We are now half-way through Mental Health Awareness Week, we are today launching our new Comic Relief Small Grants Scheme themed on mental wellbeing and kindness.
We want to promote a unique ‘Thank-you Campaign’ during Volunteers Week 1-7 June, as we capture, share and thank people for the millions of acts of kindness. We have a new limited addition ‘Volunteering is my bag’ designed by Bagsy, with a celebrity to front our campaign. Do you want to get involved? Please get in touch.
Thanks to Comic Relief we can offer Mental Health and Kindness Small Grants of between £500 and £2,000 to community and voluntary groups in RCT. This revenue grant can include small capital items. You will need to have a constitution and bank account in the group’s name with 2 signatories that are unrelated (please get in touch if you do not, as we can offer small Interlink grants to more informal groups). The main theme of these grants are kindness and supporting people with their mental wellbeing through Covid-19. We want to support projects that also contribute to the main themes of Comic Relief – children, safety and gender justice, as well as also covering mental health. For an application. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01443 846200.
COPING COMMUNITY – MENTAL HEALTH MESSAGE
It is worth watching this whether you live near to Canolfan Pentre or not. See how Lisa is supporting the local community during Mental Health Awareness (as Lisa says, every week is Mental Health Awareness Week) week and promoting what mental health support is currently available. Please Visit Here
5 WAYS TO WELLBEING WITH INTERLINKS WELLBEING TEAM
Interlink’s Wellbeing Team are half-way through their 5 day challenges, please visit Interlink 5 Ways to Wellbeing on Facebook to keep up to date. We have exceeded our initial £1,000 target! Thank-you. Every little bit helps!JOIN THE CAMPAIGN
PREPARING FOR DIFFERENT FUTURES: BUILDING ON THE COMMUNITY RESPONSE AND VOLUNTEERING
WCVA is doing a series of events focused on gaining a better understanding of how communities and voluntary organisations have responded to the COVID-19 crisis to date, what we have learnt, and what the implications might be for the future. Our second event, Preparing for different futures: building on the community response and volunteering, will take place on Thursday 21 May from 12pm to 1pm on Teams. Book Here
IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON MENTAL HEALTH
A simple way you can help is through completing our local survey to understand the ‘Impact of Covid-19 on Mental Health and Wellbeing’ on residents across Cwm Taf Morgannwg – linked to the Our Voice Matters Campaign Click to Complete the Survey
I hope you are all keeping yourselves well and the good weather continues through to the bank holiday. Let’s spare a thought and thank the kindness shown by so many friends, families, carers and neighbours that are some people’s only contact with the outside world and helping them to keep their spirits up.
Keep safe and keep well.