Bid for Gloucestershire to become a Time to Change Hub

Last year the Gloucestershire Tackling Mental Health Stigma Group made a bid to become a Time to Change Hub, a partnership of local organisations and people committed to ending mental health stigma and discrimination with a focus on Campaigning and Social Contact and Embedding mental health anti-stigma work in local strategies and organisational policy.  The bid was unsuccessful but Time to Change is now open again for applications.

The Gloucestershire Tackling Mental Health Stigma Group, is inviting Expressions of Interest from local third sector community organisations, ideally with a focus on mental health, to become the Hub Co-ordinator.  The Hub Co-ordinator will provide day-to-day support for the Hub and ensure actions are taken forward by the wider partnership.  They will also receive 18 months support (and funding) from Time to Change to help them become established.  A large part of the co-ordinator’s role is to provide the drive to ensure that local momentum and enthusiasm is maintained.

You can find further details here. a briefing paper explaining what a Time to Change Hub is, a copy of last year’s application form and the Memorandum of Understanding. Expressions of Interest of up to 1,500 words, indicating how you think your organisation can meet the criteria should be returned to karen.taylor29@nhs.net by 24 September 2018.

Bowel Cancer Support Group

An opportunity to be part of a new support group for adults affected by bowel cancer.  Come to an engagement event on 25 September from 6-7.30pm at Sanger House, 5520 Valiant Court, Gloucester Business Park, Brockworth, Gloucester GL3 4FE.

Please complete a short survey that is finding out how much interest there is in setting up a group https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/bowelcancersupportgroup/. For more information, contact becky.parish@nhs.net or call 0300 421 1513.

Active Ageing Forum

On 1 October from 09.15-12.15 at The Pavilion, Cheltenham, GL51 6PN

The forum, run by Active Gloucestershire, will celebrate a year of active ageing across Gloucestershire. There will be keynote addresses, opportunities for sharing and networking and an interactive workshop. This is about how you can be a part of the social movement of active ageing across Gloucestershire, facilitated by the Social Change Agency.

Book your free space on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/active-ageing-forum-october-2018-tickets-47266688939.

Charity dinner and auction in aid of GRASAC

Gloucestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (GRASAC) is holding a dinner and charity auction on Friday 5 October at Cheltenham Park Hotel.  Tickets £25 to include 3 course dinner. Auction lots include a 30-minute helicopter flight, Supercar Driving Experience day, spa treatments at Calcot Manor Hotel and caravan breaks in Weymouth and Dawlish. Find out more at http://www.glosrasac.org/our-first-charity-auction-event-5th-october-2018/. To book please contact info@glosrasac.org.uk.

Frailty Roadshow

The NHS information bus is hosting a frailty roadshow of particular interest to people with long term conditions and those caring for them. From 10am to 3pm at these locations:

8 October – Coleford, Clock Tower roundabout

19 November – Cinderford Co-op

21 January – Lydney, Newern Street car park

On the bus there will be representation from Age UK Gloucestershire, Carers Gloucestershire, 2getherTrust, Telecare, the Community Wellbeing Service and hopefully South Western Ambulance Service.  The roadshow will provide resources to increase knowledge, skills and confidence in managing frailty to help reduce or even reverse the impact of frailty on daily activities.

Inclusive Activities Training

Active Gloucestershire is a local registered delivery partner of the Activity Alliance for their new course, Inclusive Activity Programme.

The Inclusive Activity Programme is focused on equipping people with the skills to engage disabled people and people with long-term health conditions more effectively in activities. The course is suitable for a wide range of people including sports coaches, local community activators, health and care professionals.

Date: 9 October
Time: 13:30 – 16:30 or 17:30 – 20:30 – you only need to attend one of these sessions
Venue: Kingsway Sports Centre (opposite Asda), Newhaven Road, Gloucester, GL2 2AZ
Cost: £22.15 (includes booking fee)
Booking: To book a place please visit www.activegloucestershire.org/training-and-courses
More information: Sarah Haden-Godwin at sarahhaden@activegloucestershire.org.

Active Gloucestershire recruiting for a Senior Project Officer

Active Gloucestershire are recruiting for a Senior Project Officer – Disability and Older Adults.  They seek a talented Senior Project Officer / Community Project Manager who believes in the value of getting people active. You can expect an exciting role, visiting areas of the county, facilitating new relationships while project managing our Special Olympics Gloucestershire, Short Breaks for Disabled People and Older Adults Peer Support programmes.

The application form, further details and equal opportunities form can be found at https://www.activegloucestershire.org/about-us/current-vacancies.php. The closing date is 21 September.

Healthwatch Gloucestershire seeks Steering Group members

Healthwatch Gloucestershire is an independent organisation, which has an important role in assessing the quality of local health and social care services today and influencing the design of services for tomorrow.

Healthwatch Gloucestershire is seeking additional Steering Group members. We welcome interest from all sections of the local community.  Steering Group members will oversee and contribute to the work programme and play a crucial role in monitoring its delivery.

Steering Group members will oversee and contribute to the work programme and play a crucial role in monitoring its delivery.  They play a part in supporting the organisation to adhere to its principles, purpose and vision and ensuring that it operates in a moral and ethical way.

For more information about the post please download a recruitment pack from www.healthwatchgloucestershire.co.uk/about/vacancies, or telephone 01452 504989, or email info@healthwatchgloucestershire.co.uk. Closing date: midnight 30 September 2018

Training from Gloucestershire Counselling Service

Introduction to Counselling & Listening Skills. For you if you want to develop your listening skills at work or home, or if you want to find out more about training to be a counsellor. To find out more & to book: www.gloscounselling.org.uk/training or call 01453 766 310

CPD & Specialist Training Events led by top trainers in their fields, including:

13 October: The Psychodynamics of Addiction by Martin Weegann

24 & 25 November: How Attachment & Adaptation to Danger Shape our Adult Relationships by Madeleine Woof

1 December: Stories you shared with me: An experiential workshop on the place of narrative & story-telling in psychotherapy by Christina Moutsou

26 January 2019: Introduction to Jungian Theory & Practice by Hugh Gee

11 May 2019: Adolescence by Margot Waddell

Find out more and book: www.gloscounselling.org.uk/events-and-workshops 01453 766310.

Barnwood Trust free open workshop programme for autumn – spring 2018/2019

These sessions are an opportunity for you to connect with people where you live and work, and to reflect and learn about how to build more inclusion and a greater sense belonging in Gloucestershire. Our aspiration is that these learning experiences feel safe, fun and inspirational – we invite you to come along.  Topics include Conversations That Include Everyone, Building Welcoming Communities, Working with People and Groups, Crowdfunding 101 and Communication for Community Groups.  More information at https://www.barnwoodtrust.org/learning/workshops/.