NEWSLETTER TUESDAY 4th May
Local elections Thursday 6 May 2021 to elect:
- the Mayor of Bristol
- all Bristol City Council Councillors
- the Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC)
- the Combined Authority Mayor for the West of England (WECA)
On 6 May 2021, residents of Bristol and the wider region will take to the polls to vote; Bristol Women’s Commission (a Mayoral commission) and Bristol Women’s Voice have worked closely with previous Mayors to tackle gender inequality in the city so we asked all candidates (Bristol Mayor, West of England Mayor and Police Crime Commissioner) what they would do to tackle gender inequality and keep women and girls in Bristol safe.
Check their responses here:
Bristol Mayor: https://www.bristolwomensvoice.org.uk/mayor-of-bristol-candidates-on-tackling-gender-inequality/
WECA Mayor: https://www.bristolwomensvoice.org.uk/west-of-england-mayor-candidates-on-tackling-gender-inequality/
Women’s Health Strategy: Call for Evidence.
The government is currently inviting evidence around improving healthcare for women in England.
Evidence gathered will help inform the new Women’s Health Strategy. As well as individual women, they are also encouraging people who live with and care for women, organizations with experience of providing services for women and those with an expertise in women’s health to share their experiences.
This consultation closes at 11:45pm on 13 June 2021
Mental Health Awareness Week
Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week will take place from 10-16 May 2021.
Our theme for Mental Health Awareness Week this year is nature. Spending quality time with nature can reduce stress, balance your mood and help you feel more positive. The important thing is to switch on your senses and really connect – whether that’s noticing nature on your daily jog or listening to the birds on your woodland walk.
Get involved! There are lots of ways that you can get involved in Mental Health Awareness Week: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week
Support #STEPUPMIGRANTWOMEN https://stepupmigrantwomen.org/
Lawrsuk have been campaigning to ensure the Bill does not leave any woman behind. Is a coalition of women’s organizations campaigning to make sure the Domestic Abuse Bill protects migrant women.
Step Up Migrant Women responds to clauses to the Domestic Abuse Bill on data-sharing:
One25 are currently advertising for 3 exciting new job opportunities:
Finance Manager (22 hours over 3-4 days per week)
Peony Coordinator (female, full time)
Drop-in Support Worker (Female, 30 hours over 4 days per week)
You can find full details on their website by following the links.
Support Team Assistant, One25
Direct line: 0117 909 4387
Mindset And Chronic Illness – How to Find Harmony by Katie Silverthorne
Sat, 15 May 2021 – 10:00 am.
4 simple steps I have used to master my mindset whilst living with Multiple Sclerosis that you can easily utilize for yourself.
Courage Clinic by Sister Courage
The Courage Clinic is a series of four weekly workshops run by Self Defense Instructor Imogen Thomas and Empowerment activist and psychologist Dr Jelena Nolan-Roll. Aimed at empowering women to feel more secure and fulfilled in their lives, we invite you to join us in a set of discussions exploring our own sense of self-reliance, power and courage, all of which can be learned skills.
Courage Clinic 3: Establishing Boundaries through Language – 6th May 6 pm
Courage Clinic 4: Take Your Space Back – 13th May 6 pm
Courage Clinic 5: Putting it all together – 20th May 6 pm
Workshop: Supporting someone you love with mental health challenges by ChangesBristol
10th May 6-7.30pm
This training will equip participants with the ability to spot the signs of mental distress in their friends and loved ones, avenues of support and preventative measures, as well as tips and support in taking care of yourself when you’re supporting another person.