Sonaaar is raising £20,000 in support of the migrant communities
that are fleeing the Russo-Ukrainian War. Can you help?

 
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Why?

Many, especially men, are facing discrimination which prevents them from getting transportation to travel to borders and access accommodation.Many are students of African, Indian and Brazilian heritage who were welcomed just a few months ago by their universities. Many are facing winter for the first time. They were legal residents of Ukraine that are not being afforded safe, humane passage out of danger.

Can you help?

Sonaaar is on the ground working with grassroots organisers and persons in the diaspora who are coordinating efforts to help them out of Ukraine to new host countries.All funds raised will go to grassroots organisers and will be governed and audited by The Ubele Initiative.

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We have recently been selected to be one of the Co-op Local Community Fund charities.

This means that Coop members can donate to us every time they purchase Coop products.

If you are already a Coop member, please select us as your local cause. You can choose us online or you can select us from the app. If you are less comfortable with doing this online, you can also call 0800 023 4708.

If you’re not already a member, you will need to join to be able to support us. This can be done online, on the app, over the phone on the number above, or in your local store.

It costs £1 to become a member, but as soon as you’re signed up, you can start earning rewards for yourself and for us.

Every time you buy Coop products, money will be added to your personal account (which can be spent in store) and donated to your chosen local cause. Good for you and good for us! Please make sure you have selected us as your local cause.

Once you have picked us as your local cause, all you need to do is scan your Coop membership card or app every time you shop! It doesn’t cost you a penny but will make a huge difference to us.

Please do also share this information with friends, family, and colleagues. Donations can come from anywhere in the country as long as we are selected as the chosen cause when the Coop membership card is used.

Thank you so much for supporting us with this. We really appreciate it.

 
People Arise Now Community Connect Initiative
 
Together we can arise and make a difference in our communities.
 
Join us for our next meeting on Tuesday 26th October 2021
 
For more information click on the link: www.peoplearisenow.org 
 

with Hammersmith and Fulham Libraries

 Join us for….

A Jouster’s Life!

 

An exciting historical storytelling for all ages

Join us on 23 April at 19:30 – 20:00 GMT when will be joining storyteller Simon Waterfield in this exciting reenactment of life as a medieval Jouster!

https://jousters_life_storytelling.eventbrite.co.uk

We will find out….

What’s it really like being a medieval Jouster? And is a Squire’s life really that good?

Have you read the stories about the lives of the jousting knights, their bravery, and their chivalry?

We believe an explanation is required about what life is really like.

Meet a jouster and his squire telling their versions of the same day in their lives.

Are all knights chivalrous and nobly bred?

Are all squires devoted servants?

The truth will out!

Suitable for all ages

This is an online event that will take place via Zoom. After booking your ticket, you will be emailed log-in details on the day of the performance.

Book your ticket by clicking on the link below:

https://jousters_life_storytelling.eventbrite.co.uk

Do you have a commitment to social justice for communities or to improving the life of young people? Do you want to develop new skills, and get a qualification that recognises your knowledge and abilities?

We are all facing new challenges, but we are also seeing signs of hope, with many people involved in campaigns to address historic inequalities, support local communities and invest in the future of young people.

You can now apply for courses in:
• BSc Community Development and Leadership
• BSc Youth Studies
• MSc in Youth and Community Work

Taking these degrees will give you a chance to develop your academic skills, but will also give you the edge in an uncertain jobs market, and there are options available for people at a range of different education levels. Our courses are also eligible for financial support.

Interested? If you would like an informal chat about these courses, you can book a 15 minute meeting with Head of Subject Chris Lane: http://met.ac/book-to-meet-chris-lane/

You can contact course leaders at the email addresses below:

Julius Elster: j.elster@londonmet.ac.uk (BSc Youth Studies)

Patrick Mulrenan: p.mulrenan@londonmet.ac.uk (BSc Community Development and Leadership)

Aine Woods: a.woods1@londonmet.ac.uk (MSc Youth and Community Work)

There are also links to further information about the courses here: http://met.ac/community-and-youth

 

Creative maths activities to try at home

Explore our fun creative maths activities, available to download for free! Our activities are suitable for children aged 4-12. We have used this symbol* where they are best suited to older children.

Psst! Parents and carers, remember all of our resources are designed for exploring as a family. There is no right or wrong way, so don’t be afraid to get stuck in and enjoy experimenting. Get creative, play, make mistakes and let children take each activity or challenge as far as they want. You’ll be creating positive memories of maths together as a family – an important step in building a confident, can-do attitude towards maths.

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With one in six adults experiencing common mental health problems every week and suicide being the biggest killer of young men in the UK, there is a clear need for an increased understanding of an issue that affects the lives of so many people. By increasing awareness and learning mental health first aid skills, we can support friends family and colleagues and even save a life.

Qualification

Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health Awareness (NCFE)

Course Content

This qualification combines both theoretical elements and practical application. It aims to increase awareness of mental health. Including, what it is, how common mental ill-health is and how to reduce stigma and discrimination. As well as, equipping you with the basic skills to respond appropriately when others are experiencing a mental health crisis.

By the end of the course, delegates would have an understanding of the following:

  • Understanding mental health
  • Understanding stress
  • Anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Depression
  • Post-natal depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Dementia
  • Eating disorders
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Understanding post-traumatic stress disorder

Learning Method

Studying Via distance learning means you can choose when and where you study.

The course is available

  • Paper based

Paper based learning with online assessments- NO EXAMS

Register 

Dear friends and neighbours,

Please see below for upcoming opportunities taking place in the local area.

LOL-Lab 2019 – Apply now

Are you keen to get involved in an experiment in funny?

If so, why not apply for LOL-Lab 2019? A free programme for local residents to try their hand at stand-up comedy, training alongside Imperial College researchers. Over four free training sessions led by a professional comedy trainer and Lol Labbers from 2018, you will learn how to produce and deliver your very own stand-up with fellow residents and researchers from Imperial College London! At the end of the training, everyone taking part has the chance to show off their new skills at a comedy showcase event at the Queen’s Tavern, White City and raise money for a local cause.

“Comedy is a medium for breaking down barriers and getting people talking to one another about things they share in common.” Lol Lab participant 2018. The process of devising a stand-up routine allows you to work on communication skills, build confidence in public speaking and learn about science in an informal setting, as well as being an excellent and innovative way of improving the connections between the public and researchers in the local area.

No experience or smart jokes required – you bring the energy and we’ll bring the training!

Training sessions:

  • Wednesday 27th November, 18.00 – 20.00
  • Wednesday 4th December, 18.00 – 20.00
  • Monday 9th December, 18.00 – 20.00
  • Wednesday 11th December, 18.00 – 20.00
  • Finale – Friday 13th December – 20.00

Location: The Invention Rooms, White City.
Interested? Sign up here. Please note, places are limited at the deadline is Wednesday 6th November.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Keisha on k.khyne-sam@imperial.ac.uk. 

Agent of Change Autumn Networking Event – Register today

Are you female living or working in the North of Hammersmith and Fulham? Are you passionate about making or supporting positive change locally?

If so, we would love for you to join us on Wednesday 13th November at The Invention Rooms, White City from 18.00 – 20.30. Agents of Change is a unique, community based, quarterly network and leadership programme for women who live and work in the North of Hammersmith and Fulham. Supported by a consortium of local organisations which include Imperial College London, Hammersmith United Charities, LBHF and The Lyric. Agents of Change recognises the fundamental role of female leadership in communities and is working to build a long-term local network, which supports women to fulfil their potential in a wide variety of roles. In addition to the network, we run a free 6-month community leadership programme, designed by local women, for women. At our autumn networking event, you’ll hear from inspirational leaders, meet and connect with local women from across the north of LBHF and find out how you can support or connect with female change makers in the local area. To find out more about Agents of Change, please visit:  https://www.agentsofchange-whitecity.co.uk/ and to register for the event please click here.

 Maker Challenge – Apply for January 2020

Do you know someone aged 14 – 18 who likes making? Applications for our Maker Challenge programme are now open!

Over 12 weeks, local young people aged 14-18 will prototype, design and make with access to cutting-edge equipment in our state-of-the-art workshop. We’ll teach a crash-course in 3D printing, laser-cutting, woodworking, electronics, programming and working with materials.  At the end of the programme, everyone will present their creation and prizes will be awarded to the most creative designs.

Dates: Every Tuesday or Thursday evening (4.30pm-7.30pm) from January 11th-April 4th. This includes 4 weekend sessions (11/01, 12/01 or 18/01, 15/02, 04/04); no sessions take place during half-term.
Location: Makerspace, The Invention Rooms, White City.

Application deadline: Sunday 15th December 2019

To apply please click here. if you have any questions, or would like to discuss your application, please contact Rebecca on r.sweeney@imperial.ac.uk.

GROVE NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE
7 Bradmore Park Road,
Hammersmith,
W6 0DT

 Friday 8th November 2019
at 3:00 p.m.
In the Lower Hall

 GUEST SPEAKER

Susan Manasian
New Quaker Meeting House
Bradmore Park Road

This is an open meeting & everyone is welcome to attend

REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED