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...

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...

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.

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,...

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...

Local Hospice to Host Virtual Memorial Service in Birmingham

Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice is warmly inviting relatives, friends and care workers to come together online to remember those who have died during the Covid-19 pandemic in the city’s care homes. With national guidelines leading...

Outstanding – The Impact of The Erdington C-19 Taskforce

Erdington MP Hails the 'local heroes' keeping residents and communities safe during the COVID19 pandemic. The Erdington COVID19 Taskforce, established in April, has raised almost £400,000 to support the district’s vulnerable residents. As of the 18th...

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.

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...