Monthly Archive September 2018

ByRichard Corby

Uttlesford Local Strategic Partnership Annual Conference

The Uttlesford Local Strategic Partnership invites you to participate in its annual assembly, which this year will focus on 21st Century Visions for Living.

This half day event will offer the opportunity to listen to speakers presenting on Health Prevention, Housing and Digital Technology.

There will be case studies on the use of Smart Home Technology, how it continues to develop and support independent living. District Community Builders will present on Asset Based Community Development, highlighting the importance of local communities realising their strengths and creating connections to aid sustainability. The Housing Learning Network will speak about the developments being made in housing and Public Health England colleagues will offer an insight on health prevention and living well.

There will be the chance to express your vision of 21st Century Living over a free lunch.

Date and Time

Thu 1 November 2018

09:30 – 14:00 GMT

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ByRichard Corby

World Suicide Prevention Day

Monday 10th September is world suicide prevention day.

Suicide is the biggest cause of death in men under the age of 45 and it is rising in older men. 75% of all suicides in the UK are by men so this Suicide prevention day the Essex Shed Network wants to shine a light on the preventative role that Men in Shed projects can have.

There are many reasons why men may feel suicidal including periods of transition in their lives. Bereavement, retirement and poor health are all examples of why anyone may begin to feel isolated or depressed. Sheds bring people together and provide somewhere men can talk, shoulder to shoulder. Many Shedders will be in a position to relate to feelings associated with these transitions, they can offer a friend, support and understanding all in the form of a enjoyable hobby.

At the Essex Shed Network we know that Sheds make a difference and from talking to Shedders we know that the friendships at Sheds really do help when people are struggling with suicidal thoughts and their mental health.Read the stories of local Shedders David and Andy

For anyone struggling to cope, the Samaritans is there for you, around the clock every single day of the year. Please call them free at any time on 116 123. All calls are completely confidential.