Bright Ideas are currently looking for someone passionate about theatre and communities to come and join the team.
Champions of Change will be at a consultation meeting today as part of NHS Nottingham City’s Review of Mental Health Services. Key stakeholders, such as people who use mental health services, their carers, service providers and healthcare partners have been invited to on discuss proposals for future service delivery. Once agreed these services will be tendered late 2010 and will take effect 1st April 2011.
Clich here for the NHS Nottingham City page describing the review.
New pics on the Flickr – we took the toilets down to Nottingham Pride this weekend where they spent a lot of time meeting new friends. Take a little look at what they got up to, show us yours and then take a look at why we are doing this on the Lets Get to the Bottom of Things page.
Amaya has been with us for a little while now, but is off to study her masters in Maastricht. She started as a volunteer but later worked with us.
Amaya, you have been a fantastic member of the team, your hard working nature has been invaluable to us, and there is now a you shaped hole in the office! Thank you for all your hard work, smiles and laughs; we wish you all the best in the future and hope to see you soon!
On the 9th July 2010 BME Cancer Communities are organizing and hosting an event in Nottingham called “Too Quiet, Too Long” to encourage increased awareness and early detection of cancer featuring Des Coleman as special guest. The event is part of ethnic minority cancer awareness week.
Cancer affects everyone; however, we know that some ethnic groups are more at risk of certain cancers than others. For example African-Caribbean men are three times more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer than white men, mouth cancer is more common among South Asian communities and liver cancer is higher among Bangladeshi and Chinese communities. In addition to this, awareness of cancer and uptake of some cancer services is lower in ethnic minority communities. All this can result in poorer survival for ethnic minorities. By supporting and taking part in Ethnic Minority Cancer Awareness Week you will be working to raise awareness of cancer in your own community and empowering individuals to take up the services available to them. For more information visit the EMCAW web site.
“Too Quiet, Too Long” will be at Nottingham CVS (7 Mansfield Road, NG1 3FB) from 1 till 3 pm and is open to the public. It is supported by the African Caribbean Health Network and Bright Ideas Nottingham. Click here for a map.