Monthly Archives October 2019

Building skills at the S.S. Great Britian

Tucked next to the SS Great Britain is an unassuming workshop, where half a dozen carpenters are hard at work. Brought together through Bristol Community Learning, who help adults with few or no qualifications to gain skills, and the SS Great Britain Trust (the two organisations are working together to bring more opportunities for on-site courses), the six individuals are partaking in a nine-week carpentry course and learning valuable woodworking skills. Sophia is an actor who is developing her DIY skills through the course “The Trust’s partnership with Bristol Community Learning is part of the communities programme, which has been
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Free VIP film screening

We wanted to let you know about an opportunity for learners to see a special preview of the new Ken Loach film Sorry We Missed You (director of I, Daniel Blake; this time it’s Zero hours contracts are under scrutiny) 5 star film review here The previews are being organised by the distribution company, and invited VIPs include politicians, local councillors, pressure groups, and those advocating for workers and their rights. We also want to bring some voices of people who may have been affected by some if the issues in the film, or may know people who have. It’s
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World mental health day

The World Health Organisation recognises World Mental Health Day on 10 October every year. This year’s theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health is suicide prevention. If you want to find out more there are links from the World Health Orginisation. If you, or anyone you know is looking for help there is the Mental Health Foundation If you want to help and get involved click here   Remember that Mental Health problems are now the leading cause of sickness absence in the UK. If you are suffering you are not unusual, and you are not alone.
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