Hospices and CAMHS: complex communications

browningyork Charity, Communication audiences, Communication lessons, Planning, Voluntary sector

Last week I chaired a public policy event about child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS). It was a chance for professionals involved in working with children, young people and their families to come together, hear from speakers and learn from each other. Attendees came from a range of disciplines within the field and all shared a desire to improve …

Top tip for communication this year

browningyork Communication lessons, General communication, Uncategorized, University, Voluntary sector

Happy New Year and welcome to 2016! This is the time of year when we are traditionally inundated with advice to make New Year’s resolutions to change things AND with advice not to make resolutions as they only set us up to fail. So I’m not going to advise a resolution to change your communication approach in your organisation, I’m …

Charity Writing and Communications Training Days, Oct 2015

browningyork Charity, Communication lessons, General communication, Planning, Voluntary sector

I’m pleased to have been asked to run an internal communications session at the Charity Writing and Communications Training days at the Directory of Social Change again this year. I took part last year and it was great to have the opportunity to talk to people from a variety of organisations. Everyone was there to learn top tips on a …

How can I help you with your communications?

browningyork General communication, Planning

My clients are busy people, with lots to do and lots to achieve. They recognise that communication at their organisation needs improving – often because other people have told them so – but they don’t know where to start, haven’t got enough pairs of hands or they don’t feel confident enough in their own communication abilities to be sure that …

5 Tips for communicating dry subjects

browningyork Communication audiences, Communication lessons, General communication, Inspiration

How to make a dry subject more interesting? That’s a question I’m pondering at the moment, as I’m working with a procurement team. They are lovely, hard-working experts in their field who are striving to do their best for their organisation every day – but by their own admission, their subject matter isn’t at the top of anyone’s must read …