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The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service: 2019 Awardees

25 Jul 2019 - 11:41 by michelle.foster

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of The Queen's coronation. It is the MBE for volunteer groups. Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

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Celebrating 100 years of Social Action

22 Jul 2019 - 13:48 by michelle.foster

A tale of two cities

Monday 22 July 2019 marks 100 years (to the day) of the formation of Manchester and Salford Council of Social Service. Macc, Salford CVS and Gaddum have worked together to mark the occasion with a celebratory event at the People’s History Museum. We felt it is important to mark 100 years of social action across the twin cities of Salford and Manchester.

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New funding for rough sleepers living with mental illness and substance misuse

30 May 2019 - 11:32 by michelle.foster

The Health and Social Care Secretary has announced that £1.9 million will be given to councils by Public Health England to help improve the health of rough sleepers. The funding will be awarded to projects that improve access to health services and continuity of care for people with mental ill-health and substance misuse problems who are sleeping rough or at risk of returning to rough sleeping. Gov.uk

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Manchester Health and Care Commissioning Thrive Grants – Investing in the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people

30 May 2019 - 10:50 by michelle.foster

Manchester Health and Care Commissioning (MHCC) have announced that they are investing over £300,000 into the voluntary and education sector for the delivery of the THRIVE grants programme. Young Manchester and Manchester Health and Care Commissioning

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Personality Disorder Friends and Family Support Group at Moodswings

24 May 2019 - 10:48 by michelle.foster

Moodswings are starting a Personality Disorder Friends and Family Support Group, to offer a safe space for supporters to share their thoughts and feelings, and to understand the diagnosis better. Moodswings

The group will meet fortnightly and will be run by a facilitator with training in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy.

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Paid opportunities for BME people with lived experience of severe mental distress

26 Apr 2019 - 10:19 by michelle.foster

Do you want to be employed as a co-researcher on a project that aims to tackle ethnic inequalities in severe mental illness? Synergi Collaborative Centre
Do you: have lived experience of severe mental distress? Identify as African, Caribbean, South Asian or mixed heritage? Have interest in advancing our understanding of

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Non Exec Director Roles at Breathworks

26 Apr 2019 - 10:14 by michelle.foster

Breathworks is dedicated to helping people with pain, stress and ill-health live active and rewarding lives. As a national leader in mindfulness training, Breathworks have been running programmes for individuals, companies and public sector bodies since 2001. Breathworks

Breathworks are now at a very exciting juncture in the development of their organisation and have undergone a recent re-structure to best fulfill their vision.

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Money Talks

8 Apr 2019 - 20:19 by Mike Wild

Recently I had a very nice letter inviting me to write for a publication (quite high status) and a follow-up phone conversation to explore further. In the course of this, the London-based publisher emphasised that wanting to reach outside their heavily London-focused circle was a big priority for them. Who can guess the next bit of the conversation?