Community Connection Newsletter – 1st edition

Reflections from Peoples Board meeting 18/07/19

Written by Peoples Board member, Adam Deacon Today’s PB (People’s Board) meeting was a productive one, which raised many challenging issues,  not least for the PB, health professionals, and the general public to carefully consider the immediate consequences and serious implications to meeting health needs. My personal reflections, will hopefully bring some useful insight into what’s needed to address the most essential issues. THE REPORT Twice this year, PB members met outside of their standard monthly meetings, to discuss the content and presentation of our pending annual Report. Sam had been working… Read More

Why it’s important to bring the voice of Central and Eastern European communities to the People’s Board

Written by Karol Wyszynski, Peoples Board member As a board member, I represent the diverse communities of Bradford. My experience revolves around Central and Eastern Communities; their work around mental health and wellbeing. As a member of Peoples’ Board I represent the people of Bradford but also as a Polish citizen I am part of the Central and Eastern European communities which makes those communities’ wellbeing close to my heart. I was really excited that Sharing Voices Bradford, an organization I am also involved with from a number of years, has started… Read More

Reflections from Peoples Board meeting 20/06/19

Written by Sam Samociuk, Peoples Board co-vice chair Reassured. I feel really reassured. There is a crisis building in the lives of children and young people, so much so that their well being and mental health is challenged every day. Being different, feeling anxious, caring for parents or siblings, becoming teenagers and young adults, being bullied, coping with social media. These are all pressures, many of which are very public, some are very private. These pressures can be made worse by deprivation, lack of opportunity and crises – like bereavements or divorce…. Read More

Peoples Board Meeting Summary – 20.06.19

Reassured. I feel really reassured. There is a crisis building in the lives of children and young people, so much so that their well being and mental health is challenged every day. Being different, feeling anxious, caring for parents or siblings, becoming teenagers and young adults, being bullied, coping with social media. These are all pressures, many of which are very public, some are very private. These pressures can be made worse by deprivation, lack of opportunity and crises – like bereavements or divorce.   We are a young city, we need… Read More

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