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HYPE CYMRU – Helping young people through empowerment.

Delivering workshop to key stage 2 and 3 and young people up to the age 25years old.

Workshops on feelings, mental health knowledge breaking down stigma attached to mental health and how to talk about mental health and who if you need help.

The project is run in Cardiff Newport Swansea and Wrexham. The first year we are working in Cardiff.

Working in primary schools secondary schools, youth centres and running our own shed were you can drop in during the day and evening to have a chat pick up information on mental health.

Talking mindfulness techniques to help with stress and anxiety and promoting the green prescription.

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Green prescription taking the youth out and about in wales, using a holistic approach. Having nature be the medicine taking time out looking at the greenery doing a form of exercise  usually walking. Taking the young people out of there every day life’s and using nature as break. Being mindful when you are on the walk and also to listen to your self when walking having that time away from the tv, music , pc and taking time with your own thoughts and talking. A step away from just texting as communication and the regular background noise in our everyday life.

www.hypecymru.org.uk/

Human Rights Day, a day of celebration, of remembrance and of recommitment

A Blog Post 

by Joe Stockley, Researcher, Diverse Cymru

“Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must — at that moment — become the centre of the universe.” –

Elie Wiesel

Today, the 10th of December, is Human Rights Day, a day of celebration, of remembrance, and of recommitment. It is 70 years since 1948, 70 years today from the date that the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. If you haven’t refreshed your reading of this seminal text, take five minutes to do so with this quick video from The Human Rights Action Centre:

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Video has sound)

There has rarely been greater need.

In The UK, the Institute of Fiscal Studies predicts that by 2021-22, nearly 40% of our children will be living in poverty[1]. A fifth of our population do so now. Where is the upholding of Article 22, the right to social security, and article 3, the right to life, liberty and security of person?

In his visit to the UK, Professor Philip Alston, UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights summarised that: “The experience of the United Kingdom, especially since 2010, underscores the conclusion that poverty is a political choice… Austerity could easily have spared the poor, if the political will had existed to do so”[2]

In order to curtail this rising tide of a poorer humanity, and a poorer Wales, more must be done. There is a belief among politicians that employment is the answer, that individuals should work, and therefore be free from poverty. But with the proliferation of zero-hour contracts, poor pay (25% of jobs in Wales are below living wage[3], and this figure is rising year on year), and a fragile future, ‘Employment as the answer’ looks to be an increasingly tenuous statement.

What then, is the answer?

A return to our Human Rights, with an enshrinement of that Declaration in our statutes when we fall out of the EU – an enshrinement that does not currently exist.  The EU laws on Human Rights are currently a backstop, when the UK leaves, they will no longer apply (though the UK government seems to believe our rights are already sustained by current UK statute).

The human rights that have been so supportive of the development of humankind across the last 70 years should be revisited, and defended. Discrimination must be challenged, in all its forms, and an equitable future for the people of Wales must be sustained.

 

[1] https://www.ifs.org.uk/publications/10028

[2] https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Issues/Poverty/EOM_GB_16Nov2018.pdf

[3] https://assets.kpmg.com/content/dam/kpmg/uk/pdf/2018/11/kpmg-living-wage-research-2018.pdf

Socialising and your community – Diverse Cymru engagement event

When:        Tuesday 11 December 2018                   

                   Registration and refreshments from 12:30 pm. Starts at 1 pm, ends 4 pm

Where:      The Learning Suite, Cardiff Story Museum, The Old Library, The Hayes, Cardiff, CF10 1BH

Welsh Government will be consulting on developing an all-ages document focused on supporting people to take part in activities in their communities to reduce isolation and loneliness. At this event you’ll have a chance to share your experiences, good and bad, any barriers and your ideas around:

  • Activities available in your communities for different diverse communities
  • Your experiences of going to community groups and activities
  • How social activities could be organised to involve you
  • Intergenerational activities
  • Your ideas on what could happen and how to support people to access social groups and activities and ideas on reducing loneliness and isolation

We welcome people from all diverse backgrounds including: Black and Minority Ethnic people, Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual people, Transgender people, People with different religions and beliefs, Older people, Young people, and Carers.

We can repay your travel, access, childcare, replacement care and other reasonable costs for attending.

We welcome people from all diverse backgrounds including:  Black and Minority Ethnic people, Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual people, Transgender people, People with different religions and beliefs, Older people, Young people, and Carers.

We can repay your travel, access, childcare, replacement care and other reasonable costs for attending

Please book your place by calling Shelagh on 029 2036 8888 ext 255 or emailing shelagh.maher@diverse.cymru

Join the Diverse Cymru team

Apprenticeship: Receptionist and Administrative Assistant

Would you like to work for a unique bespoke third sector organisation? Would you like to gain value skills and experience in a busy and rewarding work environment?

Diverse Cymru is a unique Welsh charity committed to supporting people faced with inequality and discrimination, promoting equality for all.

Working for us will mean joining a small but exciting organisation, we offer flexible working hours, pensions and other benefits.

Starting salary:  National Minimum Wage

Hours: 37 per week

Annual Leave: 28 days per annum, pro rata 

 

Closing Date: 5pm, Friday 7th December

Download the job description here: Receptionist and Administrative Assistant – Job Description

To apply for this vacancy, please visit the Careers Wales website 

Or, download, complete and return the job application form and equal opportunities monitoring form here Diverse Cymru Job Application Form  Diverse Cymru Equal Opportunities Form (Eng) 2018

 

People Choice Awards

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We are delighted to announce the return of Diverse Cymru’s Winter Ball and Excellence in Equality Awards. Diverse Cymru is a unique Welsh charity committed to supporting people faced with inequality and discrimination and through our Awards we recognise the achievements of organisations and individuals who have worked to promote equality and diversity in innovative and effective ways.

People’s Choice Award Nominations

If you know of an organisation or an individual who you believe has demonstrated excellence in equality in Wales please nominate them for this award by completing the attached nomination form and returning it to me by Monday 19 November 2018. Anyone can make a nomination for the People’s Choice Award.

The other awards categories are:

  • Excellence in Equality in the Third Sector
  • Excellence in Equality in the Public Sector
  • Excellence in Equality in the Private Sector
  • People’s Choice Award
  • Diverse Cymru Volunteer of the Year
  • Diverse Cymru Staff Member of the Year

 

Peoples Choice nomination form

or

Submit a nomination for People’s Choice Award online

We hope that you will join us at the Diverse Cymru Winter Ball and Awards Ceremony where we will be presenting the winners with their awards. This will take place on:

7 pm – late, Friday 7 December 2018            

Portland House, 113 – 116 Bute St, Cardiff CF10 5EQ.

The theme of the Ball is “100 Years of Women’s Voices in Wales” and the night will include a three course meal, live entertainment with the excellent Cougar band and a DJ.

Tickets:    

£20 plus booking fee

£15 for Diverse Cymru service users

£15 concessions

To purchase tickets, please go to  Eventbrite.com.

Or for payments by cash or cheque please visit our office between 10 am and 3 pm.

We cannot accept any money on the night and cannot assign places without payment in advance.

Sponsorship Opportunities are also available for Diverse Cymru’s Winter Ball and Awards Ceremony, please see attached brochure for further information.

Sponsorship Opportunities Diverse Cymru Winter Ball and Awards 2018

 

We very much hope that you will join us at our celebration of the best of equality and diversity in Wales. I would be grateful if you could please pass this information on to anyone who you think would be interested. If you have any queries please email info@diverse.cymru or call me on 029 2036 8888 ext 255.

 

 

 

 

 

Diverse Cymru’s 2018 Winter Ball and Award Ceremony.

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7pm till Late, Friday, December 7th

Portland House, 113 – 116 Bute St, Cardiff CF10 5EQ

We are delighted to invite you to join us for the returning Diverse Cymru Winter Ball and Excellence in Equality Awards.

This year, we take the theme,“100 Years of Women’s Voices in Wales”, acknowledging the immense contribution women have made to equality in Wales, from the Suffragette movement to the present day.

Diverse Cymru is a unique Welsh charity committed to supporting people faced with inequality and discrimination. Working alongside other organisations, with help from our volunteers and the input from our wonderful clients and carers, we strive to make Wales a fair place for all.

Through our awards, we recognise the achievements of those organisations and individuals, working hard to promote equality and diversity in innovative and effective ways, across Wales.

People’s Choice Awards Nominations.

This year, we are pleased to offer you the chance to nominate an organisation or an individual who you believe has demonstrated excellence in equality in Wales, for the People’s Choice Award.

Nominations can be made by completing downloading and completing the Peoples Choice nomination form  and returning it to us, or by clicking here and filling in the nomination form online.

Nominations must be made by 5pm Monday 19th November.

Other award categories include:

Excellence in Equality in the Third Sector

Excellence in Equality in the Public Sector

Excellence in Equality in the Private Sector

Diverse Cymru Volunteer of the Year

Diverse Cymru Staff Member of the Year

We very much hope that you will join us at our celebration of the best of equality and diversity in Wales.

The night includes a delicious three course Christmas meal, with live entertainment from the excellent Cougar and a DJ to end the night in style.

To purchase tickets, please go to  Eventbrite.com

Tickets:    

£20 plus booking fee

£15 for Diverse Cymru service users

£15 concessions

For payments by cash or cheque please visit our office between 10 am and 3 pm.

Unfortunately, we will not be able to accept any money on the night and cannot assign places without payment in advance.

If you have any queries please email info@diverse.cymru or call 029 2036 8888 ext 255.

Sponsorship Opportunities are also available for Diverse Cymru’s Winter Ball and Awards Ceremony, please see attached brochure for further information.

Sponsorship Opportunities Diverse Cymru Winter Ball and Awards 2018   

Data Protection

We take your privacy very seriously and we promise to keep your personal data secure and not share or sell it to anyone. We will only use information you give us on this form to contact you about Diverse Cymru’s Winter Ball and Awards. You can withdraw your consent at any time by emailing info@diverse.cymru or  writing to the Liz Chambers, Media and Communications Officer, Diverse Cymru, 307 – 315 Cowbridge Road East, Canton Cardiff, CF5 1JD.

 

 

 

BME Mental Health Workplace Good Practice Certification Scheme

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New initiative for cultural competence in Mental Health Care

Date: Thursday, 11 October 2018

 

A new initiative aimed to improve cultural competence in social care and Mental Health services will today be officially launched by the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services.

The BME Mental Health Workplace Good Practice Certification Scheme developed by equalities charity Diverse Cymru and endorsed by the Royal College of Psychiatrists in Wales is designed for professionals that work with BME communities in Wales, in efforts to improve the accessibility and quality of social care and mental health services.

The initiative provides tools and resources to help practitioners provide a culturally appropriate service that importantly will help them assess and measure year on year the competency of the services provided.

The initiative has been financially supported by Welsh Government as part of their Section 64 Third Sector Mental Health Grants 2018-2021. for projects to support people with mental ill health across Wales.

 

Suzanne Duval, BME Mental Health Manager at Diverse Cymru said:

“Research has shown that BME people are less likely to seek support for mental ill health at an early stage due to cultural barriers and so they access services much later, when their illness is more severe.

I have seen many times over the years how simple changes could make a world of difference to those trying to access social care and mental health services, and I’m thrilled by the endorsement from the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the funding and support from the Welsh Government for this initiative which is the first of its kind in the UK.

Research has shown that cultural appropriateness may be the most important factor in the accessibility of services by BME communities. Developing culturally sensitive practices can help reduce barriers to effective treatment.”

Professor Keith Lloyd, Chair of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in Wales said:

“Diverse Cymru provides valuable support for our NHS mental health services by providing a voice and support for people from BME communities in Wales.

It’s intended that this resource will help support healthcare professionals with further relevant techniques and interventions to deliver an effective culturally competent, patient centred service.”

Vaughan Gething AM, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services said:

 

“Ethnic minority communities can sometimes encounter issues accessing appropriate healthcare they are not always aware of the services they are entitled to and how to access them.

This Certification Scheme will assist mental health organisations and practitioners to ensure they develop culturally appropriate services to improve access to mental health services among ethnic minority communities.”

for further information www.diversecymru.org.uk/main-page/

Diverse Cymru’s Creative Bursary 2018

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Diverse Cymru is pleased to announce our new training and support bursary for diverse people working in Wales’ high-end film and TV industries.

Supported by the High-end TV Levy Fund managed by Creative Skillset, we are offering a simple training bursary and mentoring programme for people from protected characteristic groups, who already have some experience in the industry and wish to further develop their skills and knowledge.

Working with well-known industry training organisations, we will be awarding 6 people a training package up to the value of £500 each.

Successful applicants will choose their own training options and will be paired up with mentors from within the industry who will be able to support them through the training and on wards.

For those not successful in the bursary process, we will offer support and advice to access any number of other opportunities currently available such as free training, mentoring, and access to support networks. We will provide links with existing industry networks to get their faces and names known, and to have the opportunity to gain access to work opportunities in real time.

 

This opportunity is open to anyone who identifies from one or more protected characteristic groups, eg.  LGBT, BME or from the disabled community.

If you are interested or know of anyone who could use the support, we are offering 3 application options:

  1. You/they can complete the simple application form attached and return it to us
  2. You/they can email us and request a telephone interview to directly answer the questions
  3. You/they can submit a film/short video clip of you answering the questions

Please see the attached:

  • Document explaining more about the Bursary and how to apply.
  • The application form
  • The Monitoring form

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Diverse Cymru Equal Opportunities Form (Eng)

The deadline for applications is the 14th September 2018

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