Events

Spark Training Programme
From 8th Jul 2020 to 23rd Jul 2020

An affordable programme of webinars and bite-size online learning sessions for Somerset charities and community groups. 

Here's what's coming up

Dementia Friends Session

A free, hour-long information session with Dementia Friends Champion, Alison Carter. Find out more about what dementia is, what it's like to live with the condition, and the little things we can all do to help. At the end of the session you'll get to pledge an action to show your support. Julie Woan, Alzheimer’s Society's South Somerset Dementia Support Worker, will also be joining to help answer questions and queries about local provision.

Thursday 13th August, 11am to 12pm. Free to attend. Find out more and book your space here.

Mental Health Awareness

This half-day session will be useful for groups or volunteers who are supporting other people within their community and would like a better understanding of mental health. It will help you to recognise a range of conditions and give you the confidence to support someone who is in distress or experiencing mental health issues. We’ll also look at how to challenge stigma around the subject, and some of the ways you can look after your own mental health and wellbeing. Participants will receive a certificate and manual.

Thursday 27th August, 9:30am to 1:30pm. £15 per person to attend. Find out more and book your space here.

Previous webinars

You can catch up on our previous webinars on our YouTube channel

An excellent webinar covering all the important topics around setting up community support and mutual aid groups in an emergency. It helped to confirm some of our practice, improve other aspects and answer questions we had been guessing at.

Webinar participant, April 2020.

Can't see what you're looking for? If there's a specific topic you would like us to cover in a webinar, please email training@sparksomerset.org.uk.