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TRANSFORM: Mental Health & Wellbeing series with Brian Costello from Headstrong starting Wednesday 01 September 12pm-1.15pm. Please feel free to pass invitation to a colleague if that would be more appropriate.  
Places are limited to max 20 & FOC to attend for Chamber Members.  To reserve your place online simply contact Bob Grant email:  bgrant@renfrewshirechamber.com or Jill Carrino jcarrino@renfrewshirechamber.com

More info at https://www.renfrewshirechamber.com/event/transform-mental-health-wellbeing-10/
In the new operating environment Mental Health has been pushed to the front of many of our agendas.  Whether it be for our colleagues, for ourselves or, in many cases, both, it is imperative that business leaders understand the modern Mental Health landscape to create success.
The good news is that’s not as difficult as it may initially seem.
In these sessions HeadStrong’s Brian Costello will give us an insight into everyone else’s minds by helping us understand our own.  Brian will give us some key understandings over these 3 fascinating sessions, including;

  • What is Mental Health
  • Why our old ways of dealing with Mental Health issues often cause more problems than they solve
  • How to recognise the key signs of someone experiencing poor mental health
  • How not to become the in house therapist aka the curse of the helper/fixer mindset
  • How to cope with post-COVID pressures e.g. redundancies, getting people motivated again and having the courage to start pushing for success again
  • Why it’s important that we, the leaders, go first

The sessions will all contain opportunity for questions and we hope these questions will ensure the sessions give you a solid and sound basis as we continue to navigate the new environment.

  • Session 1) Wednesday 1st September 12pm – 1.15pm
  • Session 2) Wednesday 8th September 12pm – 1.15pm
  • Session 3) Wednesday 15th September 12pm – 1.15pm

Funded and developed by Renfrewshire Chamber, our TRANSFORM programme is designed to help you adapt and transition to the new business environment post-COVID. With online training and support in key areas including Leadership, Strategy, Digital, Green Recovery and Wellbeing. TRANSFORM is open to all members and is free to join.



Thomas Wall Trust - Funding for Projects to Increase the Employment Skills of People Aged 18 & Over 
Grants of up to £5,000 are available to registered charities to assist with specific projects or core activities which increase the communication skills of disadvantaged people aged 18 and over in order to increase their employment prospects.
To be eligible, the charities applying for funding will need to have an annual income of £500,000 or less.
Priority will be given to match-funded, sustainable projects.
Expressions of interest are invited for the next Trustee meeting in November 2021. Successful applicants will be invited to stage two.

Greenhall Community Fund to Re-open for Applications 
The objectives of the fund is to improve lives: among the sick, the elderly, the disabled and the disadvantaged particularly in the UK. Overseas project are also supported provided that the applicant charity is registered in the UK. Only the first 100 applications received will be forwarded to the trustee board for consideration and they will meet in November 2021 to allocate the funds.
The grants of £1,000 to £10,000 are only available to UK registered charities. Preference will be given to applications for specific projects rather than to supplement funds used for general purposes. In this funding round grants will be awarded to charities with an annual income of £250,000 or less.


Funder of the Week

Alpkit Foundation is the charity that helps people Go Nice Places Do Good Things
We make small awards to people, groups and schools that work to remove the barriers in getting outdoors and experience wild places.
Spending time outdoors is good for the mind, body and soul. But generally people are spending less time outdoors. That is a problem we're helping to solve. We support grass-roots direct action projects that tackle issues such as diversity & inclusion in the outdoors, participation, education, conservation and protection of our natural environment and health & well-being.
Our trustees meet every 2 months to consider applications. There's no limit to the number of times you can recieve an award. If possible, please apply at least 3 months before the start of a project so that the trustees have time to consider it at their next meeting.

We particularly like to support projects that:

  • Encourage responsible outdoor activity
  • Have longlasting benefits Introduce new people to get outdoors
  • Demonstrate value for money 

For more information please go to:- https://alpkit.com/pages/foundation



The Scottish Government would like to hear from as many communities as possible, and your opinions will help shape future plans and activities. You can find the survey in the link below, along with the Explainer Video in multiple languages and formats
Multilingual Vaccine Explainer Video Survey 

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