14 May, 2018

New research from the Mental Health Foundation has found that, over the past year, three quarters (74%) of people have at some point felt so stressed that they felt overwhelmed and unable to cope.

Their new report, Stress – Are We Coping?’, was released today to mark Mental Health Awareness week. The report looks at the prevalence of stress in the UK and its implications,  focussing on what both we as individuals can do to manage and reduce stress, as well as giving recommendations to Government for national measures.

Partners across Bristol are launching a citywide mental health initiative this Spring called ‘Thrive Bristol’. One of the first priorities is to look at mental health at work.
Date/Time: 
Tuesday, 17 April, 2018 -
09:00 to 12:00
9 February, 2018

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has circulated an update on developments with Universal Credit and Universal Support. Click here to view the bulletin.

When will Bristol move onto Universal Credit?

6 February, 2018
Bristol’s re-commissioned Recovery Orientated Alcohol & Drugs Service (ROADS) went live on 1 February.
 

Refugee Women of Bristol in partnership with the Foundation for Women's Health Research and Development (FORWARD) invite you to join us for an informative day of presentations, discussions, workshops and networking at our annual International Zero Tolerance for FGM Conference.

The conference celebrates the multiagency approach, which is recognised as a “beacon of excellence” in the movement against FGM.

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 28 February, 2018 -
10:00 to 14:00
18 January, 2018

This week, the Government announced the appointment of Tracy Crouch as the UK's Minister for Loneliness, a project first started by the late MP Jo Cox. An issue affecting about nine million UK people, young and old, loneliness is a big challenge for our communities and the VCSE organisations that serve them.

13 December, 2017

 

The Government is planning to tighten regulation of the internet so that the UK is ‘the safest place in the world to be online’. This winter it put forward proposals that will, if implemented, require the cooperation of a broad range of stakeholders, spanning the public, private and third sectors. Read Voscur’s digest of the Government’s proposals here.

15 November, 2017
 
Voscur wants your views on how VCSE organisations can provide the best support to their service users (and their staff) around internet safety - and how the Government can change policy to support this. Take the survey now.
 
You can read Voscur's digest of the Government's Internet Safety Strategy here.

 

15 November, 2017
 
This week (13 – 17 November) is Anti-Bullying week. Coordinated by the Anti-Bullying Alliance and supported by SafeToNet, this week is designed to shine a spotlight on bullying and to encourage all children, teachers and parents to take action against bullying throughout the year. 
 
This year’s Anti-Bullying week theme is 'All Different, All Equal'. The aim is to:
 

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