FREE Photography & Storytelling Course for Over 60’s

Photojournalism Hub is offering a Free Photography and Storytelling course for people aged 60+ living in Hammersmith and Fulham thanks to the kind support of Hammersmith United Charities. The project starts on the 13th of May and it lasts for 8 wks. It is a wonderful project in which participants will be learning basic photography and storytelling and will slowly work in pairs to produce a photo story of each other. The resulting photo stories will be published in a photo book which will be donated to all participants for themselves and their loved ones.  A registering page with further information is here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/about-us-tickets-146967526829

I am also more than happy to have a phone call with those with an interest to join and would like further elucidation: Cinzia D’Ambrosi, Photojournalist, +44 7960940766

Utilize: FREE Online Events

Utilize are running a series of free online events. Click on the event to find out more.

Taking The Next Steps With Sage
This webinar is perfect for businesses who have outgrown Sage 50, you will learn how Sage 200 can make a real impact in your organisation.

Transformational Technologies For Future Ready Legal Practices
Specifically designed for mid-sized Legal Practices, we show you how you can utilise your existing systems and software to become a more efficient and streamlined Practice.

Cyber Security
This webinar is at an introductory level. It is ideally suited to decision-makers within a business responsible for Cyber Security and IT strategy planning who crave the need to understand more about Cyber Security in the current “New Remote World” and how this is shaping the SMB sector.

The Wild Mind Project: FREE Parent/ Carer & Young Person Wellbeing Workshops

Coronavirus has changed life for us all.  Anxiety and the disruption to daily life will be even more difficult to deal with for those who already struggle with mental health. In turn, the pressure on parents/carers, who are dealing with their own disruptions and worries, now also have increased concerns for those that they care for. We would like to help.

Our free workshops include time out in nature, walking or doing conservation work and then time doing creative activities – painting, weaving, lino-cutting, nature mandalas – under the guidance of our experienced Art Psychotherapist, who helps guide the conversation. The role parents and carers play is crucial in supporting young people with mental ill-health.  By supporting parents/carers wellbeing, creating positive memories, and improving empathy and communication within families, parents/carers can in turn help their young person to recover.

Suitable for any young person experiencing mental ill-health (up to 25 years of age), and their parent/carer.
Workshop dates:

  • Fri 7th May 5pm to 7.30pm 
  • Thurs 17th June 5pm to 7.30pm
  • Fri 9th July 5pm to 7.30pm
  • Sun 12th Sept 10am to 12.30pm
  • Sun 3rd Oct 10am to 12.30pm

For further information please contact us by email or phone 07515 3557969. To book on the workshop, please complete the booking form on our website. Referral Form available for professionals.

Dying Matters Awareness Week: Carers Network’s Virtual Events During w/c 10 May

Whether you care to talk, or talk to care – let’s get together #InAGoodPlace.

At Carers Network, we believe in the value of an open conversation about death and the importance of finding a good place where people feel able to listen and support those who are planning for the last years of life or end of life, who are dying and who have been bereaved.

The lack of openness in our communities affects the quality and range of support and care available to patients and their families.

Dying Matters is an opportunity for the community to come together in a good place to open up conversations around life, death, bereavement, and future planning. We can all do it together.

Join us at one or all of our events below through Dying Matters Awareness Week during the w/c 10 May .

EVENTS BRIEF DAY TIME Platform
Talking Future Planning Talk and discussion – What is future care planning? Why does it matter and what can we do to create communities with good place for meaningful conversation? Monday 10th May 2021 2.00 – 3.30 PM Click here to join the meeting

On Microsoft Teams

Will Writing Workshop Talk and discussion – Why and how to make a will, what happens to your assets if you die without making a will, what a will should cover, choosing executors, the basics of probate and inheritance tax, property abroad. Tuesday 11th May 2021 12.30 – 2.00 PM Join on Zoom

Here

ID: 857 6309 9722

Passcode: 887689

End of Life Carers Project

Open Day

Presentation and discussion – This is an opportunity to talk about death and dying through the lenses of our End of Life Carers Project. What are we about? What does the project do and Why does support for family members of people in the last years of life matters? Wednesday 12th May 2021 3.00 – 4.30 PM  

Click here to join the meeting

On Microsoft Teams

Bereaved In the Community The pandemic has brought death and the bereaved in sharp focus as we lived through the national daily count on covid death. What support is available and how do we, as a community, improve the experience of those who are bereaved in our community. Thursday 13th May 2021 10.00 – 11.30 AM Join on Zoom

Here

ID: 829 3610 8707

Passcode: 710306

End of Life Carers Project

Open Day

Presentation and discussion – This is an opportunity to talk about death and dying through the lenses of our End of Life Carers Project. What are we about? What does the project do and Why does support for family members of people in the last years of life matters? Friday 14th May 2021 11.00 AM – 12.30 PM Join on Zoom

Here

ID: 850 0101 6335

Passcode: 527219

If you are working with any unpaid adult carers looking after adults in the City of Westminster, London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham or Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea you can refer them to us for support securely online here.

Thriving Communities Webinar Series: Loneliness & Social Prescribing – 11th May, 3-4pm

Join us for our next Thriving Communities webinar which will explore how social prescribing can help tackle loneliness ahead of Loneliness Awareness Week 14-18 June. Our webinar series brings together individuals and organisations committed to using social prescribing through the arts, health, sports, leisure, and the natural environment, alongside other aspects of our lives, to promote health and wellbeing at a national and local level.

What will you learn?

  • The context of loneliness – who gets lonely? How many people does it affect across the country? How does it affect people’s health and wellbeing?
  • The impact that social prescribing can have on loneliness and how it can change lives.
  • We’ll hear from some great projects around the country who are working hard to reduce loneliness in their areas through social prescribing.
  • You’ll get some top tips to help relieve loneliness in your community.

Find out more and register here.

FREE Digital Marketing Crash Course for LBHF Businesses

Due to popular demand our free digital marketing workshops have returned! With the Covid-19 national lockdown requiring many businesses to close, Hammersmith & Fulham Council is helping local businesses to boost their online presence asas the nation emerges from the latest Covid-19 lockdown. The virtual workshops will be delivered by Samer Bata from the Knowledge Acedemy to give business owners the essential digital skills they need to promote their business online.

Who can attend?

The training is open to all businesses in H&F and local residents looking to start a new business.

What will I learn in the workshops?

The workshops will focus on –

  • Building simple and effective marketing strategies
  • Mobile marketing platforms
  • Social Media
  • Email Marketing
  • Search Engine Marketing

When will the workshops begin?

There are five separate course dates to choose from with each course consisting of two sessions (each session lasts three hours and will take place via Zoom). Each course is open to 30 people. The time and dates are:

Course 1 : 26 and 27 April 2021, 6pm to 9pm

Course 2 : 3 and 4 May 2021 , 6pm to 9pm

Course 3: 10 and 11 May 2021, 6pm to 9pm

Course 4 : 17 and 18 May 2021, 6pm to 9pm

Course 5 : 24 and 25 May 2021, 6pm to 9pm

Please note, the content for each course is the same so please do not sign up for more than one course. For more information, please contact Sam Ridley at sam.ridley@lbhf.gov.uk.

SASH is proud to announce our Crafternoons

Like to up your sewing game? Longing for a company of like-minded folk? Fancy an afternoon of crafting, sharing and discovery?

Crafternoons is a safe space for you to explore the topics of mental and physical wellbeing whilst getting your creative juices flowing and picking up some crafting skills.

In our first Crafternoon session of 2021 you will learn how to make a face mask and our guest speaker will share their life experience and a word on building your resilience.

Our Crafternoons are designed for complete novices but improvers and those with advanced crafting skills are guaranteed to have fun too.

We will have two Friday sessions in April–chose the time that works best for you:
Fri, 23 April; 2pm-4pm Please register by 15 April or
Fri, 30 April; 6pm-8pm Please register by 22 April

All materials will be provided. All you will need is your wonderful self and an Internet connection.

To book your tickets please visit our Eventbrite page here

📣 Last chance to sign up for our FREE International Women’s Month Festival!

The Ubele’s Young Emerging Leaders Collective is bringing you a jam packed online festival with practical workshops, talks and panel events exploring pertinent issues and experiences faced by Black and Minortised Women.

The sessions will cover a variety of topics ranging from Digital Activism to Women’s Health. Our headline event is an intergenerational panel event exploring the role of Women in social activism.
A great way to finish off March!

STILL TIME TO REGISTER – IT’S FREE, CLICK HERE.

1 Day Online Training for Small Charities

The FSI is launching their next round of online training for March! All of FSI training until march will receive 100% of the training deposits refunded! So don’t miss out!

You can choose from 5 interactive full and half day webinars to help you upskill and support the future of your charity at the comfort of your own desk.

Date: 10th March 2021         Time: 9:45 – 16.30 (registration 09.15 – 09:45)

Click here for more information or to book now.