By popular demand, we’re repeating our ‘Introduction to Youth Mentoring’ short course in October, for volunteers helping out with children and young people.
We have a limited number of spaces available for the free course, taking place on the mornings of October 6 and 7.
Delivered online by Mentoring West Midlands, the course covers a variety of useful, thought-provoking subjects from safeguarding to starting conversations with ‘troubled’ youngsters.
Participants on a previous course said:
• It was great, I learned a lot
• Useful, interesting and very respectful
• Brilliant trainer, very insightful
• Thank you – it was informative and there was a lot to take in. I’ve actually realised how serious mentoring is, and it’s helped joined the dots with the work I do.
• I can totally see now how I use this as a volunteer.
• The topics were very relevant
For more details and to register an interest please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Giving World help charities get the goods they need to the people that need them. They redirect business end-of-line surplus and discontinued stock, to the most deprived communities in the UK.
Giving World have a wide range of products available to support your beneficiaries, including clothing, toiletries, baby products, toys, bedding, kitchen equipment and other household items, books, crafts and ambient foods.
The website is regularly updated with new stock so register here (no charge), to receive stock updates and access goods as and when you need them.
Goods can be collected directly from Giving World, or delivery can be arrange at cost – you will only pay for transport.
If you would like more information, please call the charity on 0116 251 6205 between 9.30 am – 4 pm Monday to Thursday and 9.30 am – 12.30 pm on Friday.
You can also send an email to email@example.com.
Aone Training, a Shrewsbury based training provider which work with people all over the UK, are offering free courses to benefit Birmingham, Sandwell and Wolverhampton.
Aone Training have secured a pot of funding to support anyone aged 19-23 to give a fully funded accredited Level 3 qualification in business administration or customer services. This is to support local businesses to recover from the pandemic and also to support people to develop their skills and careers, to sustain long term employment and increase performance.
The funding is available for the next six weeks only, so nominations and enrolments need to be completed as soon as possible.
If you wish to take advantage of the training, please register your interest on the website and complete the attached nomination form. Alternatively, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org who will be happy to help.
The Fab Lab at Sandwell College is currently offering free loan of amazing 360° cameras, along with support to help you make your own virtual tours and videos of your organisation. The package is completely free and is open to groups and charitable organisations in the West Midlands until the end of July.
Fab Lab says it’s a great way to showcase your space online in a really immersive way to potential newcomers and supporters, particularly at the moment if you are unable to host face-to-face visits.
Fab Lab assistants will help you film your interactive videos, which can be watched on YouTube via a computer or smartphone. Fab Lab may also be able to help you with editing your videos, depending on your requirements.
For more information, please contact email@example.com
To see one of the 360 films check out a tour of the Dorothy Parkes allotment, click here.
Did you Know that Sandwell African Caribbean Mental Health Foundation have two new, free, support services, to help improve the lives of African and Caribbean people affected by mental health illness in and around Sandwell?
Virtual Counselling Service
• For one to one counselling or counselling enquiries
• Clients must be 16 or over
• Experiencing or recovering from emotional ill health
• Of African, Caribbean or Black Dual Heritage
Support Connect Helpline
• A free phone helpline – 0800 118 4058
• Open Wednesdays and Thursdays, 3 pm to 5 pm.
These services are available to people living in Sandwell and West Birmingham and are strictly confidential.
During the pandemic Citizens Advice centres across the West Midlands have moved to mobile working. Making sure that people still have access to vital advice.
The Sandwell and Walsall organisations have recently merged. Their latest initiative is Cassie a mobile van which travels across their region offering face to face advice often to vulnerable clients.
Read the full report at Birmingham Local TV
Kaleidoscope now have three separate cohort sessions with complimentary spaces available on their PLUS programme.
The Positive Lives Using Skills programme is Kaleidoscope’s own emotional health and wellbeing psycho-education programme. Each cohort consists of 10 workshops, currently delivered online due to Covid-19. The programme supports people with their personal wellbeing and includes managing stress and anxiety, low mood and depression, sleep and relaxation, self-esteem building and more.
The sessions are available to Sandwell residents and will run from early April to mid June, 10.30 am -12.30 pm.
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 6th April to 6th May 2021
Fridays: 9th April to 11th June 2021
Mondays and Wednesdays: 10th May to 14th June
If you have a question or would like to book a place, please contact the Training Team on Training@kaleidoscopeplus.org.uk