MHT 2021 Session 2 – Learning from lockdown, an honest conversation.

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Learning from lockdown, an honest conversation.

Recorded Tuesday, 18 May 2021

Detailed Description: This session will explore the findings from a series of conversations Platfform held with publics service and community practioners across Wales during the pandemic. Many of the Lessons from Lockdown (Lessons-from-Lockdown-report.pdf ( are by now familiar: collaboration, focus on what matters and localism flourished but others exposed holes in organisational cultures at odds with trauma informed, healing focussed and asset based ways of working. In particular this session will focus on the leadership challenge ahead as we grapple with the need for certainty without wanting to lose the authentic and creative ways of working that emerged during times of great uncertainty.


Charlotte Waite – Lead on Systems Change and Transformation.

Charlotte Waite Charlotte has a twenty year career in and around social care.  Working both as an academic and a practioner Charlotte’s work has influenced policy and practice both locally and nationally. Recently she spent two years on secondment at the Wales Adverse Childhood Experience Hub, leading on Psychologically Informed Environments within Housing which is an on-going national programme. Now at Platfform a Mental Health and Social Change charity she leads on Systems Change and Transformation.