Events and training for women from

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.

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.

Human Rights Consortium: Festival Surgery

Friday 28th August 2015, 3pm. Black Box Belfast.

The Human Rights Consortium are holding their 'Festival Surgery' event as part of their planning for the 2015 Northern Ireland Human Rights Festival. This year the festival will take place between the 6 - 12 December. The Surgery is an informal opportunity to discuss ideas and options for events that groups may wish to organise as part of the 2015 festival. You don't need to have an event idea in mind in order to attend. You can simply come, listen, have a cup of coffee and hopefully get some inspiration. Please call the Human Rights Consortium on 028 9031 3780 or email at info@billofrightni.org for further information.

Belfast Mela 2015

Sunday 30th August, 12-6pm. Botanic Gardens, Belfast.

Mela is an artistically led celebration of culture and creativity, inspired by local and international talent and celebrates identity through a unique programme of music, dance, food and visual arts. The festival is endorsed across the community/voluntary, public and private sectors in Northern Ireland. To find out more, please visit the website.

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.

Developing your Fundraising Mix

Thursday 3rd September 2015, 10am-4pm. NICVA, Belfast.

This NICVA training session will provide practical steps on developing a fundraising strategy, help you consider the range of sources of funding and give you suggestions as to how to reduce your dependence on grant funding. The interactive session will use workshops and presentations and give you an opportunity to consider all the possible ways you can maximise your fundraising effort and resources for the greatest return. To find out more and book your place, click here.

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.

Bounce! Arts Festival Weekend

Thursday 3rd to Sunday 6th September 2015. Various venues across Belfast.

Established in 2012, Bounce showcases outstanding work by skilled writers, directors, actors, dancers and musicians who are disabled and deaf. All events are as disability and deaf accessible as possible, but Bounce is for everyone and will suit anyone with an open mind. A weekend pass will be available for £20, giving access to all Lyric ticketed events from Thursday to Sunday. Please see the online programme for full details.

WINI Info Day

Tuesday 8th September 2015, 10:30am-1pm. Small Wonders II, Belfast.

Women’s Information NI will be holding a Breast Awareness and Up to Date Sexual Health Information Day on Tuesday 8th September. Guest speakers will be Mary Crawford (CEO, Brook Advisory Clinic) and Isobel Loughran (Training & Development Coordinator, WRDA). All are welcome.

BBC Children in Need: Funding Opportunities Info Session

Tuesday 8th September 2015, 3-6pm and 6-8pm. The Alley Theatre, Strabane.

BBC Children in Need is hosting two information sessions in Strabane on Tuesday 8th September. All projects working with disadvantaged children and young people in the Strabane area are invited to attend. At the event, staff from BBC Children in Need will give details of funding opportunities and how to apply, and will offer individual, short meetings with groups who want to discuss their ideas. Refreshments will be available. Please contact Siobhan.McKenna@bbc.co.uk or telephone 028 9033 8221 to book your slot and to register to attend.

FWIN Networking Event 2015

Thursday 10th September 2015, 10.30am - 1.00pm. Holywell Building, Bishop Street.

FWIN's Networking Day offers an opportunity to find out about a range of services, support, advice, volunteer work and training available to women in the North West and throughout the Region. Those attending will have the chance to sign up for FWIN's forthcoming events and training. Please RSVP by Monday 7th September 2015, email: info@fwin.org.uk or telephone: 028 7126 6291.

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.

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.

ESRC Workshop

Monday 14th September 2014, 1-4pm. QUB.

The workshop is about community wellbeing and is part of the What Works Centre for Wellbeing community evidence programme, funded by UK Government (Economic and Social Research Council). The aim is to identify steps that government, both central and local, as well as community organisations can take to improve wellbeing. For further details please visit the website, or get in touch at whatworkswellbeing@cles.org.uk.

Launch of Gender Principles for Dealing with the Legacy of the Past

Tuesday 15 September 2015, 10.30am–1pm. Parliament Buildings, Stormont.

The Stormont House Agreement is the latest agreement outlining structures to deal with the past in Britain and Ireland. The Gender Principles seek to contribute to the effectiveness, quality and scope of what the Agreement could potentially deliver. The Gender Principles for Dealing with the Legacy of the Past is an independent initiative made up of a diverse multidisciplinary group of individuals with different perspectives and affiliations. Lunch will be provided, please RSVP to confirm your attendance to Philipp Schulz at Schulz-P@email.ulster.ac.uk. Further information here.

Implementing the Stormont House Agreement: Launch of Conference Report and Model Implementation Bill

Wednesday 16 September 2015, 10am-12pm. Conor Lecture Theatre, Ulster University, Belfast.

The December 2014 Stormont House Agreement provides for a set of new institutions to deal with the past in Northern Ireland. The implementation of the SHA commitments will require detailed legislation, and on the 18th May 2015 a major conference was held to examine and provide an independent perspective on the key elements of such legislation. This included presentation of elements of a draft Model Bill to implement the Agreement prepared by a drafting team comprised of representatives of the Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ), individual academics, visiting scholars from the Queen’s University of Belfast (QUB) and Ulster University. The final Model bill, amended following discussion and feedback at the conference will also be launched at this event. To book a place at this event please email Emma Patterson-Bennett at emma@caj.org.uk or call 028 9031 6000.

HOPE Programme: Information Session

Tuesday 15th September 2015, 10am-12.30pm (info session). Friday 25th September 2015, 10am-12:30pm and every Friday thereafter until 6th November (6 week course). Macmillan Information and Support Centre, Belfast City Hospital.

If you have or have had a cancer diagnosis the HOPE (Help Overcoming Problems Effectively) programme can help you set positive goals for your future. Supported by two trained HOPE facilitators it’s a great opportunity to meet others who have had a cancer diagnosis and explore proactive ways of taking control of your health and wellbeing. The Programme will run over 6 weekly sessions. For more info please call: 028 9070 8610 or email: nilearning@macmillan.org.uk.

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.

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.

Meet The Fundraiser One Off Event

Tuesday 22nd September 2015, 1.30-4.30pm. NICVA, Belfast.

An exclusive opportunity to meet with the professional fundraisers and get advice and ideas. As there are limited places, please register your interest on the website. All Expressions Of Interest forms are to be completed and returned by Friday 28th August 2015 at 5.00pm. For more information visit the NICVA website or contact Deirdre Murphy, deirdre.murphy@nicva.org.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

CHNI Homelessness Awareness Week 2015

Saturday 28th November to Saturday 5th December 2015. Various venues across NI.

HAW is an annual week to highlight the issue of homelessness across Northern Ireland, and to mark the continued efforts of organisations, staff, volunteers, and service users working in the sector, as well as highlighting the ongoing issue of homelessness. This will be its eight year in its current incarnation. Further details will be available at the website in due course.

“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.

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

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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