Wellness and Prevention of Illness Definitions Workshop #3

15 March 2018 The Welcome Centre 47 Parkside Coventry CV1 2HG

Hosted by West Midlands Academic Health Science Network, this workshop is for anyone who's ever walked away from a meeting wondering if they've understood what was said, or whether what they've said has been understood. Even though we use the same words, we often don't seem to be speaking the 'same language'. This workshop will try to ensure that what we say, and how we say it, is consistent and gets our message and purpose across. Attendees will discuss the West Midlands' prevention of illness agenda and our use of language, and is aimed at people who work on the prevention of illness agenda across health, social care and the third sector, including commissioners and frontline provider staff.

WMAHSN wants to work with you to understand the language differences, and hence the barriers, in working in prevention across sectors. There is a need to develop a common bond of prevention language and linguistics to support this increasingly important agenda and to ensure that we speak a common vocabulary, which enables people to get the right services, at the right time and in the right way.

Feedback from the first Wellness and Prevention of Illness Definitions Workshop:

  • “Great event - thought provoking”
  • “A very important workshop at exactly the right time”
  • “Really great opportunity to start thinking about an important issue in our practice”
  • “'It raised questions about the language I use every day, and made me think, which is v positive. I'll think more about my communication with different people.”'

This is one of a series of planned workshops; each workshop is designed to encourage discussion among a new group of attendees, although previous delegates are welcome to return.

To engage with the event on Twitter, use the hashtag #saywhatwemean

Please note details of this event are subject to the outcome of our second Wellness and Prevention of Illness Definitions Workshop. You can register to find out more on the Eventbrite page.