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Conducting Asset-based Conversations (Person, Partner, Place)

This 2-day workshop (Tuesday 15 and 29 January 2019) will help you to understand how an asset-based approach can be used in 1:1 conversations, to enhance personalised care through person-centred coaching, motivational interviewing, and care and support planning.

Who is it for?
Clinical and non-clinical staff who have a 1:1 consulting, advising or supporting role (e.g. GPs, Nurses, Practitioners, Social Workers, allied health professionals) and who work in Manchester.

What will the course cover?

15 January, 2019 - 09:00 to 17:00
Victoria Mill, Lower Vickers Street, Miles Platting, Manchester, M40 7LJ

Introduction to Mindfulness – Half day workshop

Research is showing that mindfulness meditation has a whole host of benefits for our minds and bodies. It can help calm the mind, improve sleep, and help us cope better with chronic pain and life’s challenges.

We all know what it’s like when stress sets in. Life seems harder, anxiety levels rise, and our sleep and social life starts to suffer.

27 November, 2018 - 14:00 to 17:00
Zion Community Resource Centre
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Wellbeing at Work – Half day course

This course can help you tackle these challenges. It will provide a practical introduction to improving your own personal wellbeing, combining experiential learning with discussion, plus interactive exercises and relaxation techniques for use at work and home.

1 in every 6 workers experience a mental health challenge (Mind Workplace Wellbeing Index)

What the course includes:

20 November, 2018 - 13:30 to 16:30
Zion Community Resource Centre
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Mental Health Awareness – Half day course

This half day course provides an overview of many mental health problems and the practical tools to help you manage your own mental well-being and support friends, family and colleagues.

1 in 4 of us experience a mental health problem every year.

There’s a huge range of mental health problems. But living well with or without a mental health problem is accessible to us all.

What the course includes:

20 November, 2018 - 09:30 to 12:30
Zion Community Resource Centre
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Nesta are calling for ideas from the UK’s cultural and creative community

5 Oct 2018 - 10:49 by michelle.foster

Nesta have launched Amplified, offering funding and support to develop digital ideas that improve the lives of others. nesta

Nesta are calling all cultural and creative organisations, not-for-profit or commercial, to come up with a digital idea that addresses a social challenge and produces a social benefit. Your idea can be local or global, as long as it has a real world benefit. Think hands-on results at street level, not clever comms campaigns.

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Small charity Fundraising Conference in Leeds – tickets £15

5 Oct 2018 - 10:43 by michelle.foster

The Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI) are hosting their annual Northern Fundraising Conference for small charities 18 October in Leeds. You’ll have the opportunity to learn from a range of fundraising experts, all keen to share their best practice on the following topics:

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Small charity leadership survey by the Weston Charity Awards

5 Oct 2018 - 10:41 by michelle.foster

You are invited to take part in a short survey of charity leaders for the Weston Charity Awards – which Pilotlight run in partnership with the Garfield Weston Foundation. Your answers will help the organisations to better understand the needs of the sector.

The survey will take approximately 5 minutes to complete and all of your responses will be analysed anonymously. As a small incentive, a donor has provided a 32GB Apple IPad, which will be won by one person picked at random from those who choose to enter.

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Bid Writing Course - for charities and community groups

Get Grants Full-Day Bid-Writing Courses will give you practical support to improve your grant fundraising success and inspire you to become a more confident grant fundraiser. In attending our course, you will access expert insights, crucial information, and friendly advice that will help you increase your organisation’s income through grant funding.


27 March, 2019 - 09:30 to 16:00
Redbank House, 4 St Chads Street, Manchester, M8 8QA