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FREE NHS Workshops

Source By: Talk Changes – City & Hackney IAPT Service

Workshop Information


  • Tues 2 Oct 12.30-14.00 
  • Thurs 11 Oct 18-19.30  
  • Tues 4 Dec 12.30-1400

This workshop is designed to provide support for those that are struggling with the management of stress. These workshops are based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy techniques (CBT). CBT focusses on the interaction between your thoughts, feelings, behaviours and physical symptoms and highlights how this connection can maintain your symptoms. We will look at the triggers of stress and will introduce practical techniques to help alleviate these symptoms. The aim of this session is to equip you with the knowledge and skills to help you deal with and reduce day to day stress.



  • Tues 6 Nov 12.30-14.00
  • Weds 7 Nov 18-19.30
  • Weds 5 Dec 18-19.30

This workshop is designed to provide support for those who are having trouble sleeping, whether that is difficulty in falling asleep, continual waking in the night or waking early. The workshop is based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approaches which explores the vicious cycles that can emerge from the connection between your thoughts, behaviours, physical symptoms and emotions. The sleep workshop aims to introduce helpful behaviours and relaxation techniques to break these cycles and help promote a better night’s sleep.

Talk Changes will be running some free workshops in Dalston Library; in October, November and December. These workshops are designed to provide support for those experiencing stress and/or sleep difficulties


Hackney Advice Grants

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The link to the application form can be found on the Community grants pages

Your organisations are invited to apply for a grant to provide an advice service that helps people solve their problems and regain independence by promptly giving them the right advice and support.


There are two funding streams and the total value of the budget is in the region of £890k


  • Strand 1- £855K for the advice service (there will be £120k ring fenced for delivering advice in health settings). We will be looking to fund the right mix of organisations to deliver the advice service.
  • Strand 2- 35K for a part time Voluntary and Community Sector role to support organisations in systems learning and continuous improvement. An amount of this will be ring-fenced for systems thinking training.

The application process

Strand 1- advice grant


We ask all applicants to read the following documents. You will also need the Advice delivery workbook to complete your application


 The deadline  is 12pm (midday) on Tuesday 9th January 2019.


The application process

Strand 2- Support role


We ask all applicants to read the following documents.

The deadline  is 12pm (midday) on Tuesday 9th January 2019.

Job opportunity with London's Violence Reduction Unit

Source By: Mayor of London

The opportunity

Director of Violence Reduction Unit

Tackling violent crime is a key priority for the Mayor.

Violent crime has been rising across the country since 2014, particularly in large Metropolitan cities

On 18 September the Mayor of London announced the setup of a new Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) to tackle the causes of violence in London, building on the work already underway as part of the Mayor’s Knife Crime Strategy. The causes of violent crime are extremely complex, involving a variety of deep-seated societal problems such as poverty, social alienation, mental ill health and a lack of opportunity. The solution to violent crime will therefore require a complex, holistic and varied long term approach.

The new VRU will take a public health approach to tackling violent crime. In practice, this means intervening at critical moments in a young person’s life; for example, if they have suffered trauma or been excluded from school. This approach has proved highly successful in cities across the world – most recently in the UK the public health approach has been credited with contributing towards a halving of the murder rate in Glasgow between 2004 and 2017.

The unit is a new London partnership involving specialists from across the city, including health, police, criminal justice partners, local government and communities. At the Unit’s heart is the aim of better understanding the risk factors in early life that can lead to violence and establish long-term approaches that address these factors. This work will happen at all levels in the city by working with boroughs, local police Basic Command Units, the health service, criminal justice agencies and communities. This is the first time that such an approach has been taken in a city as large, and as prominent on the world stage as London.

Of critical importance for the post will be establishing and maintaining effective relationships with partner organisations and communities including young people. The successful applicant must have a natural ability to empathise with those on the front line dealing with violence and be able to inspire organisational and behavioural change across a wide range of stakeholders. This role offers the opportunity of implementing a public health approach to violence on an unprecedented scale and will act as a national, or even international, centre of excellence.


Fundraising Officer - Closing Date 30th November 2018

Source By:Core Arts

Contract: One year fixed term.

Part time:  (21hours p/w)
Salary range: £26,000 (pro-rata)


Closing Date:  Friday 30thof November 2018


Core Arts- a leading creative mental health charity in London  are looking for an enthusiastic and creative person to become part of our Fundraising team to assist the Deputy Director in fundraising bids. Ideally we are looking for someone who loves working as part of a team and is willing to learn and support applications for funds.  The role involves fundraising from Trusts, Foundations, Lottery and Statutory funds.


The person needs to be organised and efficient, eager to learn about our ethos and personalised way of working. The ideal candidate would have a passion for persuasive writing, they will be excellent administrators with good attention to detail, with an understanding of how the creative arts improves wellbeing. 


The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills -both written and oral; be happy working independently but also in collaboration with others; have good arithmetic ability. Fundraising experience is preferred but not necessary.  More important is an understanding of the importance of creativity and education to improve adults mental health. 


Please look at our website  for further information on the role and read the full Job Description


To apply please email a relevant CV and a Covering Letter explaining what has motivated you to apply for the role and how you feel you meet the requirements of the role to  Giuliana Molinari  Deputy Director  at

Xenia: Women Learning English Together

Source By: Hackney Museum

Saturday 10 Nov, 10am-1pm 
Saturday 24 Nov, 10am-1pm
Saturday 01 Dec, 10am-1pm 

Xenia run workshops that bring together women learning English and English-speaking women to share and learn. All women are welcome to bring their children!

Find all workshop dateshere

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