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Patient Engagement Weekly Bulletin – Tuesday 28th May 2019

Posted on 29th May, 2019 in News

Subject: New sexual violence therapies service for Avon and Somerset

Avon and Somerset Sexual Violence Consortium will be the new provider of the sexual violence psychological therapies service in Avon and Somerset from 1 June. The service provides essential support and treatment for people of all ages who have survived rape or serious sexual assault.

The Consortium is a group of local specialist service providers made up of Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support, with Bristol-based charities Womankind and The Green House.

Subject: Invitation to Carers Champions, Practice Managers and GPs only

You may have heard people talking about the film “Care as You Are” produced by Reveal Productions?

The general consensus is that this film could be an extremely useful resource for anyone/organisation who is involved in the care of someone with Dementia.

The film hits the heart of what it can be like caring for someone with this condition. I think that it would be fair to say, that most of us who have seen the film are in agreement that it could be a useful training tool; either as a stand-alone resource, or together with additional accompanying resources.

Click on the link below for the poster about a “Care as You Are” workshop on the 25 June which explores the opportunities to create a really useful training resource.


For further information, please contact Joanna@revealproductions.co.uk

Subject: Positive Pathways Programme

This exciting new programme is now live! Grants of £35,000 and £70,000 are available for Armed Forces charities working with members of the ex-forces community facing mental health or wellbeing challenges. We’d love to see projects by veterans, for veterans – show us that the veterans in your area want to be involved and love what you’re doing! If you have an activity based project – whether sports, arts, heritage or another outdoor activity, check out our website here for more information, including our programme guidance and how to apply.

Click here to view a video about the Positive Pathways Fund

If you would like to sign up to the Armed Forces Covenant Trust newsletter click here. Please inform communities@somerset.gov.uk if you are looking to submit a bid to the Covenant Fund Trust.

Kirsty Conger
Stronger Communities Support Officer
Health Inclusion Team
Public Health (B3 South)
Email: communities@somerset.gov.uk

Subject: Compass Disability Services Networking Event – 16 July 2019

We are holding a Networking Event on the 16 July 2019, at Compass Wellbeing Centre in Taunton between 12pm and 3pm. Click on the link for further information.


This event is aimed at organisations who provide support for people in regards to health and social care to help improve their wellbeing. We are providing a light lunch from 12pm and we will then commence the meeting after this. We would like as many organisations in attendance at this meeting as possible, as this will help to shape future meetings.

If you would like your organisation to come please contact Shannon Tarr on 01823 282823 or email Shannon@compassdisability.org.uk