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Health and Wellbeing Team and Team Leader toolkits development

NHS England and Improvement and the North West Leadership Academy and Leadership and Lifelong Learning Team are co-designing and developing a simple and practical toolkit that takes team leaders and their teams through a journey to develop and enhance their health and wellbeing.

The toolkit is being developed based on  from feedback from the Health and Wellbeing Framework engagement events and builds on the Healthy Leadership Framework. Stakeholders have asked for a simple tool to help frontline leaders/managers and their teams engage with and embed a wellbeing culture in their setting. 

There are two opportunities to engage in shaping and testing the toolkit, all feedback will then be used to finalise design and content ahead of launch in October 2022.

Design Groups – (March – April 2022)
NHSE/I would like to invite team leaders and members from across health and care organisations to a design group to test out the HWB team journey structure and draft content. With the purpose to secure feedback and improvement ideas. Those that attend the sessions will go away with the healthy leadership self-assessment and supporting resources.
For more information on the upcoming design user group dates please click here. All sessions last 2 hours and are held via Zoom. 
To book a place please select from the below dates and times.

Thursday 31 March – 14:00 – 16:00 Click here to book
Tuesday 5 April – 14:00 – 16:00 Click here to book
Thursday 7 April – 14:00 – 16:00 Click here to book
Tuesday 12 April – 10:00 – 12:00 Click here to book

Pilot Teams (May – June 2022)
NHSE/I are also looking for team leaders and their teams who would be interested in piloting the toolkit over a period of 8 weeks starting in May to conclude in July 2022. They will be asked to provide feedback at the end of the teams health and wellbeing journey. There would be the opportunity for 9 teams to pilot from across a range of sectors including health and social care, charitable, housing, etc.

Commitment and requirement to the pilot would need:

  • Team leader or designated team member to ‘hold the process’ for the team to work though the team journey
  • Meet regularly as a team (every 2 weeks)
  • Review and complete parts of the HWB Team journey
  • Gather data insights to understand your teams’ current health and wellbeing needs
  • Plan and start on actions that are key areas of focus
  • Prepare and undertake the Healthy Leadership self-assessment and team assessment
  • Reflection and action planning
  • Take part in an evaluation process – meet with the evaluator at the start and end of the HWB journey (1 hour each session via virtual platform)

It is anticipated that the time involvement of pilot teams would be 3.5 to 5 days, however this could increase depending on the number of domains the team decide to work on.

Expression of Interest
If you would like to take part in the pilot phase, please complete a short expression of interest survey here. Please submit your expression of interest by Friday 15 April 2022.