A great year…..thank you everyone!

Hello everyone,

we hope this finds you full of excitement for the Christmas break, and that you all have some time out planned with your loved ones.

We wanted to thank you all for working with us at grays, for supporting us through an incredible year of development, and take a little look back with you on some of our highlights…

One of our high spots of 2017 include taking grays all the way across the globe to the IHI/BMJ International conference in Kuala Lumpur. This was a fabulous event, where world leaders on quality and safety in health care gathered to share best practice, and ignite the spark for collaboration and innovation in the future. His Royal Highness Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah officially opened the conference and spoke passionately for his desire to see health and wellbeing as an urgent priority for his country. Professor Don Berwick illuminated the conference with wisdom and brought a sense of a ‘call to arms’ for all who want to see a connected and caring workforce.

We were there too!

We delivered our research and ran a masterclass on developing the resilience and wellbeing with the Third Workforce. It was an honour to be part of the proceedings, and we look forward to developing work with colleagues in 2018.

We have not neglected our UK colleagues though, and have been kept busy scoping a leadership reslience study with Academi Wales, have shared our work at conferences in Brighton, Cardiff, and Stoke, and have continued to develop our programmes with leaders across the UK.

We have gone on to develop our Third Workforce programme with Ceredigion County Council, and will have a Young Carers, and a Carers in Employment programme available for you in 2018.

A major development with our CPD learning programmes includes that of certified trainer, and client support, which are now available in a blended learning format, you can see some of the developments here https://grayswellbeing.co.uk/grays-blended-learning-programes/

We celebrated when one of our Associates Katherine Fiona Jones, was awarded an artist residency in Berlin this year, and since then has presented her work both in Berlin and in Wales.

We welcomed Stefano Ghazzali, our learning technologist, who was made a Fellow of the Institute of Training and Occupation Learning this year, and Alan Henry as grays Associates. We are very excited about developing our blended learning programmes with them, and including LGBTQIA+ programmes to our porfolio with Alan.

It has been a challenging year, not least because our work brings us to the front line, we have risen to the challenge however and are wiser for it.

We wish you all a very the best that life can bring you in 2018, and look forward to learning and working with you next year.

Cofion Cynnes.