£15 tickets offer from Sadler’s Wells for South Pacific (please e-flyer below).

The £15 tickets are available for performances on:

Sat 13, Tue 16, Wed 17, Thu 18, Fri 19 and Sat 20 August at 7.30pm.

To book your £15 tickets simply clink on the booking link, or online and use promocode BID15.

Please note that these £15 tickets are limited and will be sold on first come basis.

South Pacific

Fri 12 – Sat 20 Aug at 7.30pm

Get £15 tickets for this powerful love story, set on an island during World War ll. South Pacific is brought thrillingly to life in an epic new five-star production directed by Chichester Festival Theatre’s Artistic Director Daniel Evans (Me and My Girl and Fiddler on the Roof). A sensational cast of over thirty is led by the leads from the Chichester Festival Theatre production, including Julian Ovenden, Gina BeckRob HouchenJoanna Ampil and Sera Maehara. With designs by Peter McKintosh and choreography by Ann Yee, this ravishing musical is set to be the must-see theatrical event of the year.

Featuring a full orchestra, South Pacific boasts one of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s most memorable scores, this much-loved Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical features songs such as Some Enchanted Evening, I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair and Bali Ha’i.

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The Kids Network are currently recruiting volunteers in Hammersmith & Fulham to mentor children aged 8-11 and would so appreciate your help!

Be the person you needed growing up!

The Kids Network believes every child should have access to the childhoods they deserve. They connect a child with a volunteer mentor who helps build their mentee’s confidence, improve their wellbeing, and develop skills for a positive future through a structured mentoring programme over the course of a year.

Full training and 1-1 support is provided throughout! Read more

Connect with your community and explore London as a volunteer mentor, there’s a child waiting to be inspired by you, APPLY TODAY: https://thekidsnetwork.org.uk/become-a-mentor

 

 

 

Get trained and qualified in Mental Health First Aid for free. Identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses.

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Our free online course is helping to build a culture of care that gives you the skills to support others with mental health problems and protect your own mental health…

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The course is accredited by NCFE has given people across the country the opportunity to understand mental health and its associated care. 

Explore different types of mental ill-health and feel confident helping someone experiencing a problem at this crucial time

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Vodafone has pledged to provide the SIMs – more than 50,000 in total – through its charities.connected programme. Read more on the UK Fundraising website.

Please find below the link to the West London Local Chambers Business Awards.  Free to enter for all businesses based in the West London Local Chambers boroughs:

Ealing, Hounslow & Hammersmith & Fulham.

The gala dinner takes place on 24th November at Clayton Hotel, Chiswick.

Apply for the Business Awards 2021/2022! (constantcontact.com)

 

The influence of individual teachers on pupils’ mental health is as significant as their influence on academic test scores.

Mental health problems affect a student’s energy level, concentration, dependability, mental ability, and optimism, hindering performance.

Our free online training explores the risk factors that affect a child’s mental health and investigates behaviours displayed by pupils in need

of support.

Start the new term with the skills needed to support children with mental health concerns…

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World Suicide Prevention Day and the theme Creating Hope through Action, North West London Suicide Prevention Programme will be exploring barriers to accessing support for people bereaved by suicide with a hybrid event.

“When you lose someone to suicide, the grief that you experience can be very intense and the emotions you feel can differ from the grief you experience following any other kind of death.” Samaritans recognises that those who are bereaved by suicide are a particularly vulnerable group who need support.

This topic is linked in with World Suicide Prevention Day because those bereaved by suicide are a group at risk and often overlooked.

  • Mo from Inquest will set the scene for our panel by speaking to the institutional response families have to contend with after a suicide and the complexities of seeking support. 
  • A representative from The Met will share current responses and challenges faced in signposting to bereavement services.
  • Ben from The New Normal Charity will discuss the stigma and taboos associated with mental health, with a focus on men.
  • John from SoBS will round off the panel by sharing his lived experience and highlighting the difficulties navigating bereavement support after a suicide.

The panel will be followed by a Q+A session.

Helen from MIND will discuss signposting. Every attendee will be receiving a London-specific signposting pack for bereavement support following a suicide.

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International Day of the Disappeared is held annually on the 30th August. It provides a chance to recognise people who have disappeared through enforcement, conflict, war, inner personal issues and concerns, disasters, involuntary disappearance, modern slavery, human trafficking and for a myriad of other reasons. It is the time when family, friends and loved ones take to reflect and remember the disappearance of a close relative or friend.

I have been personally affected by this. My nephew disappeared in 2016 without a trace. My sister, mother of my nephew Rohan has had no feedback from the police – despite a thorough investigation, community and public authorities on his whereabouts. As a family we mounted a huge campaign to garner information from the public.

For my family and friends, work colleagues of Rohan, the impact has been devastating as over the years as the mental anguish has been slow, we have experienced feelings of hope for his return juxtaposed with crippling fear of venturing to explore the potential reasons for his disappearance and of any potential threats he may have had.

It soon emerges that people have disappeared for complex reasons that affects the wider community that tend to include themselves – for those who return the psychological and physical scars from being dehumanised and or tortured, family and friends who are continuously searching for the truth creating emotional upheaval, fear of exposing the person to threats and other dangers and more.

As a family, we sought support from a local and national organisation. As a Community Organiser for Sobus, I have had the privilege of working with members of the Refugee and Asylum communities. To show solidarity for the work and service of organisations committed to supporting friends and families of people who have disappeared, you could get involved in the chat on social media through #DayoftheDisappeared and to raise awareness of the work of existing organisations, see below a list of organisations.

List of local and national organisations

Assistive technology and use of artificial intelligence is increasingly being developed to support people with disabilities both physical and cognitive. The potential is seen as enormous in not only making people more independent and improving their quality of life but also in meeting the care challenges we currently face.

There are however also ethical issues to be considered in the development and use of this technology. These include:

  • How accessible will this technology be to most people
  • whether artificial intelligence will in fact lead to reduced independence
  • whether they will be increased isolation and less human contact

The development of these technologies does require understanding and participation of individuals and communities in a co-produced framework, particularly as it may lead to a profound change in how care is delivered to the most vulnerable in our communities.

Sobus has been engaging with this issue through it’s POPS (Providers of Older People’s Service) Forum. We have had speakers involved in the Minder Study based at Imperial College White City Campus, which is involved in a study on assistive technology for people with dementia. The potential benefits for assistive technology are indeed enormous and should be supported but it also important to include wider ethical and human considerations.

For more information or participation in the Minder Study please see following summary of the project:

Minder Study

In 2019, there were 748,000 people living with dementia in England. This population typically has complex care needs, placing considerable strain on the health and social care systems as well as on individuals themselves and their carers/families – at an estimated total cost to the UK of £37.4 billion a year.

MINDER is a remote care platform that aims to improve the quality of life for people with dementia and their carers. It uses home sensors to detect an individual’s activity at home, and builds a model of ‘usual activity’ through use of artificial intelligence, allowing any deviations to be detected and flagged for follow-up, enabling early prevention. Minder has been developed by the research team at the UK DRI Care and Research Centre based at Imperial College London and the University of Surrey, in partnership with Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

For more information contact minder.hfp@nhs.net

or visit https://mindermeetingplace.com