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Social = Eco Networking event on 30th May

Source By: BYBM (Be You Be Me)


Free mental health training and resources for small charities

Source By: Mental Health at Work

Small and medium organisations account for 99% of the businesses in the UK. But research shows that, when it comes to mental health, they often fall behind larger organisations.

We know that there are unique challenges, as well as unique opportunities, that come with working in smaller businesses. We’ve put together a collection of resources designed to help, focused on Mind’s new, free and quick eLearning, Mental Health for Small Workplaces.

Mental Health for Small Workplaces is made up of three modules:

  1. Building your awareness
  2. Looking after yourself
  3. Supporting each other

They’re quick, free and easy to access—and they were made in conjunction with the Federation of Small BusinessesFederation of Small BusinessesThe Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) aims to help smaller businesses to achieve their ambitions.

View org and and employees of smaller organisations across the country.

This toolkit contains everything you need to start making a difference. Below, you’ll find:

  • the Mental Health for Small Workplaces eLearning;
  • a brief guide with ideas to help you roll it out to your colleagues and staff;
  • a comprehensive handbook filled with advice and tips for small business owners and the self-employed;
  • and a practical tool that you can quickly and easily implement to start making a difference straight away.

Click here for more information-

Volunteers' Week, 1-7 June 2019

Source By: Volunteer's Week

Volunteers' Weeks takes place from 1-7 June, when we come together to show volunteers exactly what they mean to voluntary and community organisations, the individuals and communities they support.


Click here to find out more-

International Social Prescribing Network Conference, July 11-12, University of Westminster

Source By: The Social Prescribing Network

11th-12th July, Marylebone campus, University of Westminster

This two-day collaborative conference will provide an exciting opportunity to hear the latest research and thinking on the implementation and practice of social prescribing around the world.  We will be hearing how social prescribing is being implemented in Canada, the Netherlands, Singapore, and Finland as well as understanding progress in the home countries of the UK.

We are also delighted to curate the first exhibition of Art from people who have used social prescribing in their road to health.   

Keynote talks and breakouts include:

  • The lastest strategic information and discussion from NHS England - James Sanderson, Director of Personalised Care
  • A comprehensive review of the evidence for lifestyle Medicine – Dr Dean Ornish, Clinical Professor of Medicine, University College San Francisco.
  • Social Prescribing in Canada – Health Equity and High Expectations - Kate Mulligan–Director, Policy and Communications, Alliance for Healthier communities

  • Welzijn op Recept/Social Prescribing in the Netherlands - Jan Joost Meijs/ Miriam Heijenders

  • Implementation of social prescribing in community hospitals in Singapore - Tan Bee Yee

  • Presentation of new population-level data on the longitudinal benefits of the arts – Dr Daisy Fancourt, UCL

  • Overview of the social and welfare outcomes of social prescribing that influence our health – Dr Marie Polley, University of Westminster

  • Workshops on aspects of social prescribing - economics, digital, quality assurance, and Allied Health professional

  • Panel session on models of social prescribing for children, young people and families.

  • Meet the innovators – a chance to ask those who have been there, done it and got the T-shirt!

  • The latest research presentations and posters from the research community

  • Drink reception and Art Exhibition – The Road to Health – using art produced by people using social prescribing.

Who should attend?

This conference encourages healthcare professionals, VCSE organisations, commissioners, policy-makers, academics, businesses and funders who are either already implementing social prescribing or who are interested to find out more. It will provide essential knowledge on the latest research, effective implementation and practice; opportunities to meet the innovators, view the latest research and very importantly, to network.

For enquiries, please contact Dominika Opyrchal at the University of Westminster on

Hackney Advice Forum- 13th June 2019

Source By: Hackney CVS, Hackney Advice Forum

The agenda is currently being revised - please save this date and time in your diary.

Date: Thursday 13th June 2019

Time: 10am-12pm

Venue: Hackney CVS, 24-30 Dalston Lane, E8 3AZ

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