NEWSLETTER TUESDAY 19th January

Covid Keep in Contact Project – can you help us connect with women across Bristol?  

Dear Members,  

It’s a difficult time for so many at the moment as we are locked down in more wintery conditions but as the evenings start to get lighter and the vaccine is rolled out there are glimpses of a brighter future ahead.  To help reduce women’s isolation during the third lockdown, Bristol Women’s Voice is launching a new project to keep us connected.  

With the Covid Keep in Contact Project, we hope to create safe virtual spaces for women to communicate, share health and well-being information, articulate their needs and facilitate access to support where this is possible.    

We are looking for Volunteers to help us connect women across the city.  

In the next two weeks, we want to recruit ‘Bubble Coordinators’  to set up and administer WhatsApp (or similar) contact bubbles of between three to 12 women.  

Bubble Coordinators will need to attend a two-hour online training session with Bristol Women’s Voice and monthly check-in meetings. We will also be in regular contact to offer support throughout the project period.  Bubble Coordinators will need to be able to commit to between one and three hours a week.  

You can find more information about what’s involved and a form to register to be a Bubble Leader. If you don’t want to be a Bubble Coordinator but feel you could benefit from being part of a bubble, please let us know by filling in the registration form with your details and stating you want to take part only.  

We hope to hear from you soon!  

In sisterhood. 

The BWV Team.  

 

WORKSHOP BWV and Changes Bristol 

Are you concerned about maintaining positive mental health or want to be able to help others who are struggling? Join our workshop. We will look at spotting the signs of burnout, what can drain us and what can help us cope. 

 Don´t miss out on the next FREE Workshop: Recognising the Signs and Busting the Stigma. Around Women’s Mental Health. Bristol Women’s Voice and Changes Bristol are hosting another FREE online workshop on women’s mental health:  Thursday 21st January 5-6 pm 

 Book your place here -  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/recognising-the-signs-and-busting-the-stigma-around-womens-mental-health-tickets-132430746929  

 

WORKSHOP: Cass Bristol 

Community Access Support Service (CASS) and Independent Mental Health Network (IMHN) invite you to join a focus group specifically for people of Black, Asian and other minority ethnic (BAME) origins to share your experiences and knowledge to help shape future suicide bereavement support in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. 

 Have your say on how services are being run and what you think the priority areas of focus should be. More info here: https://buff.ly/2XvOaSw 

 Monday 25 January 2021 13:00 – 15:00 – Focus group on bereavement support and children/young people.  

 

Free Courses from WEA Bristol.   

WEA Bristol are offering free courses in: health and wellbeing, English, maths, community interpreting, schools and parenting, ICT, employability, arts and crafts and many more. We also offer ESOL courses (English for Speakers of Other Languages)in reading, writing, speaking and listening to those receiving benefits, and/or living in households earning less than £20, 000 per annum. 

 Information about all of the face to face and online courses can be found here: https://www.wea.org.uk/south-west/featured-courses/Bristol 

 

Wales & West Women’s Empowerment Conference 2021 

CHALLENGE TOGETHER STRONGER TOGETHER 

The Wales and West Women’s Empowerment Conference 2021 is being run on International Women’s Day 2021 to celebrate and champion women across Wales and the West of England. By challenging together, women are stronger. We want to hear about inspirational women from across the regions to celebrate and highlight their successes and inspire future women to follow in their footsteps. 

So if you know anybody who you believe deserves to be recognised, please click here to visit the website and find our simple nomination form.  

https://reachplcevents.com/events/west/ww-womens-empowerment-conference-2021/ 

The deadline for entries is Wednesday, 3rd February 2021.