1 - 8 February
Storytelling is a valuable tool for engaging people through their emotions, values and imaginations. Hold a storytelling session in your local community space so everyone can enjoy the benefits.
Mental health problems affect one in four of us, yet too many people are made to feel isolated, ashamed and worthless because of this. Time to Talk Day encourages everyone to be more open about mental health - to talk, listen, to change lives. We're proud to be working closely with Time to Change and PGtips this year to encourage people to share a cuppa with a neighbour or friend and have a chat.
Don't just think about your friends, write to them! Whether an ecard, a store bought card or a homemade one, reach out to a friend and make their day.
The origins of this day are not known, but it's celebrated every year. Take the opportunity to meet someone new by taking a chance and just saying hello to someone in the park, or join an interest group. New friends can open up new horizons and opportunities and are one of life's valuable assets.
Celebrate this week, (and Random Act of Kindess Day on the 17th) in any way you feel! From something small to something large, feel the power of an act of kindness. The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation spread the celebrations over a week, from 16-23, so why not try one kind act each day? Small steps make a BIG difference!
16 - 22 February
WindRose Community Camps are launching in North Belfast this February mid-term break. Ten fully funded places are available for children aged 3-7 years with a diagnosis of autism or those on the waiting list for assessment.
We’re excited to be back at the SCVO Gathering this year. We’re bringing our Little Land of Big Lunches and we're hosting an event, Strong Community Bonds Matter on Wednesday 19, talking to voluntary sector organisations about how they can play a role in bringing communities together through The Big Lunch. Pop along and say hello!
Wednesday 26 February
Save the date and join us for lunch to help launch The Big Lunch in Wales for 2020.