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Natalie Koussa
Natalie Koussa

Wellbeing Our Way's WOW! Exchange is a space for charities and community groups to exchange examples of how they are enabling people to live well, in the ways which matter to them.

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Following publication of the Six principles for engaging people and communities, the NHS Youth Forum provide a constructive response outlining how and why children and young people’s voices must be heard.

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Sarah Thompson-Turvey

In the past five to ten years, there has been little to no increase in the number of people with mental health issues feeling involved in the support that they receive, a recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) report told us.

Sandra Gidley
Sandra Gidley

The Government is looking at how to reform community pharmacy, however at the same time the Government has said it wants to remove £170M of funding from community pharmacy.

Liz Glenister
Liz Glenister

Today, 1 June, is not only the first day of Volunteers' Week but also World Hypopara Awareness Day. In honour of the occasion, Liz Glenister, Chief Executive of Hypopara UK and Britain's Best Volunteer 2016, blogs for National Voices about the very small charity celebrating its awareness day on a global scale...

Debbie Sorkin
Debbie Sorkin

Systems Leadership is about how you lead across boundaries – departmental, organisational or sector.  It’s how you lead when you’re not in charge, and you need to influence others rather than pull a management lever.  It describes the way you need to work when you face large, complex, difficult and seemingly intractable problems; where you need to juggle multiple uncertainties; where no one person or organisation can find or organise the solution on their own; where everyone is grappling with how to make resources meet demand which is outstripping them; and where the way forward therefore lies in involving as many people’s energies, ideas, talents and expertise as possible.

Lynda Thomas
Lynda Thomas

In October 2015, Nationwide Building Society in association with Macmillan Cancer Support launched a service designed to help customers manage their money following a cancer diagnosis. Lynda Thomas, chief executive at Macmillan explains the financial impact of cancer and how the charity works with its corporate partners to deliver value for people affected by cancer.

Isabella Goldie
Isabella Goldie

Mental Health Awareness Week gives us the opportunity to ignite a national debate around the importance of supporting good mental health. This year, the theme focusses on the importance of ‘Relationships’ in their many forms. After looking at the global body of evidence, the Mental Health Foundation found striking evidence showing the impact of relationships on our health and wellbeing to be comparable to well established risk factors such as smoking.

Toby Scott
Toby Scott

This year's Dying Matters Awareness Week runs from May 9-15, and our theme is The Big Conversation. And the Big Conversation is the one we'd like everybody to have about their own death and what they want to happen before, during and after it.

Nic Higham
Nic Higham

We’ve recently launched a new website for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) called CAMHeleon.org.

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