Birmingham Wellbeing Forum – Daring To Hope 20th January


Date and Time

Wed 20 Jan

  • January 20, 2021
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


ChaplaincyPlus, Floor 8, One Colmore Row, Birmingham, West Midlands, B3 2BJ, United Kingdom



The Birmingham Wellbeing Forum

Across the Birmingham business community, frontline support for wellbeing is increasingly provided by Mental Health First Aiders and Wellbeing Champions. This Forum is to “support the supporters”: it gives an opportunity for staff who are supporting colleagues in Birmingham businesses to come together for some structured input, including an refresher on some aspect of wellbeing. Zoom login details will be sent out to all attendees 24-48 hours before the event. Please share this information with the Wellbeing Champions in your business and invite them to book in for free via Eventbrite

Our Wellbeing Forum sessions include some structured input – including a refresher on some aspect of wellbeing – as well as a chance to share views on the challenges and opportunities for Wellbeing Champions at this time. There is also space for co-learning, using breakout rooms, with training material or a case study to help us think more deeply together about a potential workplace situation/ scenario and the support we can offer our colleagues.

Building on our recent session on Adaptability , our next gathering of the Wellbeing Forum will be focussed on Daring to Hope….

To book In click HERE

We will be meeting via Zoom, with log-on details being sent out to all attendees 24-48 hours before the event.

Our experienced Co-Facilitators are both passionate about supporting wellbeing as we navigate the challenges of life at work and beyond.


Carol Wilson leads a large team of Spiritual Care Practitioners and Chaplains at Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. She is a Mental Health First Aid Trainer and has worked previously in a variety of NHS roles. Carol is passionate about the part healthy spirituality can play in building and maintaining wellbeing. She is also an executive coach and workplace mediator and has recently trained as a trauma risk manager.

Sue Noyes is a qualified Coach and Mentor, with a special focus on career development. She is an non-exec Director at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospitals and Chair of Governors of Coventry College. As Chief Executive of the East Midlands Ambulance Service, she drove a major organisational improvement programme, with a recognised focus on improving staff wellbeing. Prior to that, as a Chartered Accountant she spent 25 years in NHS, working for much of that time as a Finance Director.

If you’d like to know more about the City Wellbeing Initiative or ChaplaincyPlus, please contact Steve Bavington on 07966 823605 steve.bavington@chaplaincyplus.org.uk

With the many challenges faced by individuals and businesses as we respond to Covid-19, we are glad to offer this Forum free of charge at present, as part of ChaplaincyPlus’s support for the Birmingham business community. In due course, we will be moving to a paid-for basis for participation in Wellbeing Forums, as part of the package of services comprising the City Wellbeing Initiative.

The Wellbeing Forum is a part of the City Wellbeing Initiative, a space for open engagement with others across the business community which does not pre-suppose any religious affiliation.