Anti-bullying week 2021 will be taking place from Monday 15 – Friday 19 November and this year’s theme is one kind word.

NHS England and NHS Improvement are pleased to share details of the next Wellbeing Wednesday session, which will be brought to you by the Civility and Respect programme.  These sessions are intended for those who have a role in supporting the wellbeing of our NHS people, or who are keen to hear more about the national programmes of work.

The theme for the session on 10 November is “Understanding how civility and respect underpins a culture of kindness and compassion”.  This is the first of a “Compassionate and positive cultures in the NHS series” covering four events throughout November to promote kindness and help support civility and respect in the NHS to help colleagues:

  • Understand what kindness, compassion and a positive culture looks like
  • Spread awareness of civility and respect and empower NHS staff to help eliminate bullying and harassment
  • Inform the NHS workforce what support is available to promote civil and respectful workplace environments
  • Provide diagnostic tools to help organisations benchmark and take action

We will have contributions from keynote speakers joining us, including Prerana Issar, Chief People Officer (TBC) and Michael West CBE, Senior Visiting Fellow, The King’s Fund and Professor of Organisational Psychology, Lancaster University.

These sessions are open to all NHS staff.

Once you have registered for any of the sessions through the links above, please make a manual note of the time in your diary.   We will be hosting the session through MS Teams and will share the link via email on the morning of the event.

We look forward to seeing you there!