Author Archives: Guy Outram

The Transforming Surge Capacity Project

The Transforming Surge Capacity Project  is led by ActionAid and backed by 11 partners including: Action Contre le Faim, Christian Aid, the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development, CARE, International Medical Corps, Islamic Relief, Muslim Aid, Plan International, Save the Children and Tearfund. Recently over 40 individuals from a number ofRead More

Timmy Kurtuldum talks about the Magic Art of Mediation

If you ever wondered if mediation is for you, an article from CiC’s Training and Mediation Manager, Timmy Kurtuldum, in the latest issue of BACP’s Counselling at Work journal, talks about the skills required to play a part in a successful mediation. “It’s too easy to think that mediation inRead More

Should we ban the banter?

  Recently on the HRDIRECTOR, Kate Nowlan, discussed research published by the Trades Unions Congress that reports half of women have experienced sexual harassment during their career. According to Kate, the core issue highlighted by the report is workplace banter: “…the thin line between humour and something inappropriate and threatening.Read More

Improving psychological wellbeing in the NHS

Improving psychological wellbeing in the NHS In a recent article published online in theHRDirector, BCH’s deputy chief officer for workforce development, Sara Brown, describes the hospital’s recently improved package of health and wellbeing activities and the successes they have seen in providing an improved psychological wellbeing service in partnership withRead More

Delivering a complete counselling service in the NHS

The August 2016 issue of Pay and Benefits puts the spotlight on Birmingham Children’s Hospital (BCH) and their partnership with CiC. Sara Brown, Deputy Chief Officer for Workforce Development at the Hospital, explains how working with seriously ill children can take its toll on employees. Findings from a National StaffRead More

CiC attends HHR Europe 2016

Kate Nowlan (CEO CiC) and Javier Paredes (Senior Account Manager CiC) recently attended the Humanitarian Human Resources Conference for 2016, held in Barcelona. The theme of the conference this year was ‘Organisational Resilience: HR at the Frontline’. The conference objectives where as follows: •  Map out the current trends aroundRead More

CiC supporting health care professionals

Healthcare can be a high-stress environment to work in, so strong support structures and a culture of openness are essential. In the June 2016 edition of Nursing Management, CiC’s client, Birmingham Children’s Hospital’s Sara Brown, deputy chief officer for workforce development, talks about how their work with CiC has providedRead More

Kate Nowlan & Thomson Reuters at US Journalism Convention

Coping with On-The-Job Trauma – Powered by Reuters, at the 2016 NABJ and NAHJ Annual Convention and Career Fair Ferguson. San Bernardino. Baltimore. Sandy Hook. Katrina. Violent images on user generated content. U.S.-based journalists are thrust into coverage of mass-casualty events, civil unrest, protests and natural disasters at what seemsRead More

Health and wellbeing support to tackle hospital stress levels

In a recently published article from Safety and Health Practitioner, Sara Brown, Deputy Chief Officer for Workforce Development at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, explains how BCH’s strategic partnership with CiC has helped to reduce the risk of serious stress-related and psychological problems amongst hospital employees. Looking at the findings from aRead More