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GM Poverty Action Newsletter 30 September 2020

1 Oct 2020 - 14:22 by michelle.foster

gmpaIn the latest GM Poverty Action newsletter they share information about Challenge Poverty Week in October, recent Macc report ‘No Going Back’ and an update on Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s Keep the Lifeline campaign.

Also in the newsletter you can read about Safety4Sisters, a BME led women’s organisation, and two new projects launched in Stockport. There are a number of other short articles.

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Headstock Weekender announced

1 Oct 2020 - 12:15 by michelle.foster

The virtual event will broadcast via United We Stream to celebrate World Mental Health Day and raise money for Help Musicians and Manchester Mind.

On 10 and 11 October 2020, Headstock will again be taking over the United We Stream GM platform to host a virtual music and mental wellbeing weekender to mark World Mental Health Day (Saturday 10 October).

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Funding bulletin October 2020

1 Oct 2020 - 09:04 by michelle.foster

maccInformation for the bulletin is compiled from a number of sources including Grantfinder, and direct from funders themselves. It showcases just a few of the hundreds of funding opportunities available for local community, voluntary and faith organisations.

This bulletin is produced by a partnership of local support and development agencies across Greater Manchester.

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Spirit of Manchester Story Week 2020 - "Best birthday present ever"

28 Sep 2020 - 08:48 by helen.walker

Before the pandemic, Europia offered face to face appointments to help those who needed to apply to continue to live in the UK lawfully following the EU settlement scheme. Of course they can no longer do this in person, so now the sessions are being held over the phone or remotely, providing advice and submitting applications on the clients’ behalf.

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Spirit of Manchester Story Week 2020 - What does wellbeing mean to you?

25 Sep 2020 - 15:53 by helen.walker

The LAB Project delivers courses in employability and wellbeing, and in lieu of the Covid-19 crisis, has had to adapt quickly to take these online.

Courses run Monday to Friday over two weeks; and with the aim of exploring what wellbeing means to those that take part. This is supported through the use of different creative activities and the keen ability of facilitators to develop an environment based on sharing and peer support.

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Spirit of Manchester Story Week 2020 – Yoga for calm and resilience

25 Sep 2020 - 12:06 by michelle.foster

‘This helps people’s mental health and helps to build resilience to deal with what the outside world is throwing at you.’

Manchester City of Sanctuary has been running their sessions online throughout the pandemic, allowing people to stay connected and resilient during this difficult time. They have engaged with over 146 people over the past 6 months and deliver a range of simple sessions that provide a regular support network to their participants.

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MSP Homeless Thematic Review Published

25 Sep 2020 - 10:22 by michelle.foster

The Manchester Safeguarding Partnership (MSP) partners are clear about their responsibilities to learn from experience and improve their services as a result.

Findings from Safeguarding Adult Review (SARs) are an essential part of this process and provide an opportunity to reflect and learn.

On the 6 August 2020 the MSP published its Homeless Thematic Review.

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Spirit of Manchester Story Week 2020 - "We provide a safe space"

25 Sep 2020 - 09:09 by helen.walker

"It is a safe space for people to let emotions out and process them in a calm, quiet way"

Juanita, Director of The Resonance Centre in Clayton, Manchester has just led a Yin Yoga session for 13 people on zoom. She had the the idea to set up a centre in 2016 to provide yoga and other activities that help to connect mind and body, and address conditions such as stress, anxiety and depression. 

Then Covid-19 lockdown happened. 

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Mental Wellbeing Grants Stage 3 launched

24 Sep 2020 - 15:46 by michelle.foster

GMCVO, working in partnership with 10GM, have launched the third stage of a grants programme to support adults from communities of identity or experience, based in Greater Manchester that may struggle to achieve high levels of mental wellbeing.

The communities identified are:

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