Preventing Suicide: Saving Lives

Preventing Suicide: Saving Lives

Tuesday 25th April 2017 2-5pm St Edmund Hall, Oxford OX1 4AR

Suicide Crisis (registered charity) in conjunction with St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford.

The charity runs a Suicide Crisis Centre in neighbouring Gloucestershire which is receiving national attention because of its zero suicide record. There has never been a suicide of a client under their care.

At this free event on the afternoon of 25th April they will explain how they work with clients to ensure their survival.  Booking is essential

It’s a chance to find out more about what can help a person who is at risk of suicide.

They are also interested in exploring whether a similar Suicide Crisis Centre would be viable in Oxfordshire.

For more information about the charity: www.suicidecrisis.co.uk

For further details or to reserve a place please contact Joy at contact@suicidecrisis.co.uk

Suicide Crisis is a registered charity (charity no. 1170444) and a limited company (no. 8326320)

Start a Conversation: Oxfordshire Loneliness Summit May 12th 2017

 
Start a Conversation: Oxfordshire Loneliness Summit May 12th 2017
 
10.00 – 2.00 (lunch 1.00 – 2.00) in the King’s Centre, Oxford.
 
Nicola Blackwood, MP, will chair an Oxfordshire Loneliness Summit on Friday May 12thThe aim of the summit is to focus attention on the evidence around loneliness and the avenues out of loneliness, spotlighting good practice locally, generating ideas about what more can be done and pledging to make a difference.
 
Speakers include Paul Cann, Campaign to End Loneliness (and formerly CEO of Age UK Oxfordshire) and Hannah Pearce, Head of External Affairs, Age UK and local partners.   
 
Age UK is proud to be one of the partners working with the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness and the summit is being organised by Age UK Oxfordshire, one of four national events to mark the Commission’s spotlight on older people work.
 
For more information or to register for this event, please email: ruthswift@ageukoxfordshire.org.uk

Musical Fundraiser for Donnington Doorstep

Musical Fundraiser for Donnington Doorstep Drop-In Donnington Community Centre, Townsend Square OX4 4BB

Saturday 8th April 2pm to 10pm

Music, food, drink, raffle, children’s activities. There is a brilliant line-up of local musicians including: Nick Cope (around 4pm), Osprey, The String Project, Country For Old Men, Delnavaz, Beard Of Destiny, Mark Atherton and Friends, The Jesters, Elena Harris and Franklin’s Tower.

The event is free but we will be asking for donations towards our campaign to keep Doorstep’s Family Drop-in open for the community.

Food will be on sale from 4pm. Home-cooked Doorstep veggie dishes with all proceeds going to the charity.

I hope you can make it along to support this great event.

 
Beth

Beth Knighton

Charity Director

Can you help support our work? Become a Doorstep Champion today!

Donnington Doorstep Family Centre

Townsend Square, Donnington Bridge Road

Oxford OX4 4BB

T: 01865 727 721

M: 07584 598 434

W: www.donnington-doorstep.org.uk

F: DonningtonDoorstepFamilyCentre

T:@DonDoorstep

Preventing Suicide: Saving Lives

Preventing Suicide: Saving Lives

Tuesday 25th April 2017 2-5pm St Edmund Hall, Oxford OX1 4AR

Suicide Crisis (registered charity) in conjunction with St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford.

The charity runs a Suicide Crisis Centre in neighbouring Gloucestershire which is receiving national attention because of its zero suicide record. There has never been a suicide of a client under their care.

At this free event on the afternoon of 25th April they will explain how they work with clients to ensure their survival.  Booking is essential

It’s a chance to find out more about what can help a person who is at risk of suicide.

They are also interested in exploring whether a similar Suicide Crisis Centre would be viable in Oxfordshire.

For more information about the charity: www.suicidecrisis.co.uk

For further details or to reserve a place please contact Joy at contact@suicidecrisis.co.uk

Suicide Crisis is a registered charity (charity no. 1170444) and a limited company (no. 8326320)

Learning for Wellbeing – Develop your confidence & self-esteem through event planning & teamwork

Learning for Wellbeing

* Do you lack confidence? Would you like to boost your self-esteem?

* Would you like to take part in a research project looking at the impact of learning on mental health?

Our FREE course could help to improve your mental health & wellbeing:

Develop your confidence & self-esteem through event planning & teamwork

Sometimes we become unsure of ourselves in a social setting. In a friendly and relaxed environment, this short course intends to look at your strengths and weaknesses as a fundamental resource, then combine them with others’ unique resources to plan, organize and deliver a small event. The process of organizing an event can be challenging but the sense of achieving this through team work is very rewarding indeed and helps to build confidence and self-esteem. Come along and join us.

Tuesday 18/04 – 30/05 (one introductory session plus 6 further sessions) 1.30 – 4.00pm

Oxford Adult Learning, Cowley, The Union,

Collins St, OX41EE

Oxfordshire Adult Learning (OAL) is delivering a programme of courses called Learning for Wellbeing aimed at people 19+ in Oxfordshire with mild to moderate mental health difficulties (such as low mood, low confidence, low self-esteem, stress, anxiety and depression). The courses are specifically designed to help participants better manage the mental health symptoms that they experience. All eligible participants on this project will have access to one to one discussions with a guidance worker, one FREE course and optional refresher sessions after the course has ended. You will also be asked to consent to share your data with the project and the external evaluators.

How can I find out more? Contact Julie Bennett, Project Manager on Julie.bennett@abingdon-witney.ac.uk or call 01235 216322 or mob 07771946132

Learning for Wellbeing – Lift your mood through running

Learning for Wellbeing

  • Do you experience low mood?
  • Would you like to see how exercise can lift the mood?
  • Would you like to take part in a research project looking at the impact of learning on mental health?

Our FREE course could help to improve your mental health & wellbeing:

Lift your mood through running

A short course for people with no or little running experience or for those who have not run for a long time.  This course will take place half in the classroom and half outdoors at a nearby parkIn a relaxed, friendly and supportive environment, we will share experiences and strategies within this area and others to help us better self-manage life’s challenges. We will gradually develop from walking to doing some sustained running outdoors and see how exercise and activity really can lift the mood and help us to relax. We will learn about running related matters such as how to warm up safely and how to stretch safely and how physical activity can enhance your health and wellbeing.

Friday 28/04 – 02/06  (6 sessions)  10.00am – 12.30pm

Oxford Adult Learning, Cowley, The Union,

Collins St, OX41EE

Oxfordshire Adult Learning (OAL) is delivering a programme of courses called Learning for Wellbeing aimed at people 19+ in Oxfordshire with mild to moderate mental health difficulties (such as low mood, low confidence, low self-esteem, stress, anxiety and depression). The courses are specifically designed to help participants better manage the mental health symptoms that they experience. All eligible participants on this project will have access to one to one discussions with a guidance worker, one FREE course and optional refresher sessions after the course has ended.  You will also be asked to consent to share your data with the project and the external evaluators.

How can I find out more?   Contact Julie Bennett, Project Manager on Julie.bennett@abingdon-witney.ac.uk or call 01235 216322 or mob 07771946132

City Funding Fair – Filling up fast

City Funding Fair

We are delighted to announce a City Funding Fair.  This will take place on Tuesday 28th March 2017 from 11.00am to 2.00pm at The Asian Cultural Centre, Manzil Way, Cowley Oxford, OX4 1GH.  This event is aimed at voluntary and community organisations and groups who work across, or deliver services in the City.

This free one day event is organised jointly by OCVA and Oxford City Council and will give you the opportunity to:

  • Meet funders and other support organisations
  • Carry out funding searches and
  • Receive funding advice.

Tea and Coffee will be provided

Please note the event is filling up fast, so don’t delay registering.
To register please go to https://ocva.org.uk/oxford-city-funding-fair-2017/

Come with an idea of the kind of your funding requirements. 

South & Vale VCS Forum 2017: Registration closes on 7th March

Invitation

We are delighted to announce this years’ South and Vale Voluntary and Community Sector Forum is taking place on Wednesday 15 March 2017 from 9.15am to 4.15pm at Cornerstone Arts Centre, 25 Station Road, Didcot, OX11 7NE. This event is aimed at voluntary and community organisations and groups who work across South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse.  Registration will close at midnight on Tuesday 7th March.

This free one day event is organised jointly by South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils and OCVA (Oxfordshire Community and Voluntary Action).  The aim of the forum is to bring people together from across the districts to learn from each other about best practice and to find out what is happening in the sector.  You can hear updates from the Leaders at South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils and there will be senior OCVA and Oxfordshire County Council representatives. Our key note speakers include a business and voluntary sector specialist who will talk to us about working better together to save money, and a charity director who will give some useful tips for how to get the best out of your volunteers. You will have the opportunity to participate in a facilitated information session to talk with us and with other delegates about the issues that are affecting your organisation and to share some ideas and good practice.

During the facilitated information session you will have time to meet other delegates and there will be other networking opportunities throughout the day during the scheduled breaks and during registration.  Over the lunch period we are running a funding and information fair so you can speak with a range of large and small local and national funders to find out about funding opportunities and tips for applying, and learn more about the sector.  A free lunch and refreshments are provided throughout the event.

Part of the day will be dedicated to a series of training sessions following up on some of the mornings’ themes, volunteering and working together.  Delegates are invited to participate in two training sessions of their choice that will challenge thinking and provide practical information and techniques to some key areas of your work and help strengthen your organisation.

Although this is a free event we do need you to reserve your place to secure your two training sessions.  To register please visit the following link which will provide details of the full programme,

https://ocva.org.uk/?s=south+and+vale+forum.

You can register up to three people from your organisation, as space at the event is limited and we want to encourage as many organisations as possible to attend.

There are good public transport links to Cornerstone Arts Centre either by bus or train. If you are driving to the event please refer to https://www.cornerstone-arts.org/directions-and-maps for details on where you can secure long term parking. Please allow enough time for your journey and to find parking and get to the venue.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us using the subject heading ‘South and Vale VCS Forum’ and email training@ocva.org.uk or call 01865 251946.

We hope you will be able to join us for what should be an informative, thought provoking and interesting day.

On behalf of OCVA, South Oxfordshire District Council and Vale of White Horse District Council,

OCVA

Invitation: Rural Oxfordshire Network (RON) – 5th April 2017

You are invited toInvitation: Rural Oxfordshire Network (RON) the launch event of the Rural Oxfordshire Network (RON).  This new networking forum is for those living and working in rural Oxfordshire. The event is organised by OCVA and partners including Community First Oxfordshire, the Diocese of Oxford, Volunteer Link Up and the Oxfordshire Association of Local Councils.  It will focus on rural crime and community resilience.

The event will be chaired by Julian Cooper

Julian is a trustee of Community First Oxfordshire and has served on Oxfordshire County Council (2001-2005), West Oxfordshire District Council (1986-2006 then 2010 till the present day) and Woodstock Town Council (since 1984). He has been Chairman of West Oxfordshire Planning Committee, Vice-Chairman of the County Council Planning Committee and Mayor of Woodstock, three times.  He is currently the English Vice Chairman of the Local Authority World Heritage Forum and has served on the South East Regional Planning Conference and Oxfordshire Community Health Council.  He is also Chairman of Woodstock Youth Club.  Julian works as a life assurance salesman.

When: Wednesday 5th April – 9.45 – 12.30

Where: Cassington Village Hall, The Green, Cassington OX29 4AX

Cost: £5.00 to cover expenses

Who should attend?
Anyone who is interested in rural affairs whether they are residents, land-owners or run or work for a rural business or organisation.

Register:
Please visit https://ocva.org.uk/rural-oxfordshire-network-ron/ or email Gillian.warson@ocva.org.uk

Timetable
9.30 – coffee
10.00 – 10.05 – Introduction and welcomes from OCVA
10.05 – 10.30 – Key-note speech: Julian Cooper
10.30 – 11.30 – Superintendent Kath Lowe (Local Police Area Commander for Cherwell and West Oxfordshire) & Michelle Miller (Community Relations Officer and Crime Reduction Adviser): A presentation around rural crime and community resilience.
11.30 – 11.45 – Break
11.45 – 12.00 – Where next for the Rural Oxfordshire Network including input from OCVA and Community First Oxfordshire
12.00 – 12.30 – Facilitated discussion lead by OCVA.
12.30 – onwards – networking lunch (BYO)

Cost: £5.00 to cover expenses