Category Archive : Champions of Change

Champions of Change slideshow

Have a look at our short slideshow to show you what the Champions have been up to.

I Don’t Do Computers…

 Today we are nearing an end to our six week “I don’t do computers” course, Today is our last day and we aim to make it a joyous and beneficial one. We are pleased to say it has been a great success and we have recieved positive feedback from many Champions. We sincerely hope each and every one has learned something new and enjoyed this experience.

 The Question is, do you do computers now?

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)

Celebrating Volunteering

Tomorrow (Wednesday 30th March), Bright Ideas is joining with ACAF and 97.5 Kemet FM to celebrate our fantastic volunteers.

It is going to be an action-packed day, with volunteers showing us what they have been up to and displaying talents.  We will also be joined by the Helen and her team who are researching the history of the Hyson Green Flats, Ciaran Norris from Parliamentary Outreach and Steff Webber, the Community Programme Co-Ordinator from Nottingham City Council.

This is an invitation only event, however it is going to be broadcast live on 97.5 Kemet FM, so tune in and be part of the day!  The event starts at 10:30, with 97.5 Kemet FM broadcasting from the event until 1:00.

Champions do World Book Night

One of our fantastic Champions of Change was selected to give away copies of one of her favourite books during World Book Night. Verity chose ‘The Life of Pi’ by Yann Martel as her book and to have an event in Nottingham Central Library to give away copies of the book to other Champions.  This is a Flickr slideshow of some of the pictures from the evening (more to come!)

Champions’ News

Our first Champions’ Newsletter of 2011 is now online.  Download it on the Newsletter page here.

Here comes 2011…

All of us at Bright Ideas want to wish you all the best for a happy, productive and exciting 2011.  Keep in the groove!

A Bright Christmas to all…


How about that, a slot in the Evening Post.  Great exposure not just for Champions of Change, but for awareness of mental health in the city.

(you will have to click on the image to see it full sized.)

Hats Off!

Throwing hats at the end of the walk