HALSA and Cellar Trust Wellbeing Offer to Staff

The West Yorkshire Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub is working with HALSA and the Cellar Trust to bring a range of free wellbeing resources, events and other support to people working in the West Yorkshire health and care system, including volunteers and people working in local authorities. This is all part of the West Yorkshire Health and Wellbeing Programme for 2022.


Between February and April HALSA are offering 23 different wellbeing sessions, with 45 different date and time slots to choose from. These are all live webinar sessions delivered by specialist HALSA Wellbeing trainers focusing on fast and practical tips for supporting your wellbeing.

Further information on the resources and online sessions available in February, April and March 2022 can be found on this leaflet here and on the West Yorkshire HCP website here. You can book on to these HASLA led sessions now here.

The Cellar Trust e-learning modules are free for anyone in West Yorkshire and you can register for these on Living Well Training – Training for a healthy mind.

Free Advanced Care Planning and Bereavement Webinars

Do you want to work with individuals and groups in your community?

Are you passionate about improving people’s lives/care?

Can you support people to have better, more personalised conversations about Advance Care Planning (ACP) and bereavement that are tailored to their needs?

If yes, become a Champion!

The West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership in collaboration with Wakefield Hospice, St Gemma’s Hospice and Overgate Hospice are offering free webinars to upskill people working or volunteering across health, social care and the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector in Advance Care Planning and Bereavement Support.

This will help to build the emotional resilience of our communities and will support you to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to help people plan ahead for their health and social care needs and support those who are bereaved, whilst tailoring their plans to reflect what matters to them.

This training will equip you with the essential skills to have better, more personalised conversations, offer support and sign post when further help and information is needed.

Sessions are available on;

Thursday 2nd December 12:30-16:00


Tuesday 18th January 09:30-13:00

You can view the poster here and the application form here.

The below resources provide some more information on Advance Care Planning and the difference it can make to people:

With dementia;

Living with learning disabilities;

Advance Care Planning – YouTube


Men’s Health Week Sessions

We are now in Movember which is traditionally the month where we raise awareness of men’s health issues and Humber, Coast and Vale have a fantastic programme of events running throughout the week commencing on Monday 8th November. These events have kindly been opened to colleagues across North East and Yorkshire.

Here are some highlights:

Men’s sleep issues – (Monday 8th Nov 12-1pm and Friday 12th 2-3pm) – do you or your male partner have difficulty sleeping? Snoring, sleep apnea, frequent interruptions to go to the toilet? If so, this session is for you and the man in your life.

Gareth Thomas, Welsh Rugby Player – (Tuesday 9th Nov 2-3pm) – talking about LGBTQ+ equality, mental health and tackling stigma around HIV.

Q&A session with Dr Alex George – (Monday 8th Nov 10:30-11:30am) – Alex works in A&E as an emergency doctor and has become a well-known and respected healthcare professional in the UK and will be talking to us about men’s mental health and answer some your questions.

Men’s Mental Health with Dr Alex George – Friday 12th Nov 10:30-11:30am – Additional sessions looking at men’s mental health.

Veterans support – Thursday 11th November – There are specific sessions on Thursday for veterans to coincide with Remembrance Day.

There are also sessions during the week focusing on cancer, blood pressure, nutrition and exercise.

These sessions are open to all staff across North East and Yorkshire including male and female colleagues, their husbands, partners, fathers, brothers, friends…

Please book your place using this link: Booking for Men’s Health Sessions

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.

Regional Leadership for Personalised Care Programme

Making personalised care happen calls for new types of leaders who can work across orgaisational boundaries, make connections and bring staff, people and communities together to drive change.

There is currently the opportunity for colleagues to join the Regional Leadership for Personalised Care Programme, co-delivered by national experts, many of whom have lived experience and a long history of leading change. This programme is free of charge and applications are invited from teams and individuals across the NHS, Councils and the Voluntary sector (VCSE).

Further infromation can be found on the event poster here.

Please note the closing date for applications is Wednesday 15th September.

Further infromation on cohort dates can be found here.

Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub – Weekly Q&A drop ins

The West Yorkshire and Harrogate Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub – find out more at the weekly drop-in sessions!

What is it?

How can I access it?

What immediate support / treatment / therapy is available for me?


In July and early August the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership are presenting (via zoom) a 10 minute overview of the Hub service, followed by a 5 minute Question and Answer Session. No need to sign up or register, the zoom link is given below.


These sessions and the Hub services are open to anyone working in West Yorkshire and Harrogate health and social care organisations, including VCSE.

Tuesday 6th July                 9.30 am

Monday 12th July                9.30 am

Thursday 22nd July            9.30 am

Wednesday 28th July         9.30am

Wednesday 4th August      9.30am

The host will open the zoom link 10 minutes before the start to allow people to log on, so please log in at least a few minutes before the start time.

Zoom link:

Meeting ID: 871 6283 8436

NE&Y Inclusion Event

Inclusion – Creating the ideal environment for colleagues to disclose their protected characteristics

Are you interested in creating an environment that is based on openness and transparency?

Would you like to share good practice and learning?


If so, NHS England would like to welcome you to their free inclusion event:

Thursday 29th of April 2021

9:30am – 12 noon

This workshop is open to all Health, Care and VSO colleagues with lived experience in the North East and Yorkshire region.

The workshop will stimulate discussion about the environment that we need to create to get our more diverse staff to disclose.

Further information, including how to register for the event, can be found here.

End of Life Care Training for H&SC Support Workers

Free places are available for health and social care staff working across West Yorkshire and Harrogate to attend virtual, interactive education sessions around end of life care. These sessions are available for staff in bands 1-4 who work in any care setting.

The training sessions cover 4 key areas of end of life care:

1) Supporting personalised and advance care planning discussions at the end of life

2) Difficult conversations at end of life

3) Care of patients in last weeks and days of life

4) Bereavement and loss (including self-care)


Do you look after patients/clients at the end of life?

Do you support patients/clients and those important to them to start to think about their care as they become less well?

Do you want to gain more skills and knowledge around end of life care and having those challenging conversations?

Then these courses are for you!


Further information, including details on the date/times of sessions and how to book, can be found here.

‘Check In’ Anti Staff Suicide Campaign

“Suicide is the biggest killer of people under the age of 35 and the biggest killer of men under the age of 50.”

The West Yorkshire & Harrogate Health and Care Partnership are leading a new campaign aiming to reduce staff suicide and normalise conversations around suicide and mental health. This campaign aims to act as a reminder for us to check in with our colleagues and ourselves to help reduce staff suicide and promote a wellbeing culture. The flyer can be found here.

Information on the support available to staff from a vast variety of organisations, can be found on the Check-in website, which can be accessed here. This includes resources to help you support yourself as well as your colleagues.

You can also sign up to access the campaign toolkit to access resources which will allow your organisation to join the ‘Check-in’ campaign.

Zero Suicide Alliance also provide a range of awareness training options, which provide a better understanding of the signs to look out for and the skills required to approach someone who is struggling, whether that be through social isolation or suicidal thoughts. To access this training, please visit the ZSA website here.

Connecting Communities Engagement Workshop

Calling all Health, Social care and voluntary sector workforce!


West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership are seeking to develop a network to support resilience and growth of our health and care colleagues and volunteers.

We are holding an engagement workshop on 4th March 2021 from 9:30am-12pm, inviting colleagues from across West Yorkshire and Harrogate to help us create a network informed by your experiences, challenges and passion for personalised care. The network will provide a platform to share good practice, discuss the challenges and coproduce solutions to support a powerful social movement for change.  Help us further shape the benefits and desired outcomes, but also what the network will look like and how it will function.

To register for the engagement workshop please click here

What is the ambition of the network?

Our ambition is to create a social movement for change that supports personalised care to be business as usual across our health and care sector.

The aim of the network will be to:

  • support professional development
  • offer peer support
  • create mentoring and coaching opportunities

For further details, please contact Razwana Kauser –

The advertising slides can be accessed here.