Free Menopause Health and Wellbeing Sessions

World Menopause Day
takes place on Monday 18th October 2021 and sees events held internationally throughout the rest of the month to raise awareness around this transitional stage for women. To mark this occassion, three different sets of health and wellbeing sessions are taking place in West Yorkshire and our neighbouring Integrated Care Systems (ICSs).

All sessions are free to attend and are open to anyone working and/or volunteering in health and social care across West Yorkshire.

1) Various Halsa Menopause focussed health and wellbeing sessions

2) Menopause focused awareness session aimed at partners, family members and colleagues wishing to support somoene going through the menopause

3) Menopause focussed discussion session with Kaye Adams (TV presenter, journalist and author) and Dr Shahzadi Harper – “Let’s all tlk about the menopause”.

Further information on all available sessions can be found here, along with details of how to register.

Wakefield Equality First Event

On October 21st, the Wakefield First team are hosting a live seminar event covering Equality & Diversity, with key speaker Aaron Casserly Stewart.

Aaron is a jazz vocalist, producer, manager, activist and former singer with the three-time Grammy Award winning group the ‘Sounds of Blackness’. Amongst other accomplishments and commitments, he is also the Chair of the Black Lives Matter Leeds, Vice Chair of Leeds Conservatoire, Relationship Manager at Black Lives in Music and Guest Lecturer at the University of Bolton.

Wednesday 20th October 2021

10:00am – 12:00pm

The Hepworth, Wakefield, WF1 5AW

Further information can be found here.

Wakefield Council are looking to actively promote, support, nurture and encourage equality and diversity for businesses within our district and this event will support this vision. Workforces should be inclusive and provide opportunities for all in terms of race, religion, gender, age, orientation and even, education.

Register your place for free here.

We Are All Leaders Now – Spectrum Festival of Leadership and Learning

Registration is now open for the fifth event in Spectrum’s Festival of Leadership & Learning, a series of inspiring, engaging and thought provoking education events led by various forward-thinking advocates, practitioners of change and lived experience voices.

This event, titled We Are All Leaders Now, will be led by Rob Webster CBE, Lead Chief Executive – West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership (ICS).

We Are All Leaders Now

Wednesday 13th October

14:30 – 15:30

Rob will focus on the work we need to do to ensure people receive more joined up and integrated care in a post pandemic world where health inequalities are starker than ever. This poses challenges for us as leaders in our organisations and in our systems.

This session will set out practical measures by which leaders can become more effective at all levels using real life examples and personal experiences alongside academic studies. Rob will make the case of how we all need to be system leaders now.

The event flyer can be found here.

To register for this event, click here.

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WY&H Virtual Recruitment Fair

On Thursday 30th September, a collaboration of Mental Health Trusts, including South Wes Yorkshire Partnership, Bradford District Care and Leeds and York Partnership NHS Trusts, are hosting a free virtual recruitment fair.

This event will showcase opportunities to work within Mental Health across West Yorkshire and Harrogate and provide careers advice, application help and interview tips. There will be roles showcased in Nursing, Care, Health Support Worker, Peer Support Workers, Comms, management, IT, HR, finance, logistics, customer service roles and more.

Everyone is welcome!

For more information and to register for the event, please use the following link:

Community Volunteering training course

Wakefield Adult Education Service are offering a new Community Volunteering course for learners aged 19+ who are wanting to gain an understanding and prepare for a role within a voluntary organisation.


This course will teach you:

The role of a volunteer within a voluntary organisation

The activities of volunary organisations

The skills required to be a successful volunteer

The regulatory frameworks that may apply to being a volunteer


This course will take place at Manygates Adult Education Centre, with 2 hour weekly lessons for either 4 or 12 weeks.

Further information, and details on how to enrol, can be found on the course leaflet here.

Wakefield Adult Education Service – Training available

Wakefield Adult Education Service have further expanded their successful FREE online learning offer and now deliver 29 virtual learning programmes.


Topics for learning courses offered include, but are not limited to:

Self-harm, Suicide Awareness & Prevention

Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental health

Prevention and Control of Infection

Principles of Business Administration

Allergy Awareness

Equality and Diversity


Further details on the range of learning programmes available can be found here.

For further information, or for information on how to enrol onto one of these programmes, please contact Lauren Rose at


‘Connected on Inclusion’ week of events

The West Yorkshire and harrogate Race Equality Network are hosting a series of events between the 4th and 8th of October 2021 around the theme of ‘Connected on Inclusion’.

Launching on Monday 4 of October 2021, the network is hosting various events that seek to connect us further on inclusion and celebrate the huge achievements in race equality made across West Yorkshire and Harrogate.

Sessions planned throughout the week will be led by keynote speakers and guests including Rob Webster CBE, Chief Executive of the WY&H Health and Care Partnership, and Michael West CBE, King’s Fund and Professor at Lancaster University.

Other guests also include Cllr Shabir Pandor, Leader of Kirklees Council; Dr Habib Naqvi Director, NHS Race and Health Observatory; Jenni Douglas-Todd, Director of Equality and Inclusion at NHS England and Nadine Pemberton all the way from St Lucia. As a previous Executive Director of Legal for Social Work England and current consultant coach and mentor, Nadine will be sharing her brave leadership journey.

You can register for the event here by Monday 27th September and book on to the days and workshops you would like to attend.

Further information can be found here.



Public Health Training Recruitment Open Day

The Yorkshire and Humber School of Public Health are recruiting as part of an annual national programme and are hosting an online Recruitment Day on Thursday 7th October 2pm-4pm.

The event flyer can be found here.

Do you want to join an exciting Public Health training scheme and contribute to improving health and wellbeing and reducing inequalities for our local communities?

Do you have a medical degree with current GMC registration and a minimum of 2 years postgraduate medical experience OR do you have 48 months’ work experience (including 24 months at Agenda for Change 6 work experience which is relevant to population health practice) over the previous 4 years and a degree at 2.1 or above or a master’s degree?

This event will give you a chance to learn about the Public Health Training Programme and meet the Head of School, Val Barker, and the Training Programme Directors, Susan Hird and Shirley Brierley. You will also hear from Registrars currenly on the Progrmme, about the application process and about the training programme itself.

Click here to book a place on the recruitment day.

Other useful links:

The Yorkshire and Humber Deanery Website – Provides useful information for anyone interested in public health training in Yorkshire and the Humber. Please view this website, the videos and all links before attending the open day.

Faculty of Public Health Website – Provides specific details about recruitment and eligibility, which will be updated for 2021/22 in October 2021.

Wakefield EDI Summit – 30th September

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Summit
Thursday 30th September


As health, social care, community and housing services continue to manage the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s more important than ever that we work together to build an inclusive workforce and tackle inequality across the Wakefield District.

If you’re passionate about Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and want to be part of our conversation, come along to our FREE Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Summit on 30th September! 

Wakefield Integrated Care Partnership

This FREE online event has been developed on behalf of the Wakefield Integrated Care Partnership HR Directors Network, a network of health, social care, voluntary and community sector and housing organisations that are passionate about equality and diversity. Together, we’re reaching out to our staff to spark conversations around inclusivity and explore how we can do more to tackle inequalities in the workplace.

Click here to view the event poster and click here to view the agenda.

The full event guide, with details on speakers can be accessed here and is also available as a plain text version.

Join our Wakefield Summit for some fantastic keynote speakers and get involved with workshops discussing key EDI issues, including:

Building a more inclusive workplace

Reflecting BAME experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic

Inclusive Recruitment

Trans Inclusion

The full event guide, with details on speakers can be accessed here and is also available as a plain text version.

You can book your place here.

Please feel free to share this email with your colleagues and look out for your event Invite soon!

Allied Healthcare Professionals Day Celebrations

Allied Healthcare Professionals (AHP) Day 2021 is fast approaching and the West Yorkshire and Harrogate AHP Faculty are promoting a series of events to celebrate.

On Thursday 14th October, the AHP faculty would like to take the opportunity to come together, share a virtual breakfast, hear about some of the work completed in the AHP Faculty and look at how we can support each other going forward.

The Faculty will also be promoting some national events and on Saturday 9th October there is an opportunity for individuals to come together and get moving at their local park run – more information to follow.

The Save the Date and further information can be accessed here.

Please can you save the date for these events and share across your organisations. All AHPs are encouraged to come along  to these events, but colleagues from other professions who are keen to hear about the work of AHPs in West Yorkshire and Harrogate are also welcome to join!