Weeknotes S10 Ep 18

Longest series everHi welcome to my week(notes). I wasn’t really happy with last week and I didn’t have the energy to write anything particularly interesting, but I think that’s maybe a reflection of this series going on for rather longer than I thought. I need a break really. So this will be the last weeknote for [...]

Weeknotes S10 Ep 17

WhistlestopnotesHi hi! It’s been a busy week with a lot going on so I’m going to list out some of the things by days and then see if any insights fall out.MondayI wasn’t feeling well which meant I WFB (worked from bed) for most of the day. But actually the W in that is probably [...]

Out of the frying pan and away from the fire. My reflections on #OTGSP

This is a guest post by Emma Kate Ross, an attendee at #OTGSP — our recent event for World Suicide Prevention Day. Emma works for Kelly’s Cause Foundation, a charity dedicated to supporting those working within the hospitality industry.A chef plates meals in a kitchen.Your comfortable Thursday afternoon, surrounded by your safe, familiar environment is pierced and you [...]

Weeknotes S10 Ep16

The house buying process. Reader, it is not this straightforward.Well hi. How has your week been? Mine has been… eventful.On Tuesday my buyer pulled out of our house sale.On Wednesday we started viewings again (after some frantic tidying).The Simpson’s house, the caption reads: (BANGING)Then, on Thursday we had a new offer!Stans(?) house in South Park, [...]

What we learned by running #OTGSP

One Team Gov commit to working in the open, sharing our findings when running events so that others can learn from us. Here you will find stats, feedback from attendees, and lessons learned from running the event.A wonderful sketchnote produced by Angela Buron and featuring all of our speakers on the day.I always feel especially privileged when [...]

Weeknotes S10 Ep15

This series is going on forever…. might be time for a break soon.A flashing gif of the word ‘empower’Power / empowerment [1]/ language / soft stuffI’ve been thinking a lot about digital transformation, working in this space of change, of user centred design, of service design. Of power structures and hierarchies. Of empowerment and disempowerment, and the [...]

Weeknotes S10 Ep14

The meltdownIt’s Thursday evening as I write this. I’m watching the programme on the BBC about the crazy hotel in Liverpool where everything is Instagram fishing. I started watching it the other week and it is exactly the kind of delicious nonsense that I love.A room in The Shankley hotel, with gold crushed velvet bed [...]

Weeknotes S10 Ep13

RipplesHello and happy Friday. It’s blustery. Its a bit rainy. It’s definitely autumn now.Gif: Winnie the Pooh on a blustery dayIt’s been a pretty good week, no major issues or worries, some progress made and some good conversations. I’m not sure I’ve had any big feels or epiphanies this week, but lets start writing and see [...]

#OTGSP — your questions

On 10 September One Team Gov held an event for World Suicide Prevention Day #WSPD2020. We brought together 14 people working in Suicide Prevention to offer a range of perspectives. Here are some of the questions that you asked on the day, answered by our contributors and organising team.Banners showing a number of our principles: [...]