Category Archive : Bright Ideas

Monday Meeting – Dan


Hello all! This Monday Meeting is with Dan, who was the person that kept you up dated on the website with everything that was going off at Bright Ideas. However he has now left us to pursue his dreams. He was a key member of the team and we are all missing him already! We all hope he continues to create new Bright Ideas! He gave us a few last words before he left for the Monday Meeting.

Click here to read the interview

Get On Up CARS

I Don’t Do Computers…

A course for Champions who want to learn how to use a computer.
We will learn basic computer skills and how to use a computer to
feedback to and influence mental health and wellbeing services in
By attending this course you will be able to:
• send and receive emails with attachments
• produce a letter to a local service, councillor or MP
• search the internet for services
• use the Patient Opinion website and other websites to
feed back your views
Tony, the WEA tutor, Support Champions and members of the
Champions’ Community Troupe will support you to achieve your goals.
If you do have computer skills but want to improve them, please feel
free to join us. There is something for everyone.

Begins on Thursday 5th May 2011 1-3pm.
Every Thursday for 6 weeks.
Sycamore Millennium Centre, 31 Hungerhill Road, Nottingham NG3 4NB

I Don’t Do Computers leaflet (pdf 369kb)

Emergency Appointment

The photos and Powerpoint presentation are now available in our new ‘Events’ section.

Click here for the Emergency Appointment page.

Emergency Appointment – next week!

We are entering a new world where GP Consortia will be in charge of multi-billion pound budgets and will buy in services on our communities’ behalf. The BME sector across the East Midlands needs to gear itself up for the new commissioning environment.  It’s time to book your emergency appointment with the people in the know. This event will provide you with the crucial information that you will need to survive and thrive in the emerging new world.

Thursday 14th April, 2-5pm

The Indian Community Centre

For more information, download the files below, including the flier, schedule for the day and the booking form.

Emergency Appointment final public flier (pdf 53kb)

Emeregency Appointment programme (PDF, 37kb)

Emergency Appointment Booking Form (MS Word 430kb)


This event is being run by The African Caribbean & Asian Forum Nottingham, Nottingham Equal and Bright Ideas Nottingham in partnership with East Midlands Strategic Health Authority and NHS Nottingham City. The event is supported by The African and Caribbean Health Network, Awaaz, ARRIVAL, Indian Community Association, PATRA incorporating ACDA and BME Cancer Communities.

Photos from Take Part in East Midlands Libraries

Photos from the event now on Flickr.


New Comments

Lisa with Nigel Cooke at ‘An Audience with John Bercow’.

Two new comments on the ‘What people have said’ page.

“It was great to hear some tips from the Speaker about how to engage with Parliament. Sometimes it’s easy to feel quite removed from Westminster but after listening to John Bercow I now feel that we all have a responsibility to be lobbying our MPs and trying to work with select committees to share the knowledge from within our communities.”

Nigel Cooke – Chief Executive, One Nottingham

“I would like to thank the Champions for their work in helping NHS Nottingham City to engage with people who have used mental health services and for helping to shape future services. The Champions have been involved in several projects including the review of third sector services, the development of quality indicators in service specifications and in the mental health Joint Strategic Needs Assessment. I look forward to working with them on future projects to ensure that the services we commission are of a high quality and meet the needs of our citizens.”

Charlotte Wilcockson – Commissioning Manager, Mental Health & Learning Disabilities, NHS Nottingham City

Be Inspired photos

Now on Flickr, photos from the Be Inspired event, celebrating our volunteers.

Today’s Evening Post

Today’s Evening Post has a report on An Audience with John Bercow from yesterday.  Click on the image to see more or go to the This is Nottingham website here to read the article on a webpage.


An Audience with John Bercow

Thanks to all who came to the event today, it was a fantastic success.  Mr Speaker was brilliant, we very much enjoyed his short talk about Government and his patience in answering questions, at times with some good anecdotes.  For more information about what happened at the event, please head over to the blog site where there are summaries that were written during the event.