Living Well UK launches mental health live chat

With social distancing and self-isolating now forming our new norm, so too are meetings over Zoom, hangouts on HouseParty, and FaceTime chats with family. However, whilst this provides us with ways to stay connected,...

Successful communications as a “remote” manager

This blog is for those of you in the charity sector that are now leading teams remotely. This is a big challenge for you, your staff and your organisation and can take its toll....

First Class Legacy and the First Class Foundation – responding to Covid-19

We are First Class Legacy; we specialise in Youth and Community engagement strategies and we deliver a number of services through Consultation and Consultancy, Training, Outreach and Events. Our charity, First Class Foundation, has...

Route 2 Wellbeing Birmingham portal: What has been happening so far…

Over the last 5 weeks, we have been working hard to capture and add services to the Route 2 Wellbeing Birmingham portal under the new COVID-19 Support Category, enabling citizens to find and access...

Hospice launches new bereavement service during Covid-19 crisis

Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice has launched a new telephone bereavement service, which will support grieving adults during the Covid-19 pandemic. The vital service will see experienced volunteers provide one-to-one support to individuals, creating a safe...

Young People Facing ‘Perfect Storm’ Fuelling Mental Ill-health

A social enterprise that delivers counselling services is offering free anger management courses as it predicts a rise in hidden mental health problems in lockdown. Citizen Coaching delivers 20,000 face to face counselling sessions a...

Erdington Taskforce Keeping Residents and Communities Safe

Since the start of April, member organisations of the Erdington COVID-19 Taskforce have mobilised an army of volunteers to support the district’s most vulnerable residents.

Six short audio films about End of Life and Dying issues from the Muslim...

Nadia Khan, who is a Consultant in Palliative Care at John Taylor Hospice, has collaborated with BIMA (British Islamic Medical Association) to create a set of 6 short audio films talking about End of...

Managing Yourself Remotely

With most of us working from home at the moment, Rob Legge, a leadership coach, shares a few tips to help us get the most out of a working day.

Hoping for the Best and Planning for the Worst

This article has been written jointly by Birmingham Hospices and BVSC’s PHB End of Life project. Sharon Hudson at St Mary’s Hospice is the lead for the piece, supported by Elizabeth Hancocks Deputy Director...