The VCSE Mental Health Leadership Group is pleased to announce that, due to investment from the Health and Social Care Partnership, they will be launching a unique set of projects designed to ensure that Greater Manchester mental health VCSE can meet this current (and subsequent) surge in demand as a result of Covid-19.
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The Home Office, in partnership with Childline, NSPCC, Barnardo’s, the Children’s Society, the Marie Collins Foundation and the Internet Watch Foundation, has launched a new campaign, 'Something's Not Right'. The campaign is designed to help secondary school children in England who suffered a range of harms, such as sexual and physical abuse, during lockdown.
Big Energy Saving Network (BESN) is a community outreach project targeting vulnerable energy consumers. It aims to help people with their energy bills by encouraging them to take actions, including: switching tariff/supplier, signing up for the £140 Warm Home Discount, signing up for the Priority Services Register and taking a range measures to make their homes more energy efficient.
Free webinars for parents and carers across the UK.
Do the parents and carers in your school or community group need support in keeping their young people safe online during this difficult time?
Screentime amongst young people has reportedly increased by 500% so keeping young people safe online has never been more important. Online issues such as bullying, hate speech, fake news, sexual harassment and exposure to upsetting content have increased at an alarming rate during the pandemic.
Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and the Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) are launching a Greater Manchester-wide survey to help develop a new campaign for young people, to support them to achieve their aspirations and to not get involved in crime.
The campaign will be positive and will be developed with input from young people. It will also offer support to parents and carers to help young people get on well in life.
Governors for Schools is a national education charity that places skilled volunteers on school governing boards across England and Wales.
Governors for Schools are holding monthly webinars where attendees can learn more about the role of school governors, how to apply, and what volunteers can gain from the experience.
Can you help the Lalley Centre make sure that Christmas 2020 is special by donating chocolate advent calendars. You can make sure that children do not miss out. The Lalley Centre is asking for donations before 27 November. The calendars can be donated between 10am-4pm, Wednesday to Friday at The Lalley Centre, St Malachy’s School Basement, Eggington Street, Colluhurst, Manchester, M40 7RG.
As part of Save the Children’s work in Greater Manchester they are trying to understand the systems that support parental engagement, what the barriers are to successful parental engagement and what could make parental engagement better.
This Christmas Healthy Me Healthy Communities are providing toys and gifts for children aged 0-16 for families that attend the Community Grocers.
Donations of toys, selection boxes, books and comics, games and puzzles, toiletries, arts and crafts are all very welcome.
All donations can be new or unopened/unused and toys must have the ‘CE’ marking to ensure safety.