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Mental health Awareness and wellbeing in the VCSE workplace

It’s Mental health Awareness Week this week, 10th – 16th May, which is a good time to reflect on the importance of wellbeing in the workplace.  

The Rainbow Art Making Club - wellbeing for children

Inspired by the experience of shielding as the pandemic hit, the Rainbow Art Making Club was set up by two Thorpe St Andrew mums to help promote wellbeing, celebrate kindness and connect people in the community. 

A heart for the community – Connecting Bowthorpe

Connecting Bowthorpe is a collective of community volunteers from several organisations within Bowthorpe, all with extensive experience of community work and a real vision for the area, and with a long-term commitment to the residents of Bowthorpe. 

CANConnect and Redwings – combating loneliness and social isolation – 18th December

Our CANConnect service, working in partnership with Future Projects, operates throughout the former North Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group area.  CANConnect has worked regularly with Redwings Horse Sanctuary in Aylsham in offering social events aimed at bringing together people from across the area who are experiencing loneliness and social isolation.

Dereham Men's Shed - the road to becoming a charity

There are definite benefits to registering as a charity, not least of which is credibility when applying to potential funders. Making your case to the Charity Commission needs to be done in an organised and planned way. 

Help in constructively negotiating a complaint about an NHS service

The commitment, dedication and resilience of front-line staff throughout the COVID-19 pandemic is universally acknowledged and respected. It’s very rare that something goes wrong but, when it does, it needs resolving for the sakes of all involved – patients, families and professionals. 

The man who talked to chairs – social isolation during the pandemic

The clocks ‘went back’ on 25th October. The following week saw the highest recorded levels of extreme loneliness since the first lockdown began in March. 

Safeguarding Adults Week – 16 to 22 November

Monday 16th to  Sunday 22nd November is Safeguarding Adults Week, and each day is focused on a different adults safeguarding risk issue. 

Norfolk 2020 VCSE Annual Conference (Virtual) Programme - 23rd to 27th November

We hope that you will join us during our virtual 2020 Norfolk VCSE Annual Conference, as we deliver a series of free sessions that will provide inspiration, be thought provoking and practically useful for a wide range of VCSE organisations.  It will also be a valuable opportunity to share experiences, particularly given the difficult times we have all been adapting to this year.

The Campaign for Mental Health in North Norfolk

Community Action Norfolk are sharing this from The Campaign for Mental Health in North Norfolk, please contact them directly with any queries. 

We, the Campaign for Mental Health Services in North Norfolk, are very aware of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on people's mental health. We want to hear from you - your personal stories and experiences of mental health distress in your daily life. The shortage of appropriate Mental Health Services to turn to when we need help to deal with the Covid-19 situation has been severely highlighted during this period.

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