Better mental health
The first pan-Essex, all-age strategy for mental health and wellbeing has been launched. It has been ‘co-produced’ with people who have experience of using mental health services in Greater Essex, both directly and as carers.
It focuses on getting help to people at the earliest opportunity, ‘parity of esteem’ for mental and physical health, tackling stigma and ending social inclusion among people affected by mental health problems.
The Adult Mental Health & Wellbeing Strategy 2017-2021 for Southend, Essex and Thurrock was officially launched at a special event on Wednesday 19 July. Find it below.
Are you passionate about Chelmsford? Chelmsford Cultural Development Trust
Chelmsford City Council are seeking Trustees to join the Board of the newly established Chelmsford Cultural Development Trust at a hugely exciting time for the City.
The Board will play a key role in developing funding strategies, including individual giving and legacies to assist with the future development of Chelmsford’s museums and theatres, helping to attract or creating new exhibitions and events. The management of all venues and staff will remain with the City Council.
The Board will initially focus on supporting the enhancement of Oaklands Museum, Chelmsford as it commences a large-scale redevelopment project supported with significant funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Chelmsford City Council and various partners. There is huge potential to work closely with other established groups including the Friends of the Museum and the Friends of Hylands to create a more vibrant and engaging programme of heritage and cultural activities across Chelmsford.
Chelmsford City Council are seeking candidates with a diverse background and senior level experience from the education, financial, business, PR/communications, digital, charitable and fundraising sectors. You must be passionate about Chelmsford and developing our heritage and cultural offer in the City. As this will be a new Board, our aim will be to build a team with complementary skills and will be looking for a natural leader to emerge during the recruitment process to become the inaugural Chair. There will be one City Councillor joining the Board.
It is envisaged that the Board will initially meet every 4-6 weeks as it gets established before settling into quarterly meetings and will be supported by a ‘young persons’ advisor and City Council officers. No remuneration is available.
If you would like to find out more and receive a Trustee information Pack please contact Averil Price, Director of Community Services on 01245 606473 or email email@example.com
Autumn training brochure released
Voluntary Sector Training (VST) have announced the publication of their Autumn training programme aimed at charities and community groups.
The new programme offers all the essential courses for anyone working or volunteering in a charity or community group ranging from management skills to personal and practical training.
Maddy Pitcher VST’s Manager says “We are really excited about the launch of our new programme. We have lots of NEW courses and there is a 10% discount on bookings until the end of August so make sure you don’t miss out and take a look now.”
The Autumn programme of training is open for bookings and groups are advised to reserve their places as soon as they can by visiting the website below or by telephoning the VST office on 01371 876747.
ECVYS Conference 2017
ECVYS are hosting a very unique conference on 14 October 2017 for all those who volunteer or work within a voluntary youth setting in Essex.
The event runs from 9.30am (registration and coffee, 10am start) and finishes at 3pm. The conference promises to be buzzing with volunteers and staff from youth groups across Essex and will be bursting with inspiring youth work, good practice, networking, brilliant Keynotes and workshops plus a *FREE yummy lunch….What more could you want?!
Only £5 for member organisations and £10 for non-members. (Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are unsure.)
Keynote speakers for the day include Paul Secker, The head of safeguarding at Essex County Council and Gavin Mckenna, The Director for ‘Reach Every Generation’. There will also be a number of workshops available on the day. For more information and to book, click the link below.