Lamentation and Celebration


Date and Time

Wed 16 Dec

  • December 16, 2020
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm



Lamentation and Celebration

The Forum is for Wellbeing Champions and all who offer support to work colleagues across the Birmingham business community. Our Christmas Wellbeing Forum will be a light touch Forum “with a difference”. It provides an opportunity for those of us who have joined the Wellbeing Forum in 2020 to come together and reflect on this extraordinary year. We’ll share space for “lamentation” – acknowledging what we’ve let go of in 2020 – and also “celebration”, recognising what we value at work and beyond this Christmas.

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.

To be part of the discussion book in HERE