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Join the Conversation About Men's Mental Health

Join us on Friday 24th July to think about how we can make mental health support more accessible for men in Somerset. The conversations around what makes good mental health support need to include input from those who live with it. Please come along and provide that very important perspective. We'll hear from the following guest speakers and then take part in themed group discussions.

Daniel Berrio-Galan, Somerset GP and Life Coach
Daniel will share his unique perspective on men's self esteem, why he started to think about this complex topic differently, and what helps.

Ian McClure, Trainer and Consultant
Ian has delivered talks and training on a variety of subjects related to men's mental health and wellbeing. He'll introduce the topic of 'implosion', exploring what happens when anger turns inwards, why this can lead to isolation for men in particular, and what can be done to improve this.

Rob Osman, Founder, Dudes & Dogs
Rob will share his story, and talk about how he set up a dog walking support network in Bristol to encourage men to open up about their emotions.

It's taking place on Friday 24th July, from 2-4pm
. It's free to attend and you can register via Zoom here.

Online training opportunities:

Mind in Somerset have two great training sessions taking place this week to support your mental health, one on mindfulness for anxiety, and one on emotional resilience. Both are free to join and you can find out more here.

Marsha Miles Consultancy is running two bid-writing masterclasses at a special introductory rate of £49 per person. Part one takes place this Wednesday 8th July and will focus on Trusts and Foundations. Part two will take place on Wednesday 22nd July and will focus on tenders and contracts. Find out more here.

Spark Somerset is running a training session on adult safeguarding. Hosted by a member of the the safeguarding team at Somerset County Council, it will take a closer look at adult safeguarding, types of abuse and warning signs, and how to report and respond to concerns. It's taking place this Thursday 9th July. Find out more here.

Avon and Somerset Police are running free 2-hour online training sessions on child exploitation. Sessions are taking place on Wednesday 8th July at 2pm or Tuesday 4th August at midday. Email to book a space.

Job opportunity at Somerset County Council

The Council is seeking to appoint a highly organised individual to play a crucial role in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic to protect the health of the residents of Somerset. This is a unique opportunity to play a part in the global pandemic response, and be responsible for the day-to-day management of Somerset’s public health incident response. Full time, 12 month fixed term contract. Find out more here.
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