The Every Life Matters training programme for the next couple of months has been released.

Some courses are already fully booked but they have plenty of availability on the ASK courses (Assessing Suicide in Kids) and also for some of the latter SFAs and Self Harm Alertness. 

To view the upcoming sessions and book your place, please visit the Every Life Matters Events page on Eventbrite...

Please e-mail: if you require further details.


22nd March 2021, 9:30am to 12:00noon, Online via Zoom:

26th April 2021, 9:30am to 12:00noon, Online via Zoom: 

How to ensure that wellbeing leads to welldoing

SUMO can mean differing things dependent on your context; it can stand for  ‘Shut Up, Move On’ or ‘Stop, Understand, Move On’.

These half day sessions will explore practical ways to build personal resilience, manage our own wellbeing and that of others, helping to maximise performance and engagement at work.


By Amy Aitken, Senior Administrator with CLIC

"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions".

- Dalai Lama

2020 was an incredibly difficult year in so many ways. As we find ourselves entering 2021 still faced with lots of uncertainty and challenge in all aspects of our lives, it might be hard for us to stay happy and positive. 

This is why I wanted to share ‘Action for Happiness’ with you – a movement of people who are committed to building a happier and more caring society. Action for Happiness offers a number of really useful, free-to-access, resources which are rooted in science, and are designed to help people create a bit more happiness in the world around them – both for themselves and others.

Action for Happiness describes how we can achieve a little more happiness and positivity by taking small actions at home, at work, or in our community. They might not seem like much, but they can help to create a gradual shift in how we behave and feel.

So why not take on the Friendly February challenge, and commit to connecting with others and spreading kindness?

Or catch-up on the latest online event, in which Ruby Wax shared how we can find possibility and positivity in 2021… 

You can find out more about Action for Happiness, join the movement, download monthly action calendars, access events, and so much more at: 

This might not be something that’s completely life-changing for you (and that’s ok!), but I really hope it does help in current circumstances, even if it’s just a little… 

#ProjectM is a support, learning and development offer which aims to provide an inclusive and supportive community for leaders and managers.

As part of the offer, the NHS Leadership Academy holds regular tweetchats for leaders to connect, and share ideas, experiences and concerns.

So far, the chats have reached over 1.2 million users and the next one is will take place on Tuesday 2nd February, 7-8pm. Follow #ProjectM and #OurNHSPeople to join the conversation on Twitter

The North East and Cumbria Integrated Care System has been given funding by the local Health Education England team to provide online training for healthcare staff during Covid-19, both to support their service delivery and also support their wellbeing. 

This will consist of a series of experiential learning webinars covering a range of topics that are informed by the evidence about managing and healing from adversity. They will cover aspects of relational support, leadership, service design, specific interventions and tools, safety (both physical and social), unintended consequences and issues of empowerment and social cohesion (see Kennedy, 2019 model).

They are free to access and are being delivered on Zoom. Links to each session, along with more details about each, can be found here. 

Recordings of the sessions will also be available on the Recovery College Online webpage after they have taken place. If you need any more information, please contact