Read about the progress we’re making at GDS with our Time To Change pledges. We’re aiming to change the way we think and act about mental and physical wellbeing, both vital for people to be happy and productive at work and home.
People and skills
In November's episode of the GDS podcast, Laura Stevens, Writer at GDS, speaks to Ben Carpenter, Inclusive Services Lead at GDS, about mental health first aiders, how to run a mental health network and how it works at GDS.
Applications for the Digital, Data and Technology Fast Stream programme are now open. In this post, Anna and Kevin – Fast Streamers based at GDS – talk about their experiences of the scheme and share their tips for applying.
The content community team is working to build effective, adaptable and scalable learning experiences for content designers across the public sector. Here's what we're doing to make learning work for everyone.
Over the summer, GDS welcomed 6 interns from the Summer Diversity Internship Programme. They’re all undergraduates or recent graduates, from diverse backgrounds, with a varied set of interests and career goals. Here’s what they’ve been up to as part of their internship.
Arfah Farooq, a community development manager, and Dilwoar Hussain, a senior frontend developer, explain their personal motivations behind starting the 'Muslims at GDS' community, and share their top tips for setting up a community.
Service communities are networks of people from across the public sector who work together to design and deliver an end-to-end service. Here are the benefits that setting up a service community can bring, and how to get started.
The GDS mental health network exists to provide our colleagues with the mental health support and information they need. We do this in a variety of ways. One of them are regular, anonymous, peer-led mental wellbeing Q&As. In this post, you will read about how we organise them and how to ensure they’re a success.
We recently ran a series of learning sessions where we taught people who’d never written any code before how to build a simple website using Ruby, HTML and CSS. Here's how we did it and what our students learned.
When I joined GDS as Director General nearly 3 years ago, I said I wanted to strengthen and accelerate our work to help transform government and improve public services for citizens. For me personally, it’s mission accomplished.