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Tameside & Glossop Healthy Minds are now offering mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT). It is aimed at people who have experienced depression but may also be beneficial for a range of problems including anxiety. If you would like to find out more, why not join us for one of our taster sessions below:
Thursday 30th July 10.30am-11.30am
Thursday 3rd September 10.30am-11.30am
Thursday 1st October 10.30am-11.30am
Thursday 5th November 10.30am-11.30am
All sessions will be held at Glossop Primary Care Centre, George Street, Glossop, SK13 8AY
There is no need to reserve a place, just turn up on the day. For more information, please call 0161 716 4242
Are you thinking about employing a young person, but are unsure of the Health and Safety surrounding this? Are you considering taking on a young person in a volunteer or work experience placement, but don’t know what to include in your risk assessment?
As an employer, you have a responsibility for all of your employees’ Health, Safety and Welfare, no matter what their age. However, employing a young person does need to be treated differently due to their lack of experience in the workplace.
For more information surrounding young people in the workplace from the health and safety executive: http://www.hse.gov.uk/youngpeople/
If you would like more information, please contact Tameside Council’s Employment and Skills Team on email@example.com. They will refer you to Public Health who have a wealth of information to offer you.
The Veteran Day event was a huge success with between 4,000 – 4,500 people attending throughout the day. There was huge support from; local Royal British Legion branches, naval cadets, guides, scouts, air cadets, Denton brass band, SSAFA choir, Droylsden Royal Naval Association, to name a few.
The event began at 11am with a remembrance service and continued from 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm. The day also included music from Jo Lancaster, Kerry Newton and The Dave Egerton Band.
The event had a number of family friendly activities, which included; a 7m climbing wall, Bungee Trampoline, Face painting, balloon modelling, archery and a 10msq ball pool.
There were also serving forces present from 103rd Regiment Royal Artillery and 4th Battalion Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment.
The initial feedback was that it was an engaging event, with fun for the whole family.
Did you know that the textiles industry is looking to create 20,000 jobs in the UK, most of which are in Greater Manchester?
The Textiles Teashop Roadshow are running a series of six drop-in events throughout Greater Manchester, including; Manchester, Tameside, Oldham, Bolton, Bury and Rochdale. These events are scheduled throughout June and July.
So if you can operate an industrial sewing machine, weave cloth, or would like to learn, why not pop in for a chat? There are a number of experts and employers who want to speak to you over cake and a cuppa’ and have a chat about your skills.
The campaign is proudly supported by Coronation Street’s actresses Jennie McAlpine and Sair Khan, whose characters work in the soap’s Underworld underwear factory.
To find out more; http://www.textilesteashops.co.uk/
Tameside Council held its annual Careers and Apprenticeship Exhibition at Stalybridge Civic Hall on Friday 26th June 2015. The event hosted over 35 exhibitors with 60 different exhibits from reputable businesses and learning providers such as Hawke International, Sainsburys, Santander, Tameside College and Positive Steps.
All Secondary Schools within the Borough were invited to participate in the event, with over 1,000 pupils attending and taking part in activities they may otherwise never have had an opportunity to experience. Looking around the room, there were pupils learning to change tyres, cook pancakes, decorate gingerbread men, shave a balloon and take part in virtual welding.
The initial feedback from both pupils and teachers has confirmed the event was a huge success and was both engaging and informative.
Making Every Contact Count and IBA Alcohol training – Take the opportunity!
Find our more about the forthcoming Making Every Contact Count Training opportunities available free for all Tameside frontline staff. Many of the courses are well subscribed – however we do have places left so if you would like to attend please don’t delay and email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place while there is still time.
Also we would like to draw your attention to some new additional sessions aimed at staff who would welcome a follow up and a little motivation to keep up the good work.
On the Making Every Contact Count Training leaflet you will see a follow IBA session which is always popular, our MECC network meeting and a course offering the chance to become a MECC champion.
Officially, Men’s Health Week runs until 19 June 2015 but you can run a campaign in your workplace for as long as you wish.
Check the Men’s Health Forum website for information and materials: https://www.menshealthforum.org.uk/. This is the link to the Man Manual: http://issuu.com/menshealthforum/docs/man_2015_hrfinal . Here is a link to posters, which you can print off: https://www.menshealthforum.org.uk/poster-downloads. There are also useful Men’s Health pages on the NHS Choices website: http://www.nhs.uk/chq/pages/category.aspx?CategoryID=61
Any promotional campaign would need to be accompanied by information on services available locally.
Men’s Health Week 2015 focuses on these topics:
· Looking after relationships and wellbeing (also try: https://www.relate.org.uk/relationship-help/help-relationships/relationship-common-problems )
· Stopping Smoking (also try: http://www.nhs.uk/smokefree )
· Drinking Sensibly ( also try: https://www.alcoholconcern.org.uk/help-and-advice/help-and-advice-with-your-drinking/ )
· Being Physically Active (also try: http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/fitness/Pages/physical-activity-guidelines-for-adults.aspx )
· Being a Healthy Weight (also try: http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Loseweight/Pages/Loseweighthome.aspx )
· Having an NHS Health Check – please see the attached leaflet. The NHS can come to your workplace and Health Check your workforce.
If you would like any further information or assistance with running your Men’s Health Week campaign then contact email@example.com
This is your chance you have your voice be heard.
The survey takes all of 3 minutes and will reach Local and National Government and the Bank of England. The information you provide will help shape Greater Manchester Policies to support businesses. Follow this link to the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=yvtMDjWx1Hbpc2M_2fGjlqBg_3d_3d
Big Changes to Business Rates ahead
There have been promises from Central Government to review Business Rates for a number of years. Whilst some short term reliefs have been created, we have seen no significant change to the way the system works and we understand the next review is due after 2017.
There’s no doubt that this review will be a massive undertaking, but Businesses need to see some change sooner rather than later. The British Retail Consortium (BRC) have released their findings. You can review the article by clicking here.
Government plans to protect Apprenticeships
Too often Apprenticeships are devalued because they are associated with low quality courses. The Apprenticeship is one of many pathways to a future career and should not be considered the poor relation. To read more about how the Government intends to protect Apprenticeships see the article written by BBC News Click Here