MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WORKSHOP – 17 OCTOBER IN LEEDS

This course is a one day session delivered by an Open University lecturer and is open to UNISON members and activists.

Objectives for the day

  • Understand the main mental health problems that people face
  • Gain an insight into the experience of having mental distress
  • Explore some strategies for promoting good mental health
  • Be able to take a revised awareness to the workplace

What the day covers

  • Mental health issues
  • Perception of mental health
  • Experiencing mental health problems
  • Types of mental health problems (including anxiety, depression, suicide and self harm, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, personality disorders, eating disorders)
  • Legal considerations
  • What can individuals do
  • Medication and treatment
  • Useful organisations and signposting

If you’re interested in attending, please email t.shearer@unison.co.uk

WOMEN’S TRAINING EVENT – 21 OCTOBER IN LEEDS

 

Are you a Branch Women’s Officer or interested in becoming one?

Come to our one-day Branch Women’s Officer course.

Saturday 21 October

10am–4.30pm

UNISON Regional Office, Commerce House, Wade Lane, Leeds, LS2 8NJ

Cost is £25, payable by your branch.

Contact Jo Turnbull (j.turnbull@unison.co.uk / 0113 218 2322) by Friday 6 October 2017 if you would like to attend.

PRE-RETIREMENT WORKSHOP – 31 OCTOBER IN LEEDS

Are you retiring or considering retiring in the next 18 months? Join our workshop and prepare for the next stage of your life.

Learn how to

  • create your own path from the world of work to the world of retirement
  • identify changes in pensions and financial regulations which will affect your retirement decisions
  • identify the long term issues affecting your retirement
  • identify personal and lifestyle actions which will help to improve your retirement
  • start the process of planning for a successful retirement

If you’re interested in attending, please email t.shearer@unison.co.uk

FREE SCREENING OF I, DANIEL BLAKE AT CITY CAMPUS

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Ken Loach’s starkly moving film I, Daniel Blake was a hit with the public and critics alike when it was released in 2016, and recently won a Bafta for Best British Film. It tells the story of Daniel Blake, a joiner who suffers a heart attack and is plunged into the nightmarish and cruel bureaucracy of the UK benefits system.

Now we’re offering a chance to see the film for free, accompanied by insights from one of the stars of the film, Kate Rutter. See an interview with Kate.

Here are the details:

Tuesday 5 April

The Void, Owen Building floor 0

Doors 5pm, film starts 5.30pm

Free but donations to the Trussell Trust welcome

The event is free to UNISON members. Spaces are limited so you must book your place.

YORKSHIRE MARCH FOR OUR NHS

NHS YORKSHIRE MARCH

 Join UNISON branches from around Yorkshire to march through Leeds to demand proper funding for our NHS.

On the day, we will be meeting outside the Leeds Civic Hall (on Millennium Square) at 11am (a 10-minute walk from the train station) to be at the start of the march at 11:30am. After the march, we will be going for refreshments at one of the many pubs in Leeds.

Find out more here or by following our comrades at the University of Leeds branch on Twitter.

 

 

“REMEMBER THE DEAD: FIGHT FOR THE LIVING” – INTERNATIONAL WORKERS’ MEMORIAL DAY, 28TH APRIL 2017

Every year, we mark International Workers’ Memorial Day by drawing attention to the horrendous number of workers killed or injured while doing their jobs. In the UK alone, around 50,000 people die every year from work-related illnesses and accidents, and many more suffer ill health and injuries.  For many of our members, stress is the biggest concern, often caused by overwork.  Others are at greater risk because of who they are: workplace equality can be as important as robust health and safety measures in ensuring the welfare of all. Everyone should take health and safety seriously, and look out for vulnerable colleagues.

Your Union is active in helping to keep everyone safe. We are represented on the University’s  Health, Safety and Welfare committee, and stewards are trained to deal with health and safety issues locally. Advice and support is available from Will Tierney, our new Health and Safety Officer, but also from UNISON expertise at local and national level.

For more information, and for details on how you can mark the day yourself, visit these links:Remember the Dead and Fight for the Living on this year’s International Workers Memorial Day

Details of this year’s local activities are yet to be finalised – in the past there has usually been a rally outside the Town Hall to mark a minute’s silence from 12pm – but we will keep you informed as and when information becomes available.

A BIT OF HISTORY:

The American AFL-CIO union was the first to declare 28th April “Workers’ Memorial Day”, in 1970. The day has been an international labour movement event since 1989, and was introduced to Britain in 1992.