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Since March, our country has battled to respond to Coronavirus COVID-19 and we now find ourselves moving through new phases of the national, local and personal circumstances.  Over this time we have seen our lives become even more digital as we moved to social distancing and self isolation and we are still grappling with the appropriate measures over the coming months as restrictions change and evolve. We know that now, more than ever, there is a need and a desire to connect to tackle and overcome this very real challenge and to support each other as we navigate the changing phases.

We also know that many of you out there are still feeling a real sense of overwhelm amongst the constant feed of information, tweets, articles, websites, news updates and more.  These pages are designed to act as searchlight or signpost – something to cut through the volume, the twitter feed and the emails and help you find the digital gems you need.

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Training Resources

Training resources provided in response to the Coronavirus response in Scotland.

7 Aug 2020

Blog – Why We Need A Movement To Make Work More Fun

Blog post –  Why We Need a Movement to Make Work More Fun  By: Joost, Corporate Rebels,  published 2nd August 2020 ‘Leaders do not intentionally create disengaged workplace cultures. A toxic workplace culture rather emerges accidentally all by itself and takes advantage of all employees infected by it.’ Topics: Training Resources,  Leadership, Change and Innovation Time: 11 mins […]

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7 Aug 2020

Article – Creating Space for Conversations

Article –  Creating Space for Conversations  By: Allison Trimble, The Kings Fund, published 19th May 2020 ‘When people are stressed and anxious, creating a shared, safe space to keep thinking and to maintain and develop relationships with colleagues is important.’ Topics: Training Resources,  Kindness and Compassion in Times of Crisis, Self Care for Individuals and Teams, Leadership, […]

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31 Jul 2020

New Report – Building Back for the Better: A perspective from CUKT

New Report – Building Back for the Better: A perspective from CUKT By: Carnegie UK Trust, published 23rd July 2020 ‘As society embarks on the process of recovery, we believe there is a collective responsibility to use what we have learned not just to repair the immediate damage but to also consider our how to […]

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Social Distancing and Self Isolation

Resources relating to social distancing and self isolation

25 Jun 2020

Project Lift 'You are Awesome' Free Cards

Project Lift ‘You are Awesome’ Free Cards New from us! Send it to say it – our digital postcards are a super-simple way to show someone you have noticed them bringing their best, or even just hanging in there, in these strange and challenging times. We have a collection of postcards – all around the […]

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24 Jun 2020

Article - Bennett Institute: Weak ties: how casual social encounters contribute to well-being, and are good for business

Article – Bennett Institute: Weak ties: how casual social encounters contribute to well-being, and are good for business
In this short blog, Dr Simone Schnall asks if the severely limited social interaction such as missing out on fun and social activities has led to us understanding just how important these are for the social bonds that are essential not just for psychological well-being, but also for physical health.

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15 Jun 2020

Resource: Black Dog Institute - A Weekly Mental Health Check-In

Resource: Black Dog Institute – A Weekly Mental Health Check-In
A free fact sheet from the Black Dog Institute to help you take a weekly self check in on your mental health – you can view, download and print

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Working from Home

Resources linked to working at home – including IT related news and links

10 Jul 2020

Our NHS People

Our NHS People Brought to us by NHS Leadership Academy in England, this free resource provides lots of short guides to help you manage your own health and wellbeing while also looking after others.  These offer subjects such as remote working, sheilding and returning to work and making decisions under pressure. It is a free […]

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15 Jun 2020

Resource: Black Dog Institute - A Weekly Mental Health Check-In

Resource: Black Dog Institute – A Weekly Mental Health Check-In
A free fact sheet from the Black Dog Institute to help you take a weekly self check in on your mental health – you can view, download and print

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11 May 2020

Coaching for Wellbeing - free coaching service for all in health and social care

Coaching for Wellbeing – free coaching service for all in health and social care
Do you want to be more active in caring for your health and wellbeing during Covid-19, but not sure what to focus on? Look at our free coaching options in the new Coaching for Wellbeing service available now.  Designed specifically to support all health and social services staff in Scotland during the Covid-19 pandemic, this is open to anyone at any level and in any role in the system.

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Government and Organisational Advice

Find official Government and public sector advice regarding Coronavirus in Scotland.

31 Jul 2020

New Report – Building Back for the Better: A perspective from CUKT

New Report – Building Back for the Better: A perspective from CUKT By: Carnegie UK Trust, published 23rd July 2020 ‘As society embarks on the process of recovery, we believe there is a collective responsibility to use what we have learned not just to repair the immediate damage but to also consider our how to […]

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24 Jul 2020

Blog post – The immediate crisis is passing: we need to build back better from the ground up

Blog post – The immediate crisis is passing: we need to build back better from the ground up By: Collaborate CIC, published 25th June 2020 ‘As we have written previously, this ‘in-between’ stage offers a unique opportunity to think about what we reinstate, what new things we take forward with us, what needs to end, and what […]

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9 Jun 2020

SCCC: Leading in a crisis resource

SCCC: Leading in a crisis resource
‘The SSSC has developed a new leadership resource to support people in social services reflect on and develop their own, and others’, leadership capability, in particular during the COVID-19 period.

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Mental and Emotional Health

Links to find more on looking after the mental and emotional health of ourselves and those around us.

24 Jul 2020

New mental health helpline offered by the National Wellbeing Hub

National Wellbeing Helpline A new helpline has been launched by the National wellbeing Hub. Which aims to provide all health and social care workers in Scotland with access to mental health support.  The helpline will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The number to call is 0800 111 4191. You can […]

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10 Jul 2020

Our NHS People

Our NHS People Brought to us by NHS Leadership Academy in England, this free resource provides lots of short guides to help you manage your own health and wellbeing while also looking after others.  These offer subjects such as remote working, sheilding and returning to work and making decisions under pressure. It is a free […]

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10 Jul 2020

Article- Kings Fund:'A long way to go': ethnic minority NHS staff share their stories

Article- Kings Fund: Creating space for conversations
By: Allison Trimble, Published 20th May 2020, Kings Fund, Leading Through COVID-19 project
‘When people are stressed and anxious, creating a shared, safe space to keep thinking and to maintain and develop relationships with colleagues is important.

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Kindness and Compassion in times of Crisis

The importance of kindness and compassion in times of crisis.

7 Aug 2020

Article – Creating Space for Conversations

Article –  Creating Space for Conversations  By: Allison Trimble, The Kings Fund, published 19th May 2020 ‘When people are stressed and anxious, creating a shared, safe space to keep thinking and to maintain and develop relationships with colleagues is important.’ Topics: Training Resources,  Kindness and Compassion in Times of Crisis, Self Care for Individuals and Teams, Leadership, […]

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31 Jul 2020

New Report – Building Back for the Better: A perspective from CUKT

New Report – Building Back for the Better: A perspective from CUKT By: Carnegie UK Trust, published 23rd July 2020 ‘As society embarks on the process of recovery, we believe there is a collective responsibility to use what we have learned not just to repair the immediate damage but to also consider our how to […]

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Self Care for individuals and teams

Resources about being kind to self in order to be kind to those around us.

7 Aug 2020

Article – Creating Space for Conversations

Article –  Creating Space for Conversations  By: Allison Trimble, The Kings Fund, published 19th May 2020 ‘When people are stressed and anxious, creating a shared, safe space to keep thinking and to maintain and develop relationships with colleagues is important.’ Topics: Training Resources,  Kindness and Compassion in Times of Crisis, Self Care for Individuals and Teams, Leadership, […]

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24 Jul 2020

New mental health helpline offered by the National Wellbeing Hub

National Wellbeing Helpline A new helpline has been launched by the National wellbeing Hub. Which aims to provide all health and social care workers in Scotland with access to mental health support.  The helpline will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The number to call is 0800 111 4191. You can […]

Read more
10 Jul 2020

Our NHS People

Our NHS People Brought to us by NHS Leadership Academy in England, this free resource provides lots of short guides to help you manage your own health and wellbeing while also looking after others.  These offer subjects such as remote working, sheilding and returning to work and making decisions under pressure. It is a free […]

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Leadership, Change and Innovation

Emerging research, insights, support and inspiration around leadership, change and innovation in the current context of Coronavirus

7 Aug 2020

Blog – Why We Need A Movement To Make Work More Fun

Blog post –  Why We Need a Movement to Make Work More Fun  By: Joost, Corporate Rebels,  published 2nd August 2020 ‘Leaders do not intentionally create disengaged workplace cultures. A toxic workplace culture rather emerges accidentally all by itself and takes advantage of all employees infected by it.’ Topics: Training Resources,  Leadership, Change and Innovation Time: 11 mins […]

Read more
7 Aug 2020

Article – Creating Space for Conversations

Article –  Creating Space for Conversations  By: Allison Trimble, The Kings Fund, published 19th May 2020 ‘When people are stressed and anxious, creating a shared, safe space to keep thinking and to maintain and develop relationships with colleagues is important.’ Topics: Training Resources,  Kindness and Compassion in Times of Crisis, Self Care for Individuals and Teams, Leadership, […]

Read more
31 Jul 2020

New Report – Building Back for the Better: A perspective from CUKT

New Report – Building Back for the Better: A perspective from CUKT By: Carnegie UK Trust, published 23rd July 2020 ‘As society embarks on the process of recovery, we believe there is a collective responsibility to use what we have learned not just to repair the immediate damage but to also consider our how to […]

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Children and Families at Home

Thrive and survive with families, children and partners at home most, or all, of the time.

25 Jun 2020

Project Lift 'You are Awesome' Free Cards

Project Lift ‘You are Awesome’ Free Cards New from us! Send it to say it – our digital postcards are a super-simple way to show someone you have noticed them bringing their best, or even just hanging in there, in these strange and challenging times. We have a collection of postcards – all around the […]

Read more
24 Jun 2020

Article - Bennett Institute: Weak ties: how casual social encounters contribute to well-being, and are good for business

Article – Bennett Institute: Weak ties: how casual social encounters contribute to well-being, and are good for business
In this short blog, Dr Simone Schnall asks if the severely limited social interaction such as missing out on fun and social activities has led to us understanding just how important these are for the social bonds that are essential not just for psychological well-being, but also for physical health.

Read more
15 Jun 2020

Families: How to Get Your Kids to Listen and Engage - Kris Prochaska at TEDxBend

Families: How to Get Your Kids to Listen and Engage – Kris Prochaska at TEDxBend
This short video could help you find a bit of perspective and a different way to try those tough conversations with your kids. 

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