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Upcoming Events with our partners at Spaces of Hope

4 Dec 2018

Some exciting events coming up in Leeds and Manchester from our partners at Spaces of Hope.

Professor Chris Baker, Director of Research at the William Temple Foundation, writes:

“We at the Foundation are very pleased to endorse and support the work of Spaces of Hope. These latest engagements by Matthew Barber show not only the depth of impact, but also the innovative quality, of the new conversations now being held.”

Exploring Common Ground

Matthew is delighted to be taking Spaces of Hope to Leeds on 6th December for this all day event. This event is for people who are interested in supporting and developing kindness and wellbeing in their communities in Leeds whether informally as a local person, as a community activist, or professionally in, at or through their work.

Street Stories: Re:Mind, Talking about Mental Health and Wellbeing

FREE Event

Matthew is pleased to be speaking about his experience, developing Spaces of Hope, at this event on the 29th January 2019. Mosaic Justice Network host our fifth Street Stories event, this time talking about mental health and well-being.  Around 1 in 4 people experience mental health problems each year in the UK. In Greater Manchester the rate of contact with mental health services is almost double the national average. This is an issue that all churches and ministries have in common, and we want to grow in understanding to match our compassion. We will hear from health professionals and people who experience mental health problems, to build understanding and discuss how to show love and support to people in need. Please arrive by 7:15 for a 7:30 start.

Spaces of Hope Podcast

Series 2, Episode 2

This episode is now available online. Matthew is joined by Jo McGrath FRSA from Enterprise Stuff, Flourish CIC, Equity Housing and the Greater Manchester Social Enterprise Network Team. Jo has a wealth of experience, is a mine of info, a great laugh and a wonderful guest on the podcast. Jo has helped us understand how Social Enterprise works and why purpose matters, alongside place and profit! Set aside about 35 minutes, grab a brew and enjoy this one!

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