CPD Opportunity for 10 week course. Changing Times and Evolving Cultures

07480 943378


A 10 week course which explores, how we are all impacted by ‘differences’. This is a rare opportunity to engage in some challenging, sensitive and controversial topics within a safe and supportive environment.

·  Exploring cultural assumptions and prejudices
·  Marriage/partnerships from various perspectives
·  Female Genital Mutilation  (FGM)
·  Working with refugees and asylum seekers
·  Gender and Sexuality
·  Diversity within Islam
·  Mental health in the context of cultural difference
Each morning will consist of a theoretical seminar, an opportunity to practice your listening skills and a process group to explore the above issues.

Counsellors/psychotherapists, social workers, mental health professionals, individuals from statutory and non-statutory services, individuals from the third sector, teachers, medical professionals, those working in the care industry, and anyone interested in the above topics.

•      The opportunity for personal development and increasing self-awareness in the context of cultural difference.
•      The ability to respond more sensitively to a diverse client base by learning key listening and counselling skills within a Humanistic therapeutic framework.
•      A development of multi-cultural competences which will help you to accommodate diversity in the working and personal environment.

This is a 10 week course that will run on a Friday morning:
10.00am – 1.00pm, from 20th Jan – 24th March 2017.

Barton Hill Settlement, Barton Hill, 43 Ducie Rd, Bristol, Avon BS5 0AX.
There is plenty of on-street parking in the roads around the Settlement.
Light refreshments will be available.

The course costs £275 per person, a £50 deposit is required to secure your place.
Your acceptance of a place is subject to your suitability.  There will be two places for students/trainees at £200 on a first come first serve basis.

Please contact me on the details below:
kaurservices@hotmail.com or phone on 07480943378.

Ounkar Kaur
MSc, Dip. Counselling, MBACP (Accred). UKRCP Reg. Ind. Practitioner.
Ounkar is currently a consultant with FORWARD, which is committed to gender equality and safeguarding the rights of African girls and women. She worked for The Refugees and Asylum Seekers Counselling Service with Womankind (Bristol). She has a small private practice in Bristol and Bath and is an accredited Race Equality Trainer.

LouAnne Lachman, MBACP (Accred).
LouAnne is in private practice in Bristol.  She has facilitated workshops on racism issues with both a UKCP committee and with a small community group. She has had a very diverse history, having lived on 5 different continents before the age of 20.  She is especially keen to work with issues of 'difference' in more depth and interested in co-facilitating this course and gain further understanding.


Tesco Bags of Help - Invitation for grant applications



In order to give Tesco customers a more frequent say on where their money goes, as of today the Tesco Bags of Help grant scheme will now be permanently open for applications from community groups!

Bags of Help will now see the money raised by the 5p bag charge in Tesco stores in England, Wales and Scotland opened up to a greater range of projects that support community participation in the development and use of open spaces. Projects that will now get the green light as a result of the funding will include volunteer training, physical improvements of open spaces, equipment purchases, community events and sports and leisure activities.

Following a public vote, three projects in each of the 200 Tesco regions will receive a grant each month, with first place receiving up to £5K, second place up to £2K and third place up to £1K.


For further information and to apply for funding, please follow this link:



Smokefree Champion Training

0117 922 2255

Workplace Smokefree Champion Training

Tuesday 20th September 2016, 11.00am to 12.30pm

St Annes House, St Anne's Road, St Anne's, BS4 4AB.

Champions are not clinical experts but are good with people and are trained to have informal but informed chats about going smokefree. Workplaces wanting to help their staff to switch to vaping and stop smoking tobacco may find a Smokefree Champion helpful. Training and ongoing support will enable them to talk to people thinking about quitting, bust myths about smoking and vaping and signpost to sources of free Nicotine Replacement Therapy and specialist support which can quadruple their chances of quitting. The training includes a briefing about how tobacco addiction works, products that can help people come off tobacco, how to refer to support to stop services and how to get and use free promotional materials to support No Smoking Day, Stoptober and other Smokefree campaigns.

For more information or to book contact smokefreebristol@bristol.gov.uk


Inspirational Stories


Have you got an inspirational story to tell?

Do you know someone who has accomplished something great in the face of immense odds?

Arkbound is looking to showcase an inspirational story in the next edition of Boundless magazine, out in November and distributed across Bristol. It may be a story about the work of an organisation that has made significant social impacts in the city, or a more personal story.

The only criteria is:

  • Word count of 600-800 
  • Pictures can be supplied - no more than 3
  • It must be original, unpublished and not plagiarised
  • The story should relate to something that has happened in Bristol
  • The story should be about overcoming great odds and creating social good in the city
Please try to stay away from self-promotion, that's fine if you want to advertise, but this is an editorial piece.

Going for Gold!


Bristol’s ‘Good Food’ Action Plan – Driving Bristol’s food systems forward

Did you know that in March this year Bristol was awarded silver in the Sustainable Food Cities awards?

Following this success, we are keen to become the first city in the country to achieve the Gold award. If you’d like to join us in this mission, then read on.

To guide our bid, Bristol Food Network are updating and expanding Bristol’s ‘Good Food’ Action Plan so we can draw out developing areas of excellence in our food system, and highlight where we have gaps in provision.


Alternative Visions: undiscovered art from the south west

01243 770845

Outside In, Arts & Health South West (AHSW) and Bristol Museum & Art Gallery are working in partnership on a new touring exhibition, ‘Alternative Visions: Undiscovered Art from the South West.’ From 20 June - 4 November, submissions will be open to artists who align themselves with Outside In’s ethos.

The project is happening thanks to a successful Arts Council England Strategic Touring Programme bid, which will enable the organisation and production of a touring exhibition of work by artists who feel excluded from the mainstream art world due to health, disability, social circumstance or isolation.

The exhibition will tour to four partner museums in the South West: Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Falmouth Art Gallery, Poole Museum, and The Wilson in Cheltenham. Artists who live in the South West who have an online gallery on the Outside In website will be able to submit two pieces of work for possible inclusion in the show.

For more details, and information on surgeries supporting artists to creat their Outside In online galleries, see http://www.outsidein.org.uk/Alternative-Visions 




Check out and apply for the Bristol Organisers course! https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/3Y556B5


Applications close at noon on Monday the 1 August. So make sure to apply now!


This is for people who either have a campaign they want to start running, or are already working on a campaign and want to take it to the next level. This is about engaging with your communities and working with others. We will also focus on specific campaigning skills.


The course kicks off with a 2-day training workshop, followed by monthly training sessions and a personal mentor as you work on your campaign for the following 6 months.


Free paper for charities - JamJar Print

08456 80 90 90

If you’re a registered UK charity, committed to keeping costs down while being eco-friendly, we would like to help you.
Here at JamJar Print, we’re committed to giving back to others and to the environment. To this course, we recently purchased A million SRA2 sheets of 70gsm Greencoat 100 Eco Offset Recycled Paper. And we’re going to give it all away to UK charities.

That’s right. We’re giving it away!!

We’ll print up to 150,000 A5 leaflets or 300,000 A6 leaflets for you if you’re a registered UK charity and we won’t charge you a penny for the paper. (And we’ll keep our print costs down to our usual competitive rates, in case you’re wondering.)

That means you can cut costs for your charity AND help protect the environment by using recycled stock.
This is a first come, first served offer, so don’t miss out – please get in touch today to order a sample or reserve your paper.

Email: jason.newman@jamjarprint.co.uk for your chance to receive this offer!



Situational Leadership


Situational Leadership is a dynamic and exciting course designed to help you lead diverse teams and engage with diverse communities. The course is a partnership between Babbasa (helping disadvantaged young people into employment) and NCBI Bristol (helping Bristol become more inclusive). 

You will learn tools and techniques for engagement, preventing conflict and better communication and leadership.



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