Reading Well for young people is a national scheme launched in public libraries on 12 April, which will provide 13-18 year-olds with high-quality information, support and advice on a wide-range of mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders and self-harm, and difficult life pressures, like bullying and exams.
Tamworth & District
This event is open to anyone aged 11-21.
Full training will be provided for all young people involved, at no cost. Travel costs will be reimbursed.
Places are limited. Please register to join the debate.
Asist advocacy service has recently been awarded the self-advocacy contract for Staffordshire, which will be delivered through our Reach project. Reach was set up in 2000 to support adults with learning disabilities to speak up for themselves and others. The new self-advocacy contract has been extended to include adults and young people from age 14 with learning disabilities and/or autistic spectrum conditions and young people between the ages of 14 -24 with special educational needs and disabilities.
HMPYOI Brinsford & Hmp Swinfen Hall are looking to recruit a paid gardener for their project in HMP Swinfen Hall. It will be for 3 days a week working with the lads on their Therapeutic gardening project.
Horticultural experience or at least very good gardening knowledge would be required. It is a fantastic project in a great garden.
DEAFvibe's 6th Annual Deaf Day Event "See Me, Hear Me" is on Friday 13th May 2016 at the Britannia Stadium (Stoke City Football Club) between 10am - 4pm.
Free Entrance to Exhibitions and Presentations in 2 Rooms!
Information, Advice & Support, Equipment Demonstrations is available from 45 organisations locally and nationally n the Tony Waddington Suite (Floor 2).
Presentations by 4 speakers on different topics will be in the Stanley Matthews Lounge (Floor 2).
Support Staffordshire have a vacancy for a BRFC Officer based in Cannock (with travel).
Hours: 12 hours a week minimum
Are you passionate about supporting families?
If you have experience of supporting people who have complex problems and are able to motivate during difficult times then this could be the role for you.
As part of a small team working on Staffordshire’s Building Resilient Families and Communities programme, you will ensure that families build the skills and resilience they need to cope with current and future challenges.
Announcement from The Coalfields Regeneration Trust:-
The Coalfields Regeneration Trust is dedicated to improving the quality of life for the 5.5 million people living in Britain’s former mining communities. Many of these communities still require support due to the huge impact the closure of the mines had upon them.
Volunteers' Week 2016 is taking place between 1-12 June.
You can find out more about this event by visiting the NCVO website
From the website you can also sign up to receive a digital resource pack containing everything you need to help plan your Volunteers' Week celebrations, including bunting, the logo and press release templates.
The next meeting of the recently formed Staffordshire Families Strategic Partnership Board is due towards the end of April and a request has been made for agenda items.
For those of you not familiar with the partnership it is a multi–agency group that reports into the Health & Wellbeing Board. Its focus is on families rather than simply children and young people in recognition of the integral link between the two.
A paper that was presented to the Health & Wellbeing Board in March is attached which gives a full explanation of the remit of the Board.