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The October Forum included a item around Brexit. This looked at the current general advice and guidance as well as an update on Brexit Planning from Somerset County Council. Presentations: Preparing for Brexit – Office for Civil Society SCC Brexit VCSE Forum 9th Oct 2019 – Somerset County Council The following website provides useful checklists…

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Every Mind Matters is the first national NHS mental health campaign for over 18 year olds. The campaign includes self-help and helping to support others. It focuses on anxiety, low mood, stress and poor sleep. The website includes all sorts of helpful resources to look at. Visit the website here.

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The latest edition of the Somerset Safeguarding Children Partnership newsletter is now available. This edition includes: An overview of recent changes to the Early Help Assessment A brief overview of ongoing work to refresh the Effective Support for Children and Families in Somerset document the development of a new document called Effective Support for Children…

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Networking & Events

Spark Somerset is running a training session on writing successful funding applications. This half day workshop will include practical advice on finding and applying for funding, tips to give your application the best chance of success, plus a free funding search for each attendee. It’s taking place from 1:30pm to 4:30pm in Taunton on Wednesday…

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Popular charity leaders’ networking event, The Good Lunch, returns in October. As usual, there will be a rotating table place to ensure that attendees can have useful conversations with as many people as possible. The guest speaker will be Bill Sivewright, Chief Executive at Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance. Bill will give a talk on…

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Bookings are now open for the next Somerset Mental Health Stakeholder Engagement Forum. The forum is keen to hear from a wide range of people with an interest in local mental health services. VCSE staff, volunteers and services users are all welcome. The theme for the meeting is ‘where can I access support when in…

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