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Active Bystanding: The Pillars of a Positive Culture

Active Bystanding: The Pillars of a Positive Culture

In line with the 2023 NHS Resolution Strategy, creating a safe and equitable workplace hinges on leadership, inclusivity, staff well-being, and accountability. To cultivate a culture that enhances both patient and staff outcomes, NHS Trusts and private sector entities must enlist the active participation of every team member in propelling change.

Much like preventing an illness is preferable to curing it, fostering a psychologically safe environment requires employees to exhibit courage, skill, and confidence, particularly when confronting inappropriate behaviour.

This proactive intervention is known as Active Bystanding. While bystanders who observe silently may inadvertently contribute to sad consequences, those engaged in Active Bystanding can yield significant benefits.

Research by Gallup underscores the correlation between high levels of psychological safety within organisations and enhanced employee engagement, performance, motivation, and inclusion.

Empowering Employees: Cultivating Active Bystanders in Your Organisation

While many organisations aspire to have their employees serve as active bystanders and stewards of the culture, few invest in the necessary professional development to empower them to speak up when it matters most. At Miad, our healthcare clients frequently cite time, resource constraints, and lack of expertise as barriers to embedding Active Bystanding within their Trusts.

This month, we are hosting a complimentary 30-minute webinar titled “Empowering Change: Mastering the Art of Active Bystander Intervention.” Geared towards clinicians and non-clinicians alike, this session aims to introduce participants to evidence-based practices of Active Bystanding and reveal the tangible benefits for organisations and stakeholders.

Reasons to Attend:

  • World-Class Expertise: Led by a gender-diverse facilitation team comprising leading experts in the field.
  • Practical Insights: Guidance on planning and fostering a psychologically safe culture within your organisation.
  • Evidence-Based: Gain insights into the real-life consequences of passive bystander behaviour versus proactive Active Bystanding.
  • Education and Engagement: Opportunity to have your anonymous questions answered post-session.
  • A solid pre-cursor to the half-day CPD points boosting “Empowering Change: Mastering the Art of Active Bystander Intervention” (see below).

Event Details:

For those inspired to contribute to enriching the culture within their Trusts or Private Practices, you should also join our interactive and immersive virtual half-day session, “Empowering Change: Mastering the Art of Active Bystander Intervention” scheduled for 11th July 2024:

To inquire or reserve your spot for our complimentary 30-minute taster session or the live webinar, please reach out to a member of our team today at 01182 287695 or via email at

By investing in Active Bystander training, healthcare organisations can nurture cultures of respect, accountability, and well-being, ultimately fostering environments where all individuals thrive.