Association of Charitable Organisations Annual Conference 2021 Online

This year’s conference hosted by ACO: New Horizons – the challenge for post-covid benevolence, invites charities throughout the sector to debate, discuss and share reflections through a series of thought-provoking panels, sessions and workshops.

When: Tue, 11 May 2021, 09:30 – Wed, 12 May 2021, 12:45 BST

Find out more about the event here.

Civil Society Virtual Spring Summit

With over 24 sessions to choose from, split across two days, the Civil Society Spring Summit will provide guidance into the key issues impacting charities during the pandemic and beyond. Our virtual event platform provides innovative networking opportunities, including an interactive roundtable with your peers. This discussion will explore the road to recovery and how to build back better. Topics include:

  • Learning from rapid growth in a time of loss and upheaval
  • A regulatory update and interactive Q&A with the Fundraising Regulator
  • Charities and government
  • Developing a risk-ready board to support change and growth
  • Why creating a culture of kindness should be every leader’s top priority
  • Lessons learned from collaboration in the face of Covid-19

When: 20th & 21st April, 16:00 BST

Visit the website for full session information, charity team discounts, and to book your place.

 

Mental Health Workforce Resilience Conference

Tuesday, 6th July 2021, The Studio, Manchester

This National CPD accredited conference programme is a platform to discuss evidence-based policy recommendations for improving support for NHS staff, hear from workforce-lead initiatives strengthening the representation of doctors and filling shortages in NHS services; as well as engaging with workforce-lead peer support schemes providing fundamental training in mental health counselling for NHS staff, equipping them with the skills to provide confidential listening services to colleagues and programmes filling vacancies within the NHS by re-training refugee doctors to safely practice medicine in the UK – teaching the skills and knowledge required to satisfy examinations in language and clinical skills.
Their has been a high demand for tickets at this event so why not book or hold your places today while you await funding approval.

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The 3rd Student Mental Health: Responding to the Crisis

Join us at our 3rd National Student Mental Health Event. This conference will bring together HE leaders, students, academic/policy researchers, health, social care and counselling services to develop responses to the student mental health crisis.

By attending this conference all delegates will receive 10 CPD points.

You will get to hear from some of the key industry stakeholders on how to assess the diverse impact(s) and disruption of lockdowns and COVID-19 measures on university students – transforming models of teaching, upending the structure and routines that students may rely on; bereaving young people who have lost family members or friends and forcing some into lockdown with people they don’t know – or worse, that pose a risk to them.

Places at this event are going quickly given the high demand. Why not book your place(s) or ask us to hold you ticket(s) while you await funding approval.

REGISTER VIEW FULL EVENT HERE HOLD A PLACE HERE

Mental Health Workforce Resilience Conference

This National CPD accredited conference programme is a platform to discuss evidence-based policy recommendations for improving support for NHS staff, hear from workforce-lead initiatives strengthening the representation of doctors and filling shortages in NHS services; as well as engaging with workforce-lead peer support schemes providing fundamental training in mental health counselling for NHS staff, equipping them with the skills to provide confidential listening services to colleagues and programmes filling vacancies within the NHS by re-training refugee doctors to safely practice medicine in the UK – teaching the skills and knowledge required to satisfy examinations in language and clinical skills.
Their has been a high demand for tickets at this event so why not book or hold your places today while you await funding approval.

REGISTER VIEW FULL EVENT HERE HOLD A PLACE HERE

What Impact are Lockdowns Having on Children and Young People’s Mental Health?

When: Wednesday, 17th March 2021      Where: Royal National Hotel, London      Time:  08:30 – 16:00

CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE’S MENTAL HEALTH: NEW NORMAL – SAME CRISIS

Our seventh national CPD accredited conference will assess how the crisis’ in children and young people’s mental health services have been compounded by COVID-19, identifying solutions and the transferable benefits provided by virtual platforms – such as streamlining access to clinicians, as well as benefits to CAMHS service providers, including strengthened multidisciplinary working as a result of more regular meetings between teams – that can be carried over to the post-COVID world; both for service users and professionals.

The programme will also equip delegates with knowledge of emerging trends in the interaction between online platforms for gaming, gambling and addiction in children and young people, as well as tackling issues with access to services, funding and legislating to support CAMHS and service users.

If you are interested but are not quite ready to book then why not ask us to hold you a place using the button below while the funding is approved. If you are good to go why not register your place(s) today to ensure that you do not miss out.

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FSI Updates

As we are getting back into the full swing of 2021, the FSI would like to keep you updated with some news and opportunities to support you and your charity to start the new year right.

Survive and Thrive 2021
Charity excellence framework has had a major upgrade to provide the free tools, help and support charities need to manage the charity crisis. Survive & Thrive gives you the tools, help and support you need to make 2021 a great year for your charity, despite the crisis; everything is free. See here more more details.

Free 90-minute Webinars for small charities
Don’t miss out our January 90-minute webinar sessions from 20th to 22nd January. The topics will include: Project Management, Risk Management and Digital Fundraising. These are all free to our charity members thanks to National Lottery Community Fund, click here to book a place.

Free 2-day National Online Charity training event
The FSI has just launched our latest 2-day online national training event on 9th and 10th February, offering over 180 free training places so that our small charities members, wherever they are, can access the skills they need to become self-sustaining. Choose from 9 interactive full and half-day webinars covering popular topics such as: Capital Campaigns, Stewardship, Fundraising Strategy and Digital Fundraising. Click here to secure a place.

VCSEs: Winning Central Government Contracts and the New Social Value Model
This free online event, hosted by VCSE Crown Representative Claire Dove CBE, is aimed at VCSE organisations interested in finding out more about the new Social Value Model and the opportunities it brings to the sector. Click here for dates and more details

New E-learning course and Bursary places available for International Development members
To celebrate the launch of our new E-Learning course, focusing on ‘Major Donor’, the FSI are offering 25 bursary places for 25 international development charities to access this interactive online course entirely free of charge. In order to be eligible for this opportunity your charity must be an International Development organisation who is also FSI member and have an annual turnover of less than £250,000. To apply please click here.

New £4m fund for charities and community groups tackling loneliness
Local Connections Fund is now open for application from charities and community interest groups that are working to help social isolation across their communities. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) and The National Lottery Community Fund are investing £2 million each. This will be used to fund hundreds of ‘microgrants’ between £300 and £2,500, so small, local organisations. See here for more details on how to apply.

Community Business Renewal Fund now open for application
Power to Change has launched the Community Business Renewal Initiative, in response to the COVID-19 crisis and this £3million Community Business Renewal Fund is part of this support package for the community business sector. Application will be closed on 19th January. Click here for more details on how to apply.

Small Charity Guide to Cyber Security
It’s more important than ever to ensure your charity is as protected as possible from cybercrime threats and fraud. A good place to start is the National Cyber Security Centre’s Small Charity Guide. Click here to access the guide.

The Impact that Covid-19 has had on Student’s Mental Health

When: Thursday, 22nd April 2021      Where: The Royal National Hotel, London       Time:  08:30 – 16:35

STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH: RESPONDING TO THE CRISIS

COVID-19 has intensified dislocation amongst campus communities, propelled healthcare students onto the front line of a global pandemic and upended traditional teaching models; but it will pass – and when it does, preexisting issues will resurface compounded. This conference will break-down the cultures, economic factors, social and institutional pressures that contributed to dramatic rises in disclosures of mental health issues and student suicides at universities in the UK – providing delegates with the knowledge and tools to ensure that students return to campuses better equipped after the pandemic.

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The New Patient Safety Programme

When: Tuesday, 18th May 2021     Where: The Royal National Hotel, London      Time: 08:30 – 16:45

PATIENT SAFETY: SAFER CULTURE-SAFER SYSTEMS

Delivering the Patient Safety Strategy: Making the NHS the Safest Healthcare System in the World”

The Patient Safety Strategy was designed around an ethos of learning and acting when things go wrong. The ambition is to make the NHS the safest system in the world to receive healthcare and it is thought that the implementation of the strategy could save nearly 1000 extra lives per year from 2023/24, whilst saving £100 million in care costs

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