About this event
This event is being run by Kingston Voluntary Action.
COVID-19 has changed the shape of organisations across the world. This conference will look at how the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise organisations in the health and wellbeing sector can adapt and thrive in the future.
Join us online to listen to inspiring speakers and participate in practical workshops.
Please note the programme might be subject to slight changes.
10.00 - WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION
10.10 - DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC HEALTH AT KINGSTON COUNCIL
10.30 - BREAKOUT SESSION
10.50 - FEEDBACK AND ENERGISER
11.15 - A SOCIAL PRESCRIBING APPROACH TO SUPPORTING MENTAL HEALTH & WELLBEING IN YOUNG PEOPLE
StreetGames is at the forefront of youth social prescribing and will be speaking about their research programme and the insight gained into how social prescribing can work for young people.
11.55 - BREAK
12.10 - REDUCING HEALTH INEQUALITIES FOR BAME COMMUNITIES DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
BAME communities have been disproportionately represented in the burden of illness and death from COVID-19 and there is growing concern that this will only widen already existing health inequalities. Dr Tushna Vandrevala, Associate Professor in Health Psychology at Kingston University will draw on research evidence to discuss ways in which targeted intervention can reduce potential barriers to accessing health care.
12.50 - HOW DO WE TACKLE ISOLATION AND LONELINESS FOR THOSE THAT ARE DIGITALLY EXCLUDED
Olivia Field, Head of Health and Resilience Policy at the British Red Cross will be speaking.
1.30 - LUNCH BREAK
2.15 - WORKSHOPS (PLEASE CHOOSE ONE)
WORKSHOP 1 BUILDING A MORE DIGITALLY SAVVY TEAM
Superhighways will cover how you can support your staff and volunteers to become digitally competent. With practical ideas on how you can take your clients on the digital journey with you.
WORKSHOP 2 CREATING A MORE DIVERSE AND INCLUSIVE VOLUNTEER PROGRAMME
Volunteering Kingston will discuss the benefits of having a diverse volunteer base and what it means to be truly inclusive. By the end of the workshop, you will be able to plan a recruitment strategy to reach a more diverse group of volunteers.
WORKSHOP 3 FUNDING IN THE HEALTH AND WELLBEING ARENA
Kingston Voluntary Action will highlight available funding streams in the sphere of health and wellbeing and what is required to apply to them. By the end of the workshop participants will be aware of funding available to them; have identified potential funds to apply to, and be clear about the information that they need to provide to build a strong funding application to different funds.
WORKSHOP 4 HOW TO COMPASSIONATELY SUPPORT YOUR WORKFORCE AND VOLUNTEERS
Kingston Adult Education will present advice on how you can support your teams through these challenging times. The workshop will include an insight into how to support everyone with a compassionate approach to ensure both the needs of your employees/volunteers and you are met.