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Macmillan Cancer Support Workshops

Various dates, April to November 2015. Various Venues.

These free workshops are for self-help and support groups, volunteers or staff who work in health and social care and/or are in a role where they may need to understand and support individuals that have a cancer diagnosis or are living with or beyond cancer. They include; Cancer and its Treatments, Listening and responding and Supporting others through loss and bereavement. Email nilearning@macmillan.org.uk for an application form, or contact Julie Hill at jhill@macmillan.org.uk or 028 9070 8610 for more info.
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Parenting NI Practitioner Training

June – August 2015. Parenting NI, Belfast.

A series of summer workshops including: Engaging Dads, Motivating Parents, Hard to Reach Parents, and Engaging Families. For more info please contact Louise on 028 9031 0891 or louise@parentingni.org. Alternatively, visit Parenting NI’s website.
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“Get Into Mechanics” Course

Monday 27th July – Friday 7th August 2015. Prince’s Trust, Belfast.

Prince’s Trust are offering this free, 2 week course in Belfast for anyone aged 16-24. The course aims to help you obtain a career in the Mechanics Industry, boost confidence, interview skills & CV, provide 6 months support after the programme, and more. If you or anyone you know is interested, please get in touch with the Prince’s Trust Outreach Team at outreachNI@princes-trust.org.uk or call 028 9089 5000.
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WOW Group Pride Dinner

Wednesday 5th August 2015, 7-9pm. Belfast LGBT Centre.

HERe NI’s Group for Lesbian and Bi women over 30 hold its annual Pride dinner. Come along for a fun evening and find out the group and the full range of services from HERe NI. For more information, contact HERe NI by emailing cara.mccann@hereni.org or calling 028 9024 9452.
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Wise Woman Weekend

Friday 7th to Sunday 9th of August 2015. NUI, Maynooth.

Held on an annual basis, the Wise Women Weekend celebrates female wisdom and gives women an opportunity to connect with each in a safe and nurturing environment. This year, the event will focus on the theme of ‘arising’. Organisers are currently seeking facilitators to hold workshops that can loosely incorporate this theme. To find out more about the weekend or to apply to hold a workshop, please email workshops@wisewomanweekend.com. Click here to visit the event website.
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Summer Learning Fortnight

Monday 20th to Friday 21st August 2015. VIEWdigital Premises, Belfast.

VIEW Digital are offering two weeks of practical media and digital training to equip and inspire you and your staff team to get your organisation's message out there. Including courses such as infographics and visual content for beginners, design basics for beginners, digital publishing masterclass, TV & radio interviews, and more. For more info please visit the website or contact VIEW at 028 9031 5714 or unamurphy@viewdigital.org.
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Maeve: A Personal Development Workshop

Friday 21st to Monday 24th August 2015. Gyreum Ecolodge, Sligo.

Maeve is a personal development and transformational weekend workshop for women interested in self-discovery, exploration, and deeper relationships. The weekend will be facilitated by Beth Wallace and Vanessa Vance, who both have a background in psychotherapy, performing arts, coaching, training and personal and community development. For further information and booking, please visit the website.
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Health Improvement Western Area: Health Improvement Training

Tuesday 1st September 2015 – Thursday 31st March 2016. Various venus.

Health Improvement Western Area’s wide range of training opportunities is supported by Public Health Agency and Western Health & Social Care Trust. The full programme is available here.
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Mental Health First Aid

Thursday 3rd & 10th September 2015. Lecture Theatre, South West Acute Hospital, Enniskillen.

Health Improvement Officers and Aware Defeat Depression are facilitating this two day course for adults wanting to increase their knowledge and skills in providing initial support for someone with a mental health problem. Further info available here, alternatively you can email the Health Improvement Department at health.improvement@westerntrust.hscni.net.
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Sexual Health Awareness for Community & Voluntary sector

Thursday 10th September 2015, 2-4:30pm. Old Library Trust Healthy Living Centre, L’Derry.

Health Improvement Western Area are holding this workshop on sexual health with GUM Clinic staff, which aims to: raise awareness of STIs, the role of the GUM Clinic, increase understanding about looking after your sexual health, and increase confidence in sign posting young people to sexual health services. For further information please contact Ann Linstrom at ann.linstrom@westerntrust.hscni.net.
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Safe Talk Seminar

Thursday 10th September 2015, 9:30am-12:30pm. ltnagelvin Hospital, L’Derry.

A 3 hour training seminar facilitated by Safe Talk Trainers to raise awareness of suicide prevention in the comminuty amongst individuals over 16 years. Further info here, alternatively you can email the Health Improvement Department at health.improvement@westerntrust.hscni.net.
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The National Diversity Awards 2015

Friday 18th September 2015. Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral.

This prestigious black tie event celebrates the excellence achievements of grass-root communities that tackle issues in today’s society, giving them recognition for their dedication and hard work. There are several award categories including Positive Role Model and Community Organisation Awards, which will be split into five categories including race & religion/faith, age, disability, gender and LGBT. Other awards include the Entrepreneur of Excellence Award, Diverse Company of the Year Award and Lifetime Achiever Award. More info available here.
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FWIN six week training course on PR, Media and Engagement

Friday 18th September to Friday 23rd October 2015, 10:30am-12pm. Holywell Building, L’Derry.

The course aims to ensure participants have the ability to promote their organisations/events through both traditional and social media. Participants will learn how to get the best publicity for their organisation/event, how to write a press release, how to deal with media enquiries, how to use social media as a tool and more. Anyone interested in this course must book, to do so please email at rosie@fwin.org.uk or phone at 028 7126 6291.
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NISCC Lunchtime Seminar

Thursday 24th September 2015. Venue unconfirmed.

The next Northern Ireland Social Care Council lunchtime seminar, titled “On Social Worker Home Visits to Children and Families: Research Findings”, will be presented by Dr. Karen Winter of Queen’s University Belfast and Dr. Campbell Killick. There is no charge for the seminar but places must be booked in advance - more details will be available on the NISCC website shortly. For enquires about the event please email admin@niscc.hscni.net.
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Community Relations and Cultural Awareness Week 2015

Monday 28th September 2015. Various Venues.

The Community Relations Council, supported by OFMDFM, has decided to continue to run Community Relations Week in 2015 as an opportunity to showcase good relations projects and initiatives. Entry forms will be available shortly on the CRC website and from a number of agencies. The deadline for submission of event entry forms will be Tuesday 30th June. If you have an event in mind please complete the form or contact CRC via rmullan@nicrc.org.uk.
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NI Fertility Information Day 2015

Saturday 3rd October 2015, 9am-3:30pm. The Long Gallery, Stormont.

Topics include boosting fertility through nutrition, NHS treatment and funding, embryology, fertility counselling and more. The event will include tea, coffee, lunch and tours of the Parliament Buildings. To find out more and book your place visit the website, or contact Sharon Davidson on 028 9082 5677 or sharondavidson@infertilitynetworkuk.com.
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Austerity and Inequality: A threat to peace?

Thursday 15th October 2015. UNISON, Galway House, Belfast.

This Equality Coalition one day conference will explore perspectives on the impacts of austerity from home and abroad; and will seek to address the question of the immediate and long term impacts of austerity on inequality in Northern Ireland. It will be chaired by Susan McKay and opened by Daniel Holder, CAJ Equality Coalition co-convener, and is run in partnership with the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) and the Human Rights Consortium (HRC). To register for this conference please use Eventbrite here or alternatively email equalitycoalition@caj.org.uk.
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Break the Silence on Sexual Violence

Thursday 15th & Friday 16th October 2015, 9:30am-4pm. First event in Maldron Hotel, Derry and second event in Spires Centre, Belfast.

Nexus NI presents a seminar with leading specialist in sexualised trauma, Zoe Lodrick, a psychotherapist, trainer and consultant working with law enforcement across the UK. Also including information on The Rowan, NI’s new Sexual Assault Referral Centre, and the work of Nexus. The event is on two dates in two different locations. Ticket cost (including lunch) is £55 until Wednesday 15th July 2015 – after this date it is £75. For further information visit the Nexus NI website or contact training@nexusni.org.
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Nexus NI seminar with Zoe Lodrick: Break the Silence on Sexual Violence

Thursday 15th October 2015, 9:30am-4pm. Maldron Hotel, L’derry.

Also running on Friday 16th October, 9:30am-4pm in the Spires Centre, Belfast. Zoe Lodrick is a registered psychotherapist, trainer, consultant and specialist in sexualised trauma. The seminar is available on two dates in two different locations, and will provide delegates with valuable insights into: the psychology of sex offenders; the long term effects of sexual violence on victims; therapeutic tools and treatments for survivors of sexual violence, and more. To book your place please follow this link.
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Older People and Health and Social Care – Getting the ‘Right’ Approach

Thursday 22nd October 2015, 9:30am-4:30pm. Riddel Hall, Queen’s University Belfast.

This free conference will bring together leading experts on older people, human rights and health and social care in order to provide an evidence based analysis of key challenges affecting older people in the area of health and social care. It is aimed at political representatives, policy makers, those involved in service delivery, academics and older people. Lunch will be provided. To book your place, please contact Michele Young at Michele.young@ageni.org or by calling 028 9089 2606.
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WISE Awards & Conference 2015

Thursday 12th November 2015. IET London: Savoy Place, London.

The annual WISE Awards and Conference celebrates female talent in science, technology and engineering (STEM) from classroom to boardroom. WISE awards include; the Apprentice Award, the Research Award, the Influence Award, and the Lifetime Achievement Award. You can buy tickets now for the event by contacting WISE Communications Director Sarah Shaw via email: s.shaw@wisecampaign.org.uk. Additional info can be found here.
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“Understanding the Law” Course

Training available on request & onsite.

This Empowerment Training & Consultancy course is delivered in 2-3 hour practical workshops over a 4 week period, on site by Eileen Fegan, a former legal academic with ten years' experience of delivering training in the women's and voluntary sector in NI. Its aim is to help demystify the law, by explaining legal jargon and showing each individual how to carry out their own research. The course can be tailored to the needs and interests of your organisation. Visit the website for further info, or contact Eileen at this email or on 077 1710 4086.
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LLM Gender, Conflict & Human Rights programme 2015-16

Ulster University, Jordanstown Campus, Newtownabbey.

The Transitional Justice Institute are currently accepting applications for the LLM Gender, Conflict and Human Rights, for 2015-16 entry. This programme is offered by the TJI in cooperation with the School of Law, and is delivered by active researchers at the Jordanstown campus on a full-time (one year) or part-time (two+ years) basis. The programme will enable you to develop skills relevant to legal practice, and to gender policy, research and advocacy roles. For more info visit the website, or contact Ms Emer Carlin on 028 7167 5146 or LLM@ulster.ac.uk
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Science and Innovation Programme 2015/16

Various dates and venues.

As part of the legacy of City of Culture 2013 the city and district will host a dedicated programme of activity for Science and Innovation. This programme is designed to enthuse children, develop their awareness of the vast potential of STEM subjects and support educators and business people to develop a positive environment in which STEM can flourish. For more information please visit the website, or contact Elsa Edwards by calling 028 7125 3253 or emailing elsa.edwards@derrycityandstrabanedistrict.com.
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