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» Strategic Communications Training for small voluntary sector organisations

How and why do we form attitudes, and how do we connect our causes to the values that matter most to people. Equally Ours' free strategic communications trainings will give you a broad grounding in strategic communications theory and practice, and teach you how to use this approach in your work. If you’re a communicator or campaigner working on poverty and inequality, this training is for you.

» Online grooming & exploitation training for parents & carers

The Prevent Team and Integrated Gangs & Exploitation Unit fo Westminster City Council have partnered up to deliver a 1,5-hour session for parents and carers on online grooming and exploitation. The session aims to raise awareness of the different forms and effects of online grooming and exploitation on children and young people and to equip parents and carers to prevent it, intervene early and respond appropriately.

» ALAS Social Drawing Project

Applied Live Art Studio is working with Museum of London to develop a new work of art about living through the pandemic. The project will offer Londoners, who have chronic or long-term mental health needs, a space to explore their experiences of the pandemic and lockdown and how it may affect their personal wellbeing.

» FREE safeguarding events for staff, volunteers and service users

The Advocacy Project is hosting a number of Safeguarding events taking place in March: Refresher safeguarding training for staff and volunteers – 18 March 10am-12pm; Supporting service users to keep safe cascading training for staff and volunteers - 26 March 10am–12pm; How to keep safe awareness workshop for service users – 19 March 10am-12pm; and How to keep safe Accessible workshop for service users with moderate needs – 24 March 10.30am – 12pm.

» Challenging Racism Training

Free online training for professionals from Black, Asian, and Minority ethnic backgrounds on how to support clients that experience Islamophobia and other types of racism. Training will be delivered by solicitor Saimah Malik from the Legal Remedy Centre delivered in conjunction with Assist & Empower and Kulan Somali Organisation.

» MEWSo Workshops weekly timetable

Please see the following weekly calendar of online workshops offered by Middle Eastern Women and Society organisation. Workshops include: Mum and baby club; All things creative; Zumba; Body & Mind - Yoga, Mindfulness and Storytelling; Conversational English for beginners; IT made simple; and Sing (in Farsi).

» FREE NWL Covid Rehab Webinars

NHS North West London are offering free online weekly webinars to help you in your recovery from Covid-19 and the impact of the pandemic on us all. Topics include: Managing anxiety; Introduction to mindfulness; Understanding low mood; Let's talk about sleep; and more.

» Change4Life training for partner organisations

Free support available for staff from local services, organisations and schools to promote the physical and emotional health and wellbeing of children and their families. A free, new Change4Life Service is now available in Kensington and Chelsea, and Westminster to support children, young people and families most at risk of poor health outcomes to eat well and keep active. The service will be delivered by Family Action, Health Education Partnership (HEP) and London Sports Trust and will consist of workforce training, health promotion outreach, healthy lifestyle clubs, an advice service, coaching scheme and neighbourhood projects.

» Abbey Centre's Wellbeing Workshops (Wednesdays 2 -3.30pm via Zoom)

Discover new skills and new ways to look after your mental and physical wellbeing with our series of interactive online workshops with expert speakers. Sessions include: Emotional wellbeing; Chakra Tune-up meditation; Nutrition advice and making healthy snacks; Jewellery making; Yoga Nidra technique meditation; and Art sessions.

» Sport for Confidence Zoom Timetable

Although it’s not the best start to the year with yet another lockdown we’d like to reassure you that the Sport for Confidence team are still here to help. We will be delivering Zoom sessions throughout the week for anyone who would like to join us as well as offering telephone support for anyone who may need some extra support and guidance during lockdown.

» Carers Network Calendar of Activities

During the current lockdown Carers Network is continuing to run a busy programme of free online and telephone activity groups for local unpaid carers. These include new weekly telephone groups on food discussion, creative writing and poetry appreciation. Carers who do not have access to a computer or reliable broadband – or who are just put off from joining online Zoom sessions can call in and enjoy these activities.

» 'How to Zoom' training for older residents PLUS Open Age main office number change

Are you doubtful, anxious, not sure if it's for you? Then join our 'How to Zoom' sessions. Open Age are offering small, supportive, tutor-led group sessions specific to your device. ALSO please note that Open Age have now changed their main office number to 020 4516 9978.

» Baby and Me Group

Notting Dale Maternity Champions are happy to restart their 'Baby & Me' sessions for parents and pre-school children. We are collaborating with Alex D Great, the local calypso artist and storyteller, so you can expect a lot of live music, stories and fun. As always, our Maternity Champions would offer information and support. The sessions will be held on Zoom every Monday at 10am.

» 'Wellbeing for All' - New service from Henna!

Henna Asian Women's group has partnered with Westminster Adult Education Services to provide amazing skill-based courses for women in Westminster and neighbouring boroughs. Services include Yoga, Zumba, Holistic massages, Cake decorating, Jewellery design, Needlecraft and many more. FREE for women on benefits otherwise membership fees apply.

» Life in the UK weekly lessons

Henna Asian Women's Group are offering weekly sessions to assist people with learning for the Life in the UK test. Sessions will be offered online every Friday from 11am - 12pm.