Covid-19: A simple guide to help charities and community groups harness digital tools

A toolkit for grassroots community groups needing to move their work into the digital realm for the first time. By Phoebe Tickell - https://medium.com/@phoebetickell In a time when self-isolation and “social distancing” is becoming the...

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...

A community in lockdown – local theatre move rehearsals online

How Birmingham based InteGreat Theatre are maintaining togetherness in these challenging times Loneliness and isolation are increasingly challenging for people while our country is in lock-down. Is there a solution? Well, there is one word...

Living Through Loss

Sonia Moore, an experienced grief counsellor shares a few tried and trusted techniques for dealing with the pain of loss, to focus on living through the experience and reaching a new normal.

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,...

Thomas Franks provides Big Feed food boost to #BrumTogether campaign

#BrumTogether, which is working to provide the city’s vulnerable residents with essential services and supplies, has been given a helping hand by kind-hearted caterer, Thomas Franks.

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.

Saying thanks to Crisis volunteers in Birmingham

Crisis is a national charity for homeless people. Crisis both helps people directly out of homelessness as well as campaigning for the changes needed to solve it. Ann-Marie Snelson, Volunteer Coordinator at Crisis Skylight Birmingham...

Local hospice set for phased reopening of its charity shops – starting next week

Following the Government’s announcement that more shops are permitted to open as lockdown restrictions ease, Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice has announced that it will reopen a limited number of its shops from Tuesday 7...

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...