Gofal

Gofal’s Journeys

Gofal’s Journeys  are running a Depression Busting Course in Bangor in January 2018 in partnership with Hafal and Cyfle Cymru  Peer Mentoring service. The course will run:

Depression Busting

Wednesdays
17th January 2018
– 21st February 2018
1.00pm – 3.00pm

at
CAIS,
First Floor,
30 Dean Street,
Bangor,
LL57 1UR

The aim of the course is to enable people to manage depression. It gives the opportunity to develop strategies for self-management as a means of maintaining long term health and wellbeing. Places are available to anyone experiencing Depression over 18. Just to be clear, this course is not a professionals training course but a self-management course for those experiencing Depression.

For further information and an application form contact:

Email: JourneysInfo@gofal.org.uk
or phone:
Ivama on 07854 811307
Andrea on 02920 692891

The Romani Cultural and Arts Company


Training

‘Tales from the Trailers’ Accommodation, Health, Education and Mobility

The Romani Cultural & Arts Company are pleased to welcome participants on 27th February 2018, to a training day offering ‘an insider’s guide to effectively working with Romani and Traveller communities’. 
 
The Romani Cultural & Arts Company is unique – a Gypsy, Roma & Traveller led organisation that develops the community it serves the communities from the inside-out. We provide a deeper insights into working with Romani and Traveller communities, in ways that are intended to enhance, improve and support delivery of services by your organisation, in ways no other training can.

Who should attend this training?
 
This course is essential for anyone interested in ensuring that their services are inclusive and accessible for the Romani and Traveller communities. It would be particularly useful for those who work in planning, housing and accommodation, equality, health, education, social services and the early years.
 
Why should you attend this training?
 
It will support you to:

  • Ensure effective engagement with the Romani andTraveller communities in your local area, whilst improving your knowledge of the complex cultural and historical issues that impact upon the relationships you wish to build, to improve service delivery;
  • Be understanding and informed in your interactions with people from the Gypsy, Roma, Traveller communities
  • Be better able to assess the service needs that address the Gypsy, Roma, Traveller communities in Wales

Aims

  • To increase awareness about the cultural, ethnic and historical diversity in Wales; 
  • to address the issues, obstacles faced by and the needs of Romani and Travellers in Wales; 
  • to encourage innovation and improvement in the delivery of services and provision to Romani and Traveller communities, and 
  • to build trust and cooperation between Romani and Traveller communities and local authority and other sector service providers.

Learning Objectives

  • To achieve a broader and more comprehensive understanding of the needs of GRT communities, from a local authority perspective;
  •  To develop a level of knowledge that will enhance and inform local authority officers’ interactions with individuals and groups from the GRT communities in their areas and localities;
  • To introduce knowledge regarding the important differences between Gypsy, Roma, Traveller communities and their cultures, languages and origins, insofar as is useful to participants in the training, with the aim of inspiring best practice and improving service delivery;
  • To introduce to participants examples of community members who are role models and who can challenge the prevailing stereotypes of Gypsies and Travellers or the negative images of Roma, present in media and popular press.

Outcomes
By the end the session participants will have:

  • Increased their knowledge of the culture, traditions and history of the Romani and Traveller communities (this includes a timeline of key historical events and legislation);  
  • Developed an understanding of diversity within the Romani and Traveller communities (including addressing the questions of who are Gypsies, Roma and Travellers?);
  • Increased their awareness regarding the obstacles, prejudice and discrimination faced by Romani and Traveller communities in Wales more widely across the UK and across Europe;
  • Identified obstacles to access and attitudinal issues or barriers in accessing education, health, employment, accommodation, justice and other public services, that inhibit the delivery of quality provision to Romania and Traveller people communities;
  •  Improved participants’ understandings of how to engage effectively with the Romani and Traveller communities and what they can do to prevent exclusion and ensure inclusion in the delivery of their services;
  • Developed an approach that will put their learning into practice, in the workplace;
  • Established a baseline of knowledge and support that can be accessed to assist other staff, officers and co-workers.

 

There will only be 50 places available so please book early to avoid disappointment. The cost for the day (to include light refreshments & lunch) is £145 per participant, if you book before the Wednesday 31st January and £160 per participant if you book between Thursday 1st February and Monday 26th February 2018.

 

Places will only be secured with a confirmed payment.

 

The venue will be in Bangor, North Wales at The Management Centre, Bangor Business School, College Road, Bangor LL57 2DG (Room D0:08) on Tuesday 27th February 2018.
 

The day will start at 09:30 and finish at 16:30, with refreshments included for the workshop participants.

Please email for a booking form to: training@romaniarts.co.uk

The Romani Cultural and Arts Company
Temple Court 
13a Cathedral Road 
Cardiff 
CF11 9HA

Tel: 02920 786 439

Community Music Wales

Weekly Music Sessions in 2018 – Ffyngau Band

Your chance to get involved and reawaken your passion for music with an outlet for your talents.

Maximise your creativity and learn new skills in a positive and enjoyable environment.

Every Friday from January 19th 2018

The Common Room

Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff CF5 1QE

£4 per session

For further information please contact Community Music Wales on 029 2083 8060 

or email: admin@communitymusicwales.org.uk

Learning Disability Wales

Making Information Easy to Read and Understand Level 2

Learning Disability Wales5 February in Cardiff

You can make a real difference to people by giving them information in a form they can understand and relate to.

This course will include a recap on the principles of Making Information Easy to Read and Understand Level 1 and then look at how delegates can develop and improve their skills.

 The course will help delegates work with longer and more complex documents.

All delegates will be invited to a follow up session a few weeks after this course.  You will be able to meet up with your fellow learners and the tutor for a trouble shooting, advice and feedback session.

This course is designed for anyone who has attended Making Information Easy to Read and Understand Level 1 or who has experience of writing information in Easy Read.

Click here for more information and to make an online booking.

If you have any queries, please get in touch with Inacia Rodrigues on 02920 681174 or email Inacia.rodrigues@ldw.org.uk

Art workshops – Noddfa, Caernarfon


Ynys MonSpaces still left on our Noddfa art course in Caernarfon –

please get in touch if you would like to join in 01286 685279 /info@monagwyneddmind.co.uk

 Ynys Môn & Gwynedd Mind have creative arts workshops running in the Noddfa Centre, Cil Peblig, Caernarfon on Thursdays from November 2nd 2017 from 10am-1pm.

The nine week course is open to all and there will be an opportunity at the end of the course for participants to show their work in an exhibition.

In order to register a place on the course or for more information please contact the Ynys Môn & Gwynedd Mind team on 01286 685279 or info@monagwyneddmind.co.uk .  

 

Ty Newydd

Courses for 2018

Ty Newydd have announced their courses and retreats for 2018. For all the keen writers out there do check out the fantastic variety of courses they are offering. Writers include: Willy Russell, Carol Ann Duffy, Gillian Clarke, Mererid Hopwood, Daniel Morden, Menna Elfyn, Kate McAll, Rachel Tresize, Paul Henry, Louis de Bernieres, Lemn Sissay and Sophie McKeand.

DAC Patron Kaite O’Reilly will be running her annual Writing for Performance Masterclass from 11th – 16th June 2018.

For details of all the courses please visit –  http://www.tynewydd.wales/courses-retreats/

Voluntary Arts Wales – Wrexham

Voluntary Arts WalesEveryday Creativity & Quality Principles Wrexham

A shared learning event for arts groups

Thursday 7 December 2017, Wrexham  10.30 – 15.30

Voluntary Arts Wales invites you to a shared learning event, exploring everyday creativity and quality principles for arts groups. 

The event is free. You are welcome to attend one or both sessions. Refreshments will be provided. 

Venue: Oriel Wrecsam, 11 Chester Street, Wrexham LL13 8BE
Times: 10:30 – 15:30
Booking: Please book by emailing gareth@vaw.org.uk with your name and contact details, noting which session/s you’ll be attending, and if you have any dietary or access requirements.
Language: The event will be delivered in English. Let us know if you would like to contribute in Welsh.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Gareth Coles on 07833 580 313 or email gareth@vaw.org.uk.

For more information click on https://www.voluntaryarts.org/everyday-creativity-quality-principles-wrexham

Ynys Mon and Gwynedd Mind

Courses Held in Bangor

Ynys MonWe will be holding two courses in Bangor for young people (14-18) starting in January 2018, people are welcome to go on just one or on both of the courses.

 

  • Anxiety Management course

Tuesdays 4pm-6pm, for 6 weeks, starting Jan 23rd

Our 6 week (2 hours a week) Anxiety Management course for young people (14-18) works within a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy framework and each course follows a goal setting and problem solving approach. The course will provide participants with an understanding of what anxiety is and how it is maintained. You will learn a variety of practical skills to help reduce anxiety.  

  • Mindfulness course

Thursdays 4pm-6pm, for 5 weeks, starting Jan 25th

This is a mindfulness course designed for young people aged 14-18. It is designed to be a fun, engaging and useful mindfulness course for young people, adapted from the adult courses Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy, The mindfulness course aims to give young people mindfulness as a life-skill to:

•to feel happier, calmer and more fulfilled

•to get on better with others

•to help concentrate and learn better

•to help cope with stress and anxiety

If you would like a place on either course, or if you have any questions please get in touch: info@monagwyneddmind.co.uk / 01286 685 279.

 


Ynys Môn a Gwynedd Mind
Uned 10, Galeri

Caernarfon LL55 1SQ
Swyddfa / Office: 01286 685279

www.ynysmonandgwyneddmind.co.uk

Writing for Wellbeing

Workshops with Jessica Clapham

Starting Wednesday November 8th for 6 weeks

Storiel, Ffordd Gwynedd, Bangor LL57 1DT

5.30 – 6.30pm

Jessica Clapham is offering a series of informal workshops for people of all ages to try out new ways of writing. The workshops aim to offer a safe space for participants to explore their own feelings in response to a piece of poetry, prose, music or images. Participants can do so by creating their own writing as part of this response, then choose to share with others (there is never an obligation for sharing one’s writing), and to consider the responses of others.

Who is it for?

The workshops will appeal to anyone who is interested in the power of writing for personal development and transformation. Writing for Wellbeing is a fun and informal way of writing without any academic pressures or requirements.

Places are limited to a maximum of 10.

If you are interested please contact Jessica via email: j.j.clapham@bangor.ac.uk