becoming greener – and how staff action is already helping to improve the delivery of care for patients today, as well as improving health now and for generations to come.

The Greener NHS team want to empower all staff – from nurses to physios, doctors to chefs – to join in and create a greener, sustainable health service in a way that is meaningful to them. Because they know that with more than 1.3 million staff, small actions from all of us will add up to make a big difference.

Find out more & how you can get involved...


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In in collaboration with North Cumbria Knowledge and Library Services, on 12th November 1-1:30pm we are also holding a Lunch & Learn session titled 'We need to talk about climate change…'. In this short presentation, Anna Foster (Trust Lead for Strategy and Sustainability, CNTW) will describe the series of ‘climate conversations’ held earlier this year at the Trust to raise awareness of sustainable healthcare and their Green Plan, empowering colleagues to raise these issues within their own teams.

No need to book - get the MS Teams link here...

This month is all about exploring new ways forward. Getting absorbed in a new activity is a great way to boost your wellbeing. Trying out new things also brings challenge and fulfilment - and can help us make new friends too! 

The Action for Happiness New Ways November calendar is full of ideas to help you try new things or take new approaches to things you do already. Why not share it with a friend?