April 2019

by | April 10th, 2019

 

Understanding Grief and Bereavement Workshops

 

Understanding Grief and Bereavement Workshops are a two hour workshop for people who are looking to understand some of the processes involved with grief and will give learners some of the ways to sensitively approach conversations to establish trust.

We have a number of courses running throughout the year, some of which we are just waiting for venues to be confirmed but we still have spaces on our 30th April course.

You can book your place on the course via the Livewell Southwest Academy

The course is open for anyone to attend but would especially be suited to you if you are a Wellbeing Champion as we are supporting Dying Matters Awareness week on the 13th to the 19th May 2019. This course will give you the ideas and confidence to encourage change to engage in conversations around dying with those around you change to death and dying.


 

Dying Matters Awareness Week 2019

 

As we mentioned we are supporting Dying Matters Awareness Week on the 13th to the 19th May 2019.

For the last couple of years, Dying Matters Awareness Week has challenged us all to answer a question: What Can You Do? How can we help ourselves, or families and our communities face up to death and bereavement?

This year they are asking us Are We Ready? It’s a question that challenges each of us on several levels. Are We Ready for our own deaths, or the deaths of those we care about? This is a practical question – wills, funeral planning and more – but of course it’s also emotional, even spiritual for some of us.  For many of us, the answer will not be ‘yes’. We know from the research we’ve done that most people haven’t taken care of the practical aspects, which include deciding on organ donation, and planning our future care. And even for those that have, the emotional aspect of being ready for death is challenging. Who is ever really ready to die?

Such questions are best faced with the help of others, which is why we’re asking ‘Are We Ready?’ To face death and dying is a challenge greater than any one of us can face alone, and it is all of our responsibility. We’re in this life together, so our question is asking much more of us than you might think.

 


 

Workplace Table Tennis Competition

 

Are you and your colleagues looking for something fun and different to do after work one day? Do you fancy yourself as a budding sportsperson or even just to to have some fun?

Plymouth City Council are running a Workplace Table Tennis night on the 8th May for teams of 5 (supporters and cheerleaders always welcome!) for only £20 per team.

If you would like more information or would like to enter a team please contact Adrian Cable (adrian.cable@plymouth.gov.uk) or call the Sports Development Team on 01752 307008.

 


 

Meat Free Monday

 

One You Plymouth are supporting a new campaign aimed at improving health, saving money and helping to reduce our carbon footprint all by having one meat free day a week.

Between April and June, we are all being encouraged to take part in the ‘Meat Free Monday’ initiative to discover how cutting down on your meat intake, even just one day a week, can make a world of difference.

Inspired by the national ‘Meat Free Monday’ campaign, One You Plymouth have been looking at ways they can motivate Plymouth to achieve a healthier lifestyle.

If you would like to support the campaign please click the “Take the Pledge” button above to show us your support.

If you would like more information and resources to help promote the campaign within your organisation Click Here to visit the One You Plymouth website or Email the team.

 


   

Compassionate City Initiative

 

St Luke’s are offering compassionate friends training, which is a part of Plymouth City Council’s Compassionate City initiative.

A Compassionate Friend LENDs a helping hand or friendly ear to friends, neighbours or colleagues who have a life limiting illness or affected by loss. The awareness session builds a compassionate friends’ skills and confidence to have open, honest and sensitive conversations and to think about ways they can help and support whose in their community.

The Session includes:
Breaking down taboos and myths about death and dying
Thinking about how we can have compassionate conversations
How taking the time to LEND a helping hand or a friendly ear can make a difference
What support services are available to those at end of life or experiencing loss

More information please Click Here