Every year, UK Mental Health Awareness Week takes place in May and is hosted by The Mental Health Foundation. Here at St John Ambulance, we have made it one of our missions to break down stigma related to mental health in the workplace.

Mental Health Awareness Week is an annual event when there is an opportunity for the whole of the UK to focus on achieving positive mental health. The event has grown to become one of the biggest awareness weeks across the UK and globally. The theme for this year is Loneliness.

Loneliness is affecting more and more of us in the UK and has had a huge impact on our physical and mental health during the pandemic. Our connection to other people and our community is fundamental in protecting our mental health and we need to find better ways of tackling the epidemic of loneliness. We can all play a part in this. 

Across the week we’ll be hosting a free online webinar session which will focus on workplace cultures and shining a spotlight on wellbeing in the workplace. We will also be releasing new mental health mini e-learning modules and offering lots of free resources (including our new ‘Managers Guide: Managing wellbeing for remote workers) for you to use in your workplace, with the aim of improving people’s mental health.

Free Mental Health Resources >

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Our one-day training course Making Groups Work  is aimed at staff and volunteers who regularly work with members of the public in groups.

We will be running the course next in Islington, North London, on Wednesday 4 May. And today we are offering the remaining places on the course at half-price (just £49.50 plus VAT per person). This includes a sandwich lunch, teas, coffees and refreshments. 

We will be running the course at Manor Gardens Centre, 6-9 Manor Gardens, Islington N7 6LA  from 10.30am to 4.30pm.

If you have any questions about the Making Groups Work course, please email enquiries@bemagnificient.uk. For details of our other courses please visit our website at www.bemagnificent.uk.

To book your place on the course please complete the attached booking. Alternatively, you can book via our website.

Be Magnificent is a not-for-profit community interest company and all our activities will provide benefit to women, children and young people, along with the organisations that work with them.

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Supporting 11-14-year-old girls to develop healthy relationships, skills and resources to maintain positive mental health.

Providing a safe space for young girls to boost their self-confidence, self-empowerment and discuss mental health.

• Engage in talking circles to express your thoughts and feelings.
• Work together in a group on a new social action project.
• Join a range of art and sports activities such as yoga, football, tie-dye, digital graphics
and much more.
• Get the chance to attend a 2 day residential and become a ‘Wellbeing Ambassador’ for
our organisation!

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7 – 11 May 2022
11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm

Discover the power of plants we eat and grow your own microgreens to take home with you. This workshop is led by Paulette Henry, master grower at Black Rootz, the UK’s first multigenerational black-led community growing project. Book at the welcome tent near Victoria Gate. Learn more

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Workshops are held online via Zoom 10.00 to 12.30.  Each workshop costs £95.00.

Our website contains booking links allowing you to pay by debit card, credit card or paypal, details of the topics covered on each workshop, feedback comments from past participants and details of our subscription grants database. Google nfp workshops to visit our website.

May Workshops

Mon 09 May 2022 – Bid Writing

Tue 10 May 2022 – Recruiting and Managing Volunteers

Wed 11 May 2022 – Introduction to Fundraising

Thu 12 May 2022 – Charity Finance

Mon 23 May 2022 – Bid Writing

Tue 24 May 2022 – Trust Fundraising

Wed 25 May 2022 – Legacy Fundraising

Thu 26 May 2022 – Fundraising Regulations and GDPR

Location: London, Southwark SE5 (Hybrid)

Hours: 35 hours per week

Salary: £28,000 – £33,000 FTE (dependant on experience)

Benefits: 22 days annual leave plus statutory bank holidays FTE and pension

  • Part-time considered pro-rata

Responsible to: Chief Executive

Probation period: 6 months.

Flexible hours and time off in lieu are the working practice. Hours of work will involve occasional weekends and evenings.

Closing date 15.05.22