So here are a few events that are going off in the next few weeks or so:
Deaf Awareness 23rd April – York
A new initiative to encourage more staff and volunteers to take up Deaf Awareness is now available in Yorkshire.
Signs4Life have set up an introductory workshop in Deaf Awareness tohelp staff to communicate and engage with their deaf & hard of hearing colleagues, service users, students, patients and clients in York.
The Deaf Awareness event will be taking place Wednesday 23 April 2014 at York CVS, 15 Priory Street, York (YO1 6ET) from 2pm – 4pm.
This local initiative is to help identify barriers that deaf people face and explore their culture and community but also to encourage inclusion of all people with sensory, physical or learning disabilities in York. Attendance is strictly by booking only (limited places).
For further information please contact Sara on firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com
Employment Peer Support Workshop 6th and 16th May – Leeds
The Employment Peer Support service at WorkPlace Leeds is offering a new workshop (see flyer) and we’re looking for volunteers to share their stories of mental health and employment. As a volunteer you would attend a group workshop (12 people max.) where you would take part in a Q&A session and share some of your tips for maintaining your wellbeing at work. It will be a safe, supportive, peer led environment and we will pay your travel expenses. We’re running two sessions – one at Clarence House, 6pm – 8:30pm on 6th May and the second one at De Lacey House, 10pm – 12:30pm on the 16th May.
If you’re interested please fill in the form and email it back to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0113 2302631 if you want a chat about the workshop or the mentoring.
Service User Network 7th May – Leeds
The Service User Network are meeting on Wednesday 7th May @ St Chad.s , Headingley, Leeds 12.45 – 3,00. Click here for more info.
Love Arts York Festival 12-30th May – York
The first Love Arts York festival will run from Monday 12 May to Friday 30 May. Steven Wrigley-Howe, one of our Trust’s Non-executive Directors, is directing the festival which is a collaboration between local organisations and individuals, with the aim of using the arts to get people talking about mental health and wellbeing.
For further information and details on how to get involved, please e-mail email@example.com or visit the Love Arts York Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/LoveArtsYork
#mHealthHabitat Show and Tell 14th May – Leeds
Our #mHealthHabitat Show and Tell events are all about exploring the intersection between health, wellbeing and digital (for example, mobile apps and websites) as well as creativity. We bring people accessing services, clinicians, developers, designers and coders together to learn, share and build relationships for collaboration.
It’s all part of our mission to create a habitat in Leeds where mHealth can flourish. We want a city where people are active partners in keeping well and in managing their health when they are unwell and we believe digital is an important enabler in making this happen. You can find out more at www.mhealthleeds.co.uk or follow us on Twitter @mHealthLeeds.
We have three speakers who will share how they are using digital in different ways to both manage their health, the health of the people they care for, and to transform health services. We’ll also have an ‘open mic’ slot for you to Show and Tell digital innovations you are developing, ask for help or share a bright idea – don’t be shy – we’d love to hear what you’re up to and how we might be able to support each other.
If you are interested in speaking at a future event, we’d love to hear from you firstname.lastname@example.org
Service User/Carer involvement in Trust recruitment in York
Have you had experience of inpatient services or do you know of service users/carers in York, in particular people who have had experience of inpatient services at Bootham Park Hospital, who may be willing to be involved in recruitment for our Trust? If you, or anyone you know might be interested, please could you e-mail email@example.com to register your interest or please provide their contact details to the same e-mail address.
Participants would need to attend a short workshop session on recruitment as part of their involvement.
Feel free to drop me an email firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet @donnajkemp to share what you have up and coming across leeds and York for folk to get involved in – event, inititive, project, intersting stuff!
And, if you do get involved in any of the above – be great to hear how it went on here, its good to share 🙂