Are you already politically active? Do you have experience of campaigning, activism or making a change? Are you an elected official who could provide a work shadowing experience? Do you want to learn about disabled suffragettes and other role models, through events and activities?
All Health and Wellbeing
gaddum, a leading Greater Manchester charity which champions the rights of carers throughout the year are hosting a range of events across Manchester for carers rights day. This national event taking place on Friday 30 November aims to highlight the realities of carers and those they support. The charity operate carers services in Bury, Manchester and Salford.
Manchester Action on Street Health (MASH) is a small and impactful Greater Manchester charity working with female sex workers to promote sexual health, wellbeing and personal safety whilst offering choice, support and empowerment to promote individual positive life changes. MASH work for, and with, women sex workers. MASH also work with others to tackle and address the root causes of the challenging issues faced by many of their service users.
This training aims to provide you with knowledge on:
- Learning disability
- Differences from difficulties like dyslexia, autism and mental health issues
- Potential barriers that someone with a learning disability may face in the work place
- Skills and strategies for the employer to overcome barriers
- Benefits of employing someone with a learning disability
- How to be more inclusive
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
As part of our ongoing Manchester-wide conversation about mental wellbeing and Sharing Wellness campaign, we are now offering an extended flash round of mini grants of between £500 and £1000 to VCSE groups. The campaign is supported by Manchester Health & Care Commissioning through its Mental Health Grants Programme.The deadline for completed application forms is by 5pm on 23rd November 2018.
Managing Occupational Health & Wellbeing covers:
A healthy company
Delegates learn about health management and why it makes good business sense to manage occupational health and wellbeing in the workplace. They also learn what a ‘health needs assessment’ is and the key considerations that should be taken into account when carrying one out.
The conference will focus on vulnerable subgroups amongst those bereaved by suicide and taboo issues directly associated with such deaths.
The University of Manchester in collaboration with Support After Suicide Partnership will launch the national suicide bereavement survey report at this event. Findings will be of national and international interest.
Speakers to be confirmed – several will be international speakers.
Cost: £120 + VAT. This event is always over-subscribed, so early booking is essential.
As part of our Sharing Wellness campaign, we have encouraged our staff, volunteers and the people we work with to discuss what keeps them well. I found this anonymous submission in my inbox and thought it was a perfect example of how staying resilient during difficult periods of life is a personal process, and is often supported by small, frequent acts of self-care.
Manchester arts organisation, Made by Mortals, launches ‘Ears Against Loneliness’ video and social campaign to encourage listening and combat loneliness.
We will be hosting a meeting immediately following the launch event, hopefully in the same venue (TBC) and are looking for Manchester-based organisations to take part. It will be an opportunity for you to find out more about what is planned in the area, suggest groups and organisations to approach and help make sure we engage with as wide a range of people as possible. Lunch will be provided.