Jam and Justice’s action research projects are beginning to report back, and they’d like to update everyone on what they’ve been doing.
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On 14 November in Manchester, arts organisation Made by Mortals, premiered their new piece of community theatre ‘Ears Against Loneliness’. Professional and participatory artists performed together to shed light on the loneliness epidemic currently sweeping the UK. Alongside this, the #EarsAgainstLoneliness social media campaign is asking the public to ‘tweet your ear’ and has also begun to have an impact.
Are you a patient, carer, partner or family member with experience of cancer? Do you live in Manchester or have a GP in the city?
The Manchester Macmillan Local Authority Partnership are looking for people across the city to take part in the Manchester Macmillan Local Authority Partnership Programme – or the MMLAP for short. The plan is to make long-term changes that will help people affected by cancer get the support they need in the community.
Are you already politically active? Do you have experience of campaigning, activism or making a change? Are you an elected official who could provide a work shadowing experience? Do you want to learn about disabled suffragettes and other role models, through events and activities?
gaddum, a leading Greater Manchester charity which champions the rights of carers throughout the year are hosting a range of events across Manchester for carers rights day. This national event taking place on Friday 30 November aims to highlight the realities of carers and those they support. The charity operate carers services in Bury, Manchester and Salford.
As part of our ongoing Manchester-wide conversation about mental wellbeing and Sharing Wellness campaign, we are now offering an extended flash round of mini grants of between £500 and £1000 to VCSE groups. The campaign is supported by Manchester Health & Care Commissioning through its Mental Health Grants Programme.The deadline for completed application forms is by 5pm on 23rd November 2018.
As part of our Sharing Wellness campaign, we have encouraged our staff, volunteers and the people we work with to discuss what keeps them well. I found this anonymous submission in my inbox and thought it was a perfect example of how staying resilient during difficult periods of life is a personal process, and is often supported by small, frequent acts of self-care.
Manchester arts organisation, Made by Mortals, launches ‘Ears Against Loneliness’ video and social campaign to encourage listening and combat loneliness.
We will be hosting a meeting immediately following the launch event, hopefully in the same venue (TBC) and are looking for Manchester-based organisations to take part. It will be an opportunity for you to find out more about what is planned in the area, suggest groups and organisations to approach and help make sure we engage with as wide a range of people as possible. Lunch will be provided.
Greater Manchester Youth Network (GMYN) are circulating an online questionnaire for young people aged 13 to 25 to collect their views on health and health care provision in Manchester.
This is as part of a piece of work being carried out by Manchester Clinical Commissioning Group, so it’s a really good opportunity for young people to have their say on health services and get their voices heard.