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Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon

Would you like to run in the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon on Sunday 8 October 2017 and raise funds to help Carers Network support even more local unpaid carers?

If so you can now apply for one of the charity ballot places we have available!

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This stunning central London half marathon, takes in the capital’s world-famous landmarks on closed roads, and four of London’s eight Royal Parks – Hyde Park, The Green Park, St James’s Park and Kensington Gardens!

To request an application form please email events@carers-network.org.uk

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International Women’s Day Celebration Event

Celebrate International Women’s Day on Sunday 26 March at Lydford Community Hall, 74 Fernhead Road, W9 3EW from 12pm – 6pm!

Come and enjoy Indian head massages, manicures, eyebrow threading, delicious Indian cuisine and much more!

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Have Your Say on New Plans for NHS

NHS England have told local NHS organisations to develop new plans for their local area.
Healthwatch Central West London want to know how much the public know about these plans and your views on them.

This questionnaire is open to anyone living in Westminster, Hammersmith & Fulham and Kensington & Chelsea.

You can complete the short survey here

By completing the survey before 10 March you will also be in with a chance of winning £20 worth of vouchers!

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Building Patient Participation Group (PPG) membership and representation

If you are a member of your GP practice PPG please join this workshop where the group will discuss how to increase the membership of PPGs, explore the ways of involving “hard to reach” people, share experiences and good practice, and have some fun!

This is open to PPG members in Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster and Hammersmith & Fulham

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Caring with Confidence: Free Online Sessions

Caring with Confidence can help you develop your skills and knowledge for your caring role.

• Learn simple techniques to help you care;
• Work at your own pace and at a convenient time;
• Do as much or as little at a time as you want;
• Find details of organisations that can give you further information and advice;
• Build up a collection of useful resources and notes.

There are seven online Caring with Confidence courses that can be accessed here: http://nhschoices.leopink.com/

Each course has several parts, which you can complete in order or dip into whenever you have time.

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2017

Mental Health Awareness Week 2017 (MHAW) will take place from 8-14 May 2017 with a theme of ‘surviving or thriving?’.

This year, rather than ask why so many people are living with mental health problems, the focus will be on seeking to uncover why too few of us are thriving with good mental health; because thriving is more than the absence of a mental health problem.

During the week of 8-14 May, the Mental Health Foundation will be producing a new report to highlight the numbers of us who feel stuck on ‘survive’.

They will be providing advice and insight into how we can build good mental health in the context of our work, our digital world, our parenting approach and in our communities.

The Mental Health Foundation will also be calling on the Government to do more to promote better mental health.

Nominate local heroes for a community award

Nominate someone for a Westminster Community Award to get them the recognition they deserve for their life-changing work!

There are no fewer than seven awards, including the City for All Volunteer of the Year award, that recognise both people and organisations.

The deadline for nominations is midnight Monday, 13 March 2017.

Find out more and nominate someone or an organisation here