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Tweets of the Week, 24th April 2020

The Horizons team features many influential Twitter users. This curates a wealth of insights, knowledge, and information about transformation in health and care from other thought leaders across the world. (Tip: to read an article or watch a video mentioned in a tweet, click on the blue text. To view the original tweet, click on the image).


Every Wednesday between 4 and 5pm, the Horizons team is hosting webinars about the wellbeing of NHS staff and partner organisations during and beyond the Covid-19 response. Find out more and watch previous sessions here.
There were hundreds of people on this week's virtual meeting. Working this way means we learn, share and support each other.
We are pleased that participants are finding the sessions valuable.
Next week's session will be on Wednesday 29th April 4pm-5pm and focus on listening to and supporting BAME colleagues during and beyond Covid-19. Find the joining details here.
Helen shared that this week she worked virtually with a group to develop a theory of change for the #Caring4NHSPeople workstream that we are involved with.
Has your team used the wellbeing offers available to NHS people during #Covid19? Would you make a short phone video describing your experience? Tweet it with the hashtag #Caring4NHSPeople or email.


Ten days ago Horizons launched the crowdsourcing platform for solutions to #Covid19 testing. Please keep posting and build this amazing response.


During this time, it is even more important for us to focus on trusting team relationships because there are multiple barriers to trust in an online setting.

If we aren't purposeful about our virtual working, we are just swapping our slioed office working arrangements for digital cubicles. We have to use this opportunity to operate and connect in different ways.

Helen shared that as an extrovert, hours of screen-based virtual meetings can be really exhausting. Lockdown is showing we need to rethink introvert vs extrovert differences.
Tips for protecting your wellbeing when spending lots of time on video calls. Don't be a zoombie!

Language and Information

Finding the right words is even more important in a crisis. They can instill fear and panic or facilitate understanding and calm.

How do we frame our language and messages about #Covid19 so that they evoke care, hope, the common good, solidarity and independence?

Uncertainty. Loss of Control. Why Covid-19 is a perfect storm for conspiracy theories.
What can you do to stop the spread of misinformation online - during Covid-19 and beyond? Read the article.

And finally...

Helen shared some at examples of #BetaCodex postcards that Niels Pflaeging has posted.