AFCS WOMEN’S GROUP PROJECT SUMMARY

In August last year, we launched the Heart of England women’s group – a yearlong Programme funded by heart Of England.

We decided we wanted to explore the relationship between providing therapeutic support and connecting spaces for women, and the impact of their social interaction as well as their well-being to see if they created friendships.

Volunteers took part in a short face to face or online survey which was by invite only.

The survey was an opportunity for participants to:

1.  Learn more about A Father’s Child Services CIC work around encouraging autonomy for service users

2.  Understand how promoting safe spaces for women to connect and be celebrated and to help women was received

3.  For women to share their own perspectives and experiences related to our community project

In the meantime, if you would like to read more about the project, you can read more about the project via the AFCS Associates & Partners page.

All Age Autism (AAA) project

we are delighted to extend the following offerings

  1. Advocacy Services: We offer flexible weekly drop-in sessions, designed to accommodate your unique needs.
     
  2. Support for Individuals Diagnosed with Autism: Our program is tailored to provide assistance and guidance to those diagnosed with autism.
     
  3. Support for Individuals Experiencing Undiagnosed Symptoms: We are here to lend a helping hand to individuals grappling with undiagnosed symptoms.
     
  4. Support for Family Members and Friends Aiding Those Affected by Autism: We extend our support to family and friends who play a crucial role in the lives of individuals impacted by autism.
     
  5. Free Limited-Space Counseling Service:Please note that terms and conditions apply for this valuable service.
     
  6. Creative Arts Workshops: We encourage creative expression and exploration.
     
  7. Coding and Webpage Building: For those interested in web design and programming.

The Spectrum Creators (TSC)

Empowering Learners to Express today in a creative way. 

Program details

The Spectrum Creators program is produced for autistic and neuro divergent learners aged 7 to 12. The project will continue fortnightly, every other Monday. 
Half Term: Monday 30th October to Friday 3rd November!
Start: 10am – 12pm
The Program Objectives

The week long program consists of five 2-hour workshops and is driven by daily learning objectives and home based activities, which nurture learners to develop social skills, performing skills and to grow in confidence.

The Team

The program is facilitated by a qualified teacher in Primary Education who specialises in creative arts alongside other music-producing and film professionals.

All practitioners obtain an up-to-date DBS to work safely with children.

LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE!
Please complete the referral

YEF COMMUNITY RESEARCH PROJECT

THE LOZELLS AND NEWTOWN YEF COMMUNITY RESEARCH PROJECT

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The Youth Endowment Fund (YEF) aims to prevent children and young people becoming involved in violence, by finding out what works, for whom and why. The Neighbourhood Fund is one of the programmes that YEF is funding. It’s aim is to understand if and how empowering people to make decisions about their local neighbourhoods prevents children from becoming involved in violence.


BVSC Research and their partners University of Birmingham and University of Wolverhampton, were commissioned to undertake community research and co-design activity. This activity sat across three phases, Feasibility, Discovery and Co-Design. The first phase saw Lozells and Newtown identified as the ‘hyperlocal’ area of focus for the Neighbourhood Fund. This report sets out the findings from the second phase, the Discovery Phase.


The Discovery phase was led by the University of Birmingham, employing the Use-It model of Community Research. The research focused on exploring the ideas of local people in relation to the needs of the area and potential solutions. The aim was to seek the views of individuals from the
community who would not usually have a voice. To achieve this, the University of Birmingham recruited 29 individuals who live and work in Lozells and Newtown and provided accredited community research
training. 13 individuals went forward to complete 38 interviews with individuals from the area.

Interviewees came from a range of different communities and included individuals who had personal experience of youth violence, having been victims of violence, spent time in prison, witnessed the aftermath of stabbings, experienced police brutality and lost close friends to knife and gun crime.

Read more in the PDF below.

Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone This April 2023

We are back with April’s Group, so please set a side some time for the 28th April 2023 6:00 – 8:00PM

HOT TOPIC! Social Media: Parents usage & the Impact on their children!

28th April 2023 // 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm // Online every month *In person Groups and Outings monthly

Ladies, it’s time to make a difference join The Nubian Team (TNT) as we take you on a journey of self discovery with our group designed for woman!

Pitch Your Brand!

Pitch your brand to our group. Local Entrepreneurs and business people we’ll help to get you out there.

Get On It

Discussing a key topic, thoughts and opinions in a non-judgemental location. (See Eventbrite for Topic!)

Online and In-person

We have a safe space to talk and connect with other like-minded individuals – Find out more please get in touch with us.

Help & Support

Find out what’s happening in your community and where to get support.

Join our ‘The Nubian Team’ to get on top of topics that affect us but are normally avoided.

The Hot Topic for 28th April 2023:-

‘Social Media: Parents usage & the Impact on their children’

Topic: TNT Women’s Group ZOOM 2023

Save the link!: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime

Join Zoom Meeting 18:00 – 20:00

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Meeting ID: 837 7707 2518

Passcode: 124633

One tap mobile

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Dial by your location

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Let’s speak the unspoken and stand firm in who we are and what we do!

Our organisational Project to breakdown the narrative of mental health is called RESPECT which stands for:

Respecting, Every, Single, Perspective/Person’s, Emotional, Challenge, Together.

We hope that embodying RESPECT we can make this Podcast/Group a safe space to be genuine, to cry, to hurt, to deal with shame and all the things that life throws at us, including the ‘Inequalities’ that impact women.

Our Women’s group is launching thanks to the support of Heart Of England that have funded the project. It will consists of three strands:-

  1. Monthly online podcast
  2. Face to face workshops
  3. Community events, so ‘Watch this space‘ for future updates!

We will have ‘Well Women Packs’ as guest give away in our online competitions and face to face groups.

Sadly , Black women we are 4 times more likely to die in pregnancy or giving birth than our white counterparts.(BBC, 2022)

45% of Black women working in white-collar jobs in the UK believe they will be overlooked for promotion despite having equal competence as a non-Black female colleague. (Black Women In The UK Workplace Online)

All of these intersectionality’s will have an impact on our Mental Health.

We will discuss the issues that raise the uncomfortableness, while facilitating a safe space that we can Support and Empower each other.

Most importantly RESPECT each other.

Respecting, Every, Single, Perspective/Person’s, Emotional, Challenge, Together.

For more information on how you can be involved please contact us

(TNT) Third time’s a charm

Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone with our third TNT group discussion set for March 3rd 2023.

The AFC services Female ‘The Nubian Team’ (TNT) Launch the women’s group to discuss issues that affect us!

Pitch Your Brand!

Pitch your brand to our group. Local Entrepreneurs and business people we’ll help to get you out there.

Get On It

Discussing a key topic, thoughts and opinions in a non-judgemental location. (See Eventbrite for Topic!)

Online and In-person

We have a safe space to talk and connect with other likeminded individuals – Find out more please get in touch with us.

Help & Support

Find out what’s happening in your community and where to get support.

When and where

Date and time

Fri, 3 March 2023, 18:00 – 20:00 GMT

Location

Online for more information please click here to book your tickets.

About this event

Join our ‘Nubian Team’ to get on top of topics that affect us but are normally avoided.

The Hot Topic for 03rd March 2023:-

‘Are black women allowed to be vulnerable? Do black women trust other black women to be vulnerable?’

Topic: TNT Women’s Group ZOOM 2023

Save the link!: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime

Join Zoom Meeting 18:00 – 20:00

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83777072518?pwd=VHM4aDdsVExZc2dmbk1LVUxVU0Fydz09

Meeting ID: 837 7707 2518

Passcode: 124633

One tap mobile

+442034815237,,83777072518#,,,,*124633# United Kingdom

+442034815240,,83777072518#,,,,*124633# United Kingdom

Dial by your location

+44 203 481 5237 United Kingdom

+44 203 481 5240 United Kingdom

Let’s speak the unspoken and stand firm in who we are and what we do!

Our organisational Project to breakdown the narrative of mental health is called RESPECT which stands for:

Respecting, Every, Single, Perspective/Person’s, Emotional, Challenge, Together.

We hope that embodying RESPECT we can make this Podcast/Group a safe space to be genuine, to cry, to hurt, to deal with shame and all the things that life throws at us, including the ‘Inequalities’ that impact women.

Our Women’s group is launching thanks to the support of Heart Of England that have funded the project. It will consists of three strands:-

  1. Quarterly online podcast
  2. Face to face workshops
  3. Community events, so ‘Watch this space‘ for future updates!

We will have ‘Well Women Packs’ as guest give away in our online competitions and face to face groups.

Sadly , Black women we are 4 times more likely to die in pregnancy or giving birth than our white counterparts.(BBC, 2022)

45% of Black women working in white-collar jobs in the UK believe they will be overlooked for promotion despite having equal competence as a non-Black female colleague. (Black Women In The UK Workplace Online)

All of these intersectionality’s will have an impact on our Mental Health.

We will discuss the issues that raise the uncomfortableness, while facilitating a safe space that we can Support and Empower each other.

Most importantly RESPECT each other.

Respecting, Every, Single, Perspective/Person’s, Emotional, Challenge, Together.

Suicide Prevention Webinar

DEAR ALL DUE TO A TECHNICAL ISSUE, WE WHERE UNABLE TO START OUR SUICIDE PREVENTION WEBINAR, PLEASE STAY CONNECTED WITH US, AS WE WILL BE REARRANGING THE DATE.

WE ARE SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.

This webinar aims to teach the basic skills needed to identify someone who may be thinking about suicide and to enable them to engage the support they need , eventually signposting that person onto a suicide first aider or other professional support.

The insight gained from this webinar on the topic of suicide and the continuum that prevails will aid learners to become more aware of their interactions with people potentially needing support.  

Date: March 22, 2023

Time: Wednesday, 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Facilitator Name:  Michelle Kelly

The learning outcomes aim to raise your insight so that you can spot the early signs of someone needing support, before they escalate to crisis point. Statistics show that the earlier intervention takes place the better the outcomes are for a fuller recovery.

  • Understand how language and the Stigma that can be attached can hinder or aid the support of someone in crisis.
  • Understand the Suicide Continuum
  • Understand the Intention of behavior versus outcome of behavior 
  • Postvention, responding to safeguard after an incident
  • Understand the importance of self-care when supporting others in crisis

For more information on this webinar please visit: https://chooselovemovement.org/events/suicide-prevention/?occurrence=2023-03-22

For more information on choose love events please visit: https://legacy.chooselovemovement.org/events/

The Nubian Team (TNT) We are back for session 2!

Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone

Ladies, it’s time to make a difference join The Nubian Team (TNT) as we take you on a journey of self discovery with our second session!

BOOK YOUR FREE TICK CLICK HERE

To download and share the flyer as a PDF Click Here

Pitch Your Brand!

Pitch your brand to our group. Local Entrepreneurs and business people we’ll help to get you out there.

Get On It

Discussing a key topic, thoughts and opinions in a

non-judgemental location. (See Eventbrite for Topic!)

Online and In-person

We have a safe space to talk and connect with other likeminded individuals – Find out more please get in touch with us.

Help & Support

Find out what’s happening in your community and where to get support.

Let’s speak the unspoken and stand firm in who we are and what we do!

Our organisational Project to breakdown the narrative of mental health is called RESPECT which stands for: Respecting, Every, Single, Perspective/Person’s, Emotional, Challenge, Together.

We hope that embodying RESPECT we can make this Podcast/Group a safe space to be genuine, to cry, to hurt, to deal with shame and all the things that life throws at us, including the ‘Inequalities’ that impact women.

Our Women’s group is launching thanks to the support of Heart Of England that have funded the project. It will consists of three strands:

  1. Quarterly online podcast
  2. Face to face workshops
  3. Community events, so ‘Watch this space‘ for future updates!

We will have ‘Well Women Packs’ as guest give aways in our online competitions and face to face groups.

Sadly , Black women we are 4 times more likely to die in pregnancy or giving birth than our white counterparts.(BBC, 2022)

45% of Black women working in white-collar jobs in the UK believe they will be overlooked for promotion despite having equal competence as a non-Black female colleague. (Black Women In The UK Workplace Online)

All of these intersectionalities will have an impact on our Mental Health.

We will discuss the issues that raise the uncomfortableness, while facilitating a safe space that we can Support and Empower each other. Most importantly RESPECT each other. Respecting, Every, Single, Perspective/Person’s, Emotional, Challenge, Together.

How to join the event:

BOOK YOUR FREE TICK CLICK HERE
Or give us a call office: 0121 389 4922, Mobile: 07731523297

We hope to see you on the day!

We would like to thank our partners and sponsors for being apart of The Nubian Team (TNT)

Heart of England, Umbrella, Catalyst 4 Change, Got Da Juice

Special Thank You

Dear members thank you, for all the positive feedback and follow ups you have given.

The picture and message was from a member that attend the first TNT session.

“Had a Fabulous time on the walk this morning. Lovely to meet you all, looking forward to next time. Got home and opened the “little goody bag” As Letisha Gordon called it. Nothing little about it lots of treats to use!! Thank you so much.”

Had a Fabulous time on the walk this morning. Lovely to meet you all, looking forward to next time. Got home and opened the "little goody bag" As Letisha Gordon called it. Nothing little about it lots of treats to use!! Thank you so much.

The Nubian Team (TNT) – Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone

28th October 2022 // 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm // Online and in person

Ladies, it’s time to make a difference join The Nubian Team (TNT) as we take you on a journey of self discovery with our first group designed for woman!

To book your FREE Ticket please see below

Join our ‘Nubian Team’ to get on top of topics that affect us but are normally avoided.

Hot Topic for 28th October 2022‘Can Women fulfil the role where absent males leave a void for our children?’

Let’s speak the unspoken and stand firm in who we are and what we do! Our organisational Project to breakdown the narrative of mental health is called RESPECT which stands for: Respecting, Every, Single, Perspective/Person’s, Emotional, Challenge, Together.

We hope that embodying RESPECT we can make this Podcast/Group a safe space to be genuine, to cry, to hurt, to deal with shame and all the things that life throws at us, including the ‘Inequalities’ that impact women.

Our Women’s group is launching thanks to the support of Heart Of England that have funded the project. It will consists of three strands:

  1. Quarterly online podcast
  2. Face to face workshops
  3. Community events, so ‘Watch this space‘ for future updates!

We will have ‘Well Women Packs’ as guest give aways in our online competitions and face to face groups.

Sadly , Black women we are 4 times more likely to die in pregnancy or giving birth than our white counterparts.(BBC, 2022)

45% of Black women working in white-collar jobs in the UK believe they will be overlooked for promotion despite having equal competence as a non-Black female colleague. (Black Women In The UK Workplace Online)

All of these intersectionalities will have an impact on our Mental Health.

We will discuss the issues that raise the uncomfortableness, while facilitating a safe space that we can Support and Empower each other. Most importantly RESPECT each other. Respecting, Every, Single, Perspective/Person’s, Emotional, Challenge, Together.

AFCS CIC (The Nubian Team)

Please share this flyer with friends and family that you feel would enjoy being apart of our event.

You can download a PDF version of our flyer by clicking here.

Pitch Your Brand!
Pitch your brand to our group.

Online and In-person
We have a safe space to talk and connect with other like-minded individuals – Find out more please get in touch with us.

Help & Support
Find out what’s happening in your community.

Get On It
A place to share your thoughts and ideas in a non-judgemental location.

How to join the event:

Reserve your spot on Eventbrite simply: click here
Or give us a call office: 0121 389 4922, Mobile: 07731523297

We hope to see you on the day!

We would like to thank our partners and sponsors for being apart of The Nubian Team (TNT)

Heart of England, Umbrella, Catalyst 4 Change, Got Da Juice

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