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ASFNI – Event @ South13
Mar 23 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Kabalikat Welcome Day – 24 March
Mar 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
UNISON Easter Party 24-03 Belfast @ Grosvenor Community Centre
Mar 24 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
North West Migrants Forum Intercultural Festival @ Millennium Forum
Mar 25 @ 3:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Celebrating the rich cultures in the North West, The North West Migrants Forum invites you to join us on Sunday the 25th of March 2018 from 3.30pm to 8.00pm at the Millennium Forum. Come prepared to enjoy delicious foods from around the world while watching a team of intercultural chefs, demonstrate how to make easy scrumptious diverse foods from 3 different continent’s. The festival will also feature folk music and dances with singers and dancers from Africa, India, Russia, local traditions, as well as arts Exhibitions.

This year, we are introducing an international cuisine menu, Demonstrations & Compere with Cookery entertainment from China, Philippines, South and North of India, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Rwanda, Malaysia, Russia and Poland. With support from two famous Derry food lovers and world renounce chefs, Emmett McCourt Chef/Director Irish Food Heritage Project, Feast or Famine and Patrick head chef encore restaurant at the millennium forum, this year’s festival promises to be the best yet!

Things to enjoy at the festival;

Around the World Cultural Food demonstration and testing; featuring 10 countries from 3 continents

Cultural Dances and folk music, featuring; Magwere Band, Ultimate Bollywood dance group, Hamilton Flute Band, Matreski- Russian folk band and Khushi Dance school

Ceramic and Pottery Arts Exhibition; produced by NWMF members and service users

Living Legacies Exhibition; produced in partnership with academics at Ulster University

Shared Stories Safe Spaces- An Intercultural Northern Ireland Exhibition; produced by an Intercultral group of young people living in the Derry City and Strabane District Council area

Children and young people entertainment, Intercultural face painting, traditional arts and craft, Indian hena, Jewellery Making and many more!

Tickets can be purchased from the millennium Forum box office, online;http://www.millenniumforum.co.uk/shows/intercultural-festival, or at NWMF office. The festival is supported by The Northern Ireland Executive Office- Minority Ethnic Development fund, The Northern Ireland Housing Executive, Big Lottery and Flogas Mobile Cookery Demonstration Kitchen

NWMF Bringing Traditions Together!

For more information contact Lilian seenoi; info@nwmf.org.uk events@nwmf.org.uk

5th Annual Improving Mental Health Outcomes Conference – Manchester @ The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Apr 25 all-day

Invitation to attend

We would like to invite you to the 5th annual Improving Mental Health Outcomes Conference. We have had an amazing response so far and seats are filling fast! Contact Colette on 0161 376 9007 or book to reserve yourself a seat!

As supporters of #TimeToTalk & #CAMHS week, we are offering 30% off across all sector types.

Invoice options are available and this exclusive offer is only valid on new bookings only and cannot be redeemed against existing bookings.

Book your discounted place here and enter discount code: TimeToTalk

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Event Topics

“IPS: Addressing the countless costs of poor mental health”

The recent Thriving at Work report found that poor mental health costs the UK economy up to £99bn each year. IPS supports people with severe mental health difficulties into employment.

“Reaching the frontline”

A new survey has found that the government’s commitment to parity of esteem between mental and physical health services is being undermined by a failure to ensure funding increases reach the frontline. What actions can be taken to make a difference to service users and service providers alike?

“Mind over Marathon”

Mental and physical health is closely linked, and taking up sport or exercise can benefit our psychological wellbeing – Chevy will discuss projects he has led and explore the impact on mental health and wellbeing.

“Rethinking commissioning, funding and outcomes”

Commitment towards the target of one million more people receiving the care they need by 2020/21 includes a road map of actions required of commissioners and providers to improve services. Transparency of spending, independent scrutiny of investment and commissioner plans should help ensure outcomes are improved.

“Effective early intervention strategies”

There has been £149 million invested in CCGs for children and young people’s mental health in 2016/17 and a further £25 million from NHS England to improve waiting times and reduce backlogs. The aim is that by 2020/21 95% of children and young people will access treatment within four weeks for routine cases and with one week for urgent cases.
Reserve Your Seat Now

If you would like assistance registering your place please contact Colette Hodson on 0161 376 9007 and he will be happy to assist. If you are awaiting funding you can request us to hold your place today to ensure you do not miss out.

Please also note that a full lunch will be provided and refreshments will be available throughout the course of the day.

Charity Sector

£160 + VAT

Public Sector

£230 + VAT

Private Sector

£495 + VAT


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New date! Stronger Together Annual Conference – Wed 2nd May @ InVolve House MAgherafelt TBC
May 2 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

We are delighted to invite you to our annual Stronger Together Conference on the revised date of Wed 2nd May 2018. The event will take place at InVOLve House, Magherafelt

Background to the conference

The conference theme for 2018 is ‘Human Solidarity. How Can We Be Stronger Together?’ 

We would like to explore the concept of solidarity in the modern day and discuss how to foster solidarity and togetherness in the age of the individual (ego).

Solidarity is often associated with commonality and shared interests, but it is also vital to deal with the difference in experience and paths that bring individual people or groups to those commonalities. Therefore, concentrating on the idea that all humans are ‘equal under the skin’ cannot be done without acknowledging and addressing that all too often people cannot get past ‘the skin’ in the first place and thus those who are not white experience anything but solidarity most of their lives.

The event will be run as a mixture of talks, conversation cafés and plenary feedback sessions looking at the concept of solidarity from various angles and exploring how solidarity can be fostered on a practical level through everyday acts of kindness, activism, art or in education.

Who is this conference for?

The conference is aimed at

  • Minority Ethnic group representatives and individuals
  • the current 200+ members of the Stronger Together Network
  • People working/volunteering with Black and Minority Ethnic communities across NI
  • People with an interest in diversity, human rights and anti-racism
  • Health and Social Care Trust employees
  • Staff representing government and statutory bodies

How do I attend?

Please return your completed registration form by emailing info@strongertogetherni.org

Please note that this conference is funded by the Public Health Agency and there is no cost for attending.

If you have difficulty with attending due to travel arrangements/costs, please contact us as we may be able to offer some assistance. We will assist those travelling by public transport to Castledawson Roundabout with transport to the event venue.


NI Maternal Mental Health Conference, May 2018 @ Riddell Hall
May 3 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm


The National Childbirth Trust in partnership with Sure Start, Moment.Health and PANGS NI will host a one day conference on Maternal Mental Health and are inviting health professionals along, in particular those on the front line providing services to mothers suffering with a perinatal mental illness.

The conference will be an insightful and informative day with speakers from a variety of backgrounds including our keynote speaker Professor Siobhan O’Neill from the University of Ulster who will be speaking about the long term impact of perinatal mental illness on children.

Find out more at http://www.cypsp.org/ni-maternal-mental-health-conference-may-2018/

Book your place by clicking here http://tinyurl.com/y8zkd3af . We are offering the first 50 delegates a reduced rate using the promo code MMHMATTERS.

Improving Safeguarding for Children Being Moved across Borders: – Including Those at Risk of Trafficking/Modern Slavery
May 16 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm


What is the Conference About: This event will highlight the risks faced by children being moved from and through Europe to the UK: examine some of the responses and support currently being provided to children being moved across borders, including examples of good practice; and how the safeguarding of these vulnerable children and young people could be improved. The event will bring together experts from across the UK and Europe. During workshops delegates and experts will collaborate to gain insight of how working together across agencies and international borders can improve the safeguarding of this vulnerable group of children.

Who Should Attend: All staff who come into contact with children who have been moved across borders. This will include social workers, police, immigration officers, educationalists, health professionals and those in the voluntary sector.

 How to Apply: E-mail Nicola Kelpie nicola.kelpie@hscni.net noting your Name, Agency, Email and any specific requirements that may include diet or access to rooms.  Further information will follow in due course on programme details, speakers and workshops.

Applications: Close on the 2nd May 2018.

Nicola Kelpie

Personal Secretary to Deirdre Coyle

Social Care Commissioning Lead – Leaving and After Care


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