Useful information for young people on Gender recognition and Black Lives Matter @DudleyIzone @dycdudley @Dudleycvs

Here are a couple of links to up to date information on:

Gender recognition and the rights of Transgender People

 

For information on Black Lives Matter

Racism in Schools and being a Teenager

Barnardos report on how systematic Racism affects young people

Race and Racism in English Secondary Schools

Covid Heroes Awards 2020

2020 has been an unprecedented time for us all with the Covid-19 Pandemic. Dudley CVS feels that this year’s awards need to recognise and reflect the outstanding contributions made by both individuals and groups, to support those most vulnerable during these challenging times. We wish to recognise volunteers, paid staff and local groups who have truly gone the extra mile. This could include:

frontline work supporting the most vulnerable members of society and those who have caught COVID-19

  • providing critical care to COVID-19 patients
  • developing innovations to support the vulnerable and those with COVID-19
  • going to extraordinary lengths to keep critical services going
  • volunteering in the community or for service organisations in support of those affected by COVID-19

Please tell us about your Covid Hero/es:

What difference have they made?

  • Who have they supported?
  • What challenges have they overcome?
  • What makes them exceptional?

How to nominate:

Please download the nomination form here and send to admin@dudleycvs.org.uk. Closing date: Friday 28th August 2020

DYHC Live: Dementia Friends training for young Friday 31st July @ 2.30pm on Zoom

Young people are invited on Friday 31st July @ 2.30pm to join us for a Dementia Friends awareness raising session. Nearly all of us will have either a family member or know of someone who has been affected by Dementia and this will help to raise awareness of the issue. It is all an ideal session for anyone that wants to pursue a career in nursing or the medical profession. Please either email fayehall@dudleycvs.org.uk if you would like to take part . Alternatively to join the Zoom Meeting use this link

https://zoom.us/j/91740447145?pwd=NWZSays0MVUxSDRqSkppRnU5TE5TZz09

“My name is Carol. I worked at Mary Stevens Hospice as a Ward Sister and Lead Dementia Champion for 14 years. I am now beginning a new career as Dudley’s Admiral Nurse. I have been delivering my Dementia Friends Sessions for almost 3 years, as part of the Alzheimer’s Society’s vision of creating dementia-friendly communities. My session to you will provide guidance and education on how we must rethink how we recognise and treat people living with dementia”

Mindfullness Live: from DYHC Live @dycdudley @HWDudley @DudleyCCG @dudleymb @DudleyCVS

DYHC are hosting a ‘Mindfullness Live’ session for young people on:

THURSDAY 30th JULY @ 2.30pm

The session will be an ideal introduction into how to use Mindfullness as a technique to maintain good mental well-being from a qualified Mindfullness Practitioner, followed by a short session by Maggie on how to use laughing as a way to maintain positive thoughts and happiness. To join our session please email fayehall@dudleycvs.org.uk

‘Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.

Mindfulness is a quality that every human being already possesses, it’s not something you have to conjure up, you just have to learn how to access it’

(Mindful.org)

Please join us!

DYHC LIVE: Brook sexual health certifcated training for young people

BROOK LIVE:

You are invited to join us during ‘Brook Live’ to explore sexual health. This is an ideal opportunity for any young person who is interested in a career in healthcare, sexual health or would like some information on sexual health.

The Zoom session will take place on Thursday 23rd JULY @2.30pm – please email fayehall@dudleycvs.org.uk  to sign up – the zoom link will then be sent to you.

Please share this invitation.

Brook believes in a society where young people are free to be themselves. Through our innovative clinical services, digital support, tailored counselling and inspiring relationships and sex education, young people are able to take charge of their sexual health and wellbeing. The session will cover:

  • About Brook – Who are we and what do we do?
  • Sexual Health snap shot including consent and healthy relationships.
  • What is the Condom Distribution Scheme and Chlamydia Screening Program – how and why  access them.
  • Ask Brook – an opportunity to ask about sexual health, our services, working/volunteering at Brook becoming and advocate/champion for Sexual Health/Brook.

 

 

DYHC has just released a series of ‘LIVE’ zoom session dates for YOUNG PEOPLE involving a number of partner organisations across Dudley. We will be delivering weekly Zoom sessions to support young people around knowledge and awareness of health and well-being.

For further information please contact me ….. fayehall@dudleycvs.org.uk or click here

DYHC LIVE: If you are interested in a career in nursing please join our Zoom on Thursday 16th July @ 2.30pm @dycdudley @DudleyCVS @DudleyCCG @DudleyIzone @dudleymbc @Dudley_College @halesowencoll @kedst @EllieDring

DYHC are pleased to be hosting a live information Zoom session for young people from Ellie Dring, a registered nurse on:

THURSDAY 16th July @ 2.30pm via Zoom

If you are interested in a career in nursing and would like to find out about routes to nursing and ask Ellie questions then please email me to register your interest. I will then send out a Zoom invitation to you next week.  We have a number of sessions planned over the next few weeks and I will be emailing a full list over the next few days. You will also have the opportunity to complete our simple, hour long, online certificated training to become a European Health Champion. This will be a great addition to your skills and evidence of training for future college / university / job applications.

Message from Ellie:

I am a registered nurse, working in a large acute  NHS teaching hospital trust in Nottingham.  I have been qualified since 1997, and my clinical background includes colo-rectal surgery, dermatology, and I have also worked as a ward sister on an acute medical/dermatology ward.  I am currently working as a Practice Development Lead and completing my PhD.  The session  I will be delivering includes:

  • Routes into nursing
  • Career pathways in nursing
  • Experiences as a student nurse
  • Top tips for a nursing career
  • Q&As

DYHC LIVE: If you are interested in a career in nursing please join our Zoom on Thursday 16th July @ 2.30pm @dycdudley @DudleyCVS @DudleyCCG @DudleyIzone @dudleymbc

DYHC are pleased to be hosting a live information Zoom session for young people from Ellie Dring, a registered nurse on:

THURSDAY 16th July @ 2.30pm via Zoom

If you are interested in a career in nursing and would like to find out about routes to nursing and ask Ellie questions then please email me to register your interest. I will then send out a Zoom invitation to you next week.  We have a number of sessions planned over the next few weeks and I will be emailing a full list over the next few days. You will also have the opportunity to complete our simple, hour long, online certificated training to become a European Health Champion. This will be a great addition to your skills and evidence of training for future college / university / job applications.

Message from Ellie:

I am a registered nurse, working in a large acute  NHS teaching hospital trust in Nottingham.  I have been qualified since 1997, and my clinical background includes colo-rectal surgery, dermatology, and I have also worked as a ward sister on an acute medical/dermatology ward.  I am currently working as a Practice Development Lead and completing my PhD.  The session  I will be delivering includes:

  • Routes into nursing
  • Career pathways in nursing
  • Experiences as a student nurse
  • Top tips for a nursing career
  • Q&As

Advice on changes during the Pandemic from Healthwatch England

Changes to advice and information

The Government has put in place a number of measures to help return the country back to a ‘new normal’.

Changes to advice include:

  • People can meet in groups of up to two households – indoors or outdoors – however people should remain socially distanced.
  • A number of shops and businesses are now open, along with public places such as places of worship.
  • From 6 July those shielding will be able to spend time outdoors in a group of up to six people including those outside of their household, while maintaining social distancing.
    Read more about the updated shielding advice.

Young people please take a look and complete this survey on young peoples activities over the summer!

Dudley Council have for young people’s support in completing a quick survey. The survey looks at your experiences of COVID-19 and will be informing the summer activities that will be available to young people so it is really important that as many young people fill it in as possible so the council can make sure they support and provide the right kind of activities for young people.

 

The link is below:

Young people and COVID: Summer activities survey

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