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International Suicide Prevention Day 10th September – Resources

Youth mental Health day 07th of September. International Suicide Prevention Day 10th Of September. The mental health of our families, colleagues and participants is vitally important and this has since been compounded by the recent pandemic. So, it is essential we recognise these important dates and we all talk...

Green Angels: Courses and Events at Hassall Green Nature Reserve

COURSES Wetland Creation Course, starting Tuesday 6th October ·         Delivered by Cheshire Wildlife Trust over four weeks, trainees will learn about Wetland ecology, and will design and create at least two ponds at Hassall Green, leaving a permanent wetland feature on the site for wildlife. Habitat Creation Workshop, Thursday 8th October ·         Half-day workshop giving...

Green Angels: Environmental Education Courses

(See bottom of post for booking instructions) Environmental Education Course Wednesdays from 23rd July – 20th August 2020 Delivered by the Land Trust’s in-house forest school practitioner and Green Angels Project Manager, this course is a perfect opportunity to learn about providing environmental education experiences for young people outdoors. This course...

Volunteer Week – some opportunities for you

As we all know this week is volunteer week, and Connecting Choices has always been one to promote volunteering opportunities not only as they look amazing on a participants CV but because of enormous feeling of doing something good that we get from volunteering and helping other people. Add...

Online and paper based training/learning opportunities

The Pathways Group are currently offering a number of training courses that may suit some of the Connecting Choices BBO participants, Most of the training is online but Pathways are also offering paperbased learning and will drop off the resources to the learner’s address. Here are the courses that...

Staying Safe from Suicidal Thoughts

Everyone is feeling under pressure at the moment and, for some of us, those pressures can seem unbearable and be overwhelming. Its not always easy to talk to someone who can help you immediately This wonderful resource from 4 Mental Health is something that you may wish to look...

Free Online Digital Skills Training for everyone

A new online learning platform to help boost the nation’s skills while people are staying at home, has been launched today (28 April 2020). Free courses are available through the new online platform hosted on the gov.uk website, called the Skills Toolkit, link included below: https://theskillstoolkit.campaign.gov.uk/ (link is external)...

What is Ramadan?

Ramadan started last Saturday 25th April for most muslims in the UK. This very helpful document by Shaw Trust/Ixion will give you a good idea of what Ramadan means and some excellent advice in how to participate in 2020, a year when the normal has to be cast aside...

Domestic Violence – Helplines

If you, or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence and you are not sure how to get help these numbers are the ones you need in Stoke and Staffordshire : Staffordshire County Council released contact details for domestic abuse helplines. These being: New Era – 0300 303 3778...