Public Health England is launching a major new mental health campaign, called Every Mind Matters, on 7th October 2019.


Public Health England, with support from some of the most respected organisations in the field.


The campaign aims to support everyone to feel more confident in taking action to look after their mental health and wellbeing by promoting a range of self-care actions.


You can download the resources here to learn more about the campaign and find out how you can take advantage of a range of opportunities available.


Watch webinar to learn more about Public Health England’s major new mental health campaign.


The webinar covers:

  • Background and campaign aims
  • Key learnings from the pilot
  • Campaign plans for October
  • How you can get involved


Image result for age ukAge UK London will be running a conference in partnership with the London Fire Brigade entitled “ Supporting Vulnerable Londoners”


The conference will be taking place on Friday 4th October and will run from 10.30am until 3.15pm and a light sandwich lunch will be provided.


It will be taking place at Age UK London, Ground floor, Tavis House, 1 – 6 Tavistock Square London WC1H 9AH.


Age UK London is delighted to have some excellent speakers including Deputy Mayor for Fire & Resilience at GLA, Fiona Twycross and Deputy Assistant Commissioner for the London Fire Brigade, Spencer Sutcliffe to name but a few.


The conference aims to

  • Increase understanding of those at highest risks in relation to fire
  • Highlight the Fire Brigade’s structure and the wide range of supportive services available
  • Build links between London Fire Brigade and local organisations across London


Please note that this conference is aimed at organisations and groups working with and for older Londoners – to feedback learning.


If you or a colleague would like to attend then please book your place through this Eventbrite link



What will I get out of it?

  • Understand the keys to successful trust fundraising.
  • Better understand the place of trusts in an organisation’s fundraising strategy.
  • Be able to develop and monitor effective relationships with trusts.
  • Make confident decisions when choosing a trust programme to best match the funding priorities for your organisation.


What will it cover?

  • Key elements around the nature, structure and types of grant making trusts
  • Current research and updates from DSC’s own research on the way trusts are working
  • Identifying the place of trusts in your overall fundraising strategy
  • Understand the main elements of your trust fundraising strategy
  • Working with service colleagues to identify funding priorities suitable for trust fundraising
  • Dealing with the difficult parts of the application process and understanding the jargon
  • Monitoring and evaluation – vital account management
  • Elements of a strong relationship
  • Rules of engagement, top tips and best practice


Click here to see more information and book your space.

One day course 10.00 -16.30 17 Oct 2019

Free Courses In England


A new case of dementia arises somewhere in the world every four seconds.

Dementia not only affects the individual themselves, but can also devastate their family, friends and entire lifestyle.


Whether you are looking to start or develop a career in the care industry, or you simply want to know more about dementia for personal reasons, this course is the perfect place to start, as it explores crucial elements of the different types of dementia.

The knowledge you will gain from this course could help you care for a friend or relative with dementia and enhance your understanding of their needs and behaviour.


This course is suitable for those working in the care profession, or anyone looking into a career in this field of work. This qualification is also suitable for home carers or anyone who has an interest in learning more about dementia.

This course is split into seven manageable units:

– Dementia awareness

– Person-centered approach to the care and support of individuals with dementia

– Understand the factors that can influence communication and interaction with individuals who have dementia

– Understand equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care

– Understand the administration of medication to individuals with dementia using a person-centred approach

– Understand behaviour in the context of dementia

– Understand the benefits of engaging in activities in social care


Click here to find out more.

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The Bright Ideas Fund is now open!

The Bright Ideas Fund supports new community business ideas through the start-up and planning stages with tailored business support, to the implementation stage with grants of up to £15,000.

The Bright Ideas Fund is funded by Power to Change, the independent trust supporting community businesses in England, and delivered by Locality, the national network for community organisations, in partnership with Co-operatives UK, the Plunkett Foundation and Groundwork UK.

The Bright Ideas Fund application is now open until Monday 7  October.

There will be additional funding rounds in:
• February 2020 – April 2020,
• August – September 2020,
• February 2021 – March 2021.

Click here to see more information and how to apply.

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The Royal Parks is a charity that supports and manages 5,000 acres of historic parkland across London.

Millions of Londoners and tourists visit our beautiful sites, which offer unparalleled opportunities for enjoyment, exploration and healthy living in the heart of the capital.

We look after eight of London’s largest open spaces; Hyde Park, The Green, Richmond, Greenwich, St James’s, Bushy and The Regent’s Parks, and Kensington Gardens.

We also manage other important open spaces in the capital including Brompton Cemetery, Victoria Tower Gardens, Canning Green and Poet’s Corner.


We are looking for a Partnership and Community Engagement Officer to help ensure that Brompton’s legacy is explored further and the cemetery’s history continues to be uncovered in interesting and through-provoking ways. This is a part time role on a fixed-term contract until October 2022.


As a Partnership and Community Engagement Officer, you will create a range of activities to engage the general public and teach them about Brompton Cemetery’s history.

Specifically, you will:
– Create activities that encourage underrepresented audiences to visit the cemetery
– Work with the Learning Team to create school, family and adult learning opportunities
– Liaise with The Friends of Brompton Cemetery (FOBC) to develop plans for increasing participation, volunteering and communication
– Help to recruit and manage volunteers


To view/download a Job description with more details click here.

Please also visit The Royal Park website.


The closing date for applications is the 9th October 2019.



We are looking for a new Chief Executive to provide leadership to our team of 30 highly committed and motivated staff.


The teams work cover areas including:

• West London Tri-Borough Partnership, including Safety Across Faith and Communities project (SAFE)
• Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conferences (MARACs)
• Specialist domestic violence courts
• Pathfinder: working with four expert organisations examining the role of health services in domestic abuse
• Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance (DAHA)
• Domestic Homicide Reviews
• Consultancy: advice/support/training


A new Chief Executive Officer will continue to raise the representation of the organisation at the national level and drive forward the submission of bids for multiyear projects and other fundraising initiatives.


To view/download job advert, click here.

For more details regarding application process please visit Standing Together website.


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The Funders Fair –  9th October – Kensington Town Hall


This year’s funders fair is a little later than usual. It will be held on 9th October at Kensington Town Hall.


We are also sharing the event with our colleagues from Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea as we have done I previous years.

And with that I urge all of you to come along….


Register now at


There will be a selection of funders on the day to help you and to provide information on what they support.

Some will even provide you with useful tips on how to make applications.


For many of you obtaining funding has been a long and hard journey, and many of you have still to find the right funder to support you and your cause.

Funding is difficult for nearly everyone and this event will give you the opportunity to explore what you might need to do next on your journey or simply give you ideas for future applications.

It will also be a great opportunity to meet others also thinking about funding, quite simply a great networking event.


We at Sobus have 500+groups registered with us, and many of them are small and many new to the funding scene.

For those that have yet to obtain funding and those that have found it difficult when applying for funding this is really the event for you so make sure you come along.


Those who are in larger organisations and have years of experience in obtaining funding may have staff and volunteers who could benefit from this event. It really might be just the thing needed to provide that extra bit of development for them.


So come along on 9th October to:

Kensington Town Hall, Hornton St, Kensington, London W8 7N.

It all starts at 9:30 finishing with lunch at 1:30

Please register now on Eventbrite:



Join Young H&F for our 2nd roundtable discussion on Sexual Health & Wellbeing for young people in the borough.


Please join us as we host a conversation about young people’s sexual health & wellbeing in the borough.

This event is the 2nd roundtable in a series and is open to young people, those working with young people through schools, services or youth groups as well as healthcare professionals too.

This event is part of a wider project exploring the barriers which may exist to young people accessing sexual health services and information in Hammersmith and Fulham and how collaborative working can better support young people.


YHFF aim to use these roundtables to kickstart an action plan for working with our networks, health services, schools and other stakeholders to support young people’s holistic wellbeing. This event is an opportunity for cross-sector collaboration to shape the project with your views.


Click here to see more details about this event and book your space.


Date and Time

Wed, October 16, 2019

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM BST





Artist and gallery educators facilitate these regular sessions for individuals living with early to mid-stages of dementia and their carers, friends and family members.


Each session, explore and discuss one work from the RA collection and conversation is supported by the use of multisensory objects relating to the work.


This event includes refreshments, and volunteer support is provided.



Booking required as this is a popular event, and there may be cancellations if already full up, click here.

Where: Meet in the Front Hall, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts.



Further dates for this event

21 October, 2019
18 November, 2019