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Tackling inequalities prototypes

In the final of the series of blog posts on prototyping we return to the NHS Lanarkshire Hub who began our impact stories series.  All the members have individual prototypes that they have been working on, although they are linked through the theme of tackling inequalities.  The groups’ ideas cover work within citizen’s advice bureau […]

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From “stuck at the bottom of the U” to action

Valerie Jackman is a lecturer at Edinburgh College.  In this film, Valerie talks of how she moved from feeling “stuck at the bottom of the U” to taking action on her idea. Many people we talk to also experience being stuck at the bottom of the U.  It’s perhaps understandable when many of us don’t […]

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The personal and professional

Eleanor Ogilvie is a Programme Manager with See Me (https://www.seemescotland.org/), Scotland’s programme to tackle mental health stigma and discrimination.  When I spoke to her about her motivation for taking part in u.lab she spoke of looking for something that would help her with big system change around ending mental health stigma for people with mental […]

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Connecting back to yourself

This week,  we talk to Stephen Gallagher, Deputy Director of Public Bodies and Public Service Reform, Scottish Government as we move further down into the u.process to the Presencing stage or “the bottom of the U”.  Presencing is one of those words that doesn’t always sit easily with people but is a blend of sensing […]

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Co-sensing – a deadly conversation

  In the final of the series of four blog posts around the co-sensing element within u.lab Kuladharini, the Chief Executive of the Scottish Recovery Consortium, talks about using u.lab tools to have a “Deadly Serious Conversation” around tackling the issue of death from substance misuse.  When I spoke to her she noted that this […]

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The Coaching Circle Experience

The third in a series of four blog posts around co-sensing is with a group of people who have been involved in a coaching circle as part of U.Lab in Glasgow.  Anne McCann, Kate McHendrie and Tommy all work with different organisations and came together after attending an open evening advertised on the u.lab Scotland Facebook […]

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“Different and better conversations”

The second in a series of blog posts is with Anne Connor who is the Chief Executive of Outside the Box, a third sector organisation which provides independent development support to groups and people across Scotland who want to make a difference within their communities.  

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Stories: NHS analysts going out into the wider system

The first in a series of four blog posts around co-sensing is with Lorna Jackson who is the Associate Director for Analytics and Intelligence in Public Health for NHS National Services Scotland. She took part in u.lab in 2015 and this year has been working on using this learning and applying it within her area […]

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