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Posted: 18 Sep 2019
   Drop-In Counselling for young people in Merton  Every Wednesday, 3.30pm to 5.30pm at Vestry Hall, London Road, Mitcham CR4 3UD    Counselling sessions are one to one, If you are under 14 years of age, please bring a parent or carer with you. 
Posted: 17 Sep 2019
MVSC events 1st October - Health and Social Care Forum 9th October - INVOLVE (standard meeting, not conference) 22 October - MVSC annual general meeting 12th November - Mental Health Forum Click this link for more details of our events. Mayor of Merton events Mediterranean evening Friday 20th September Hosted by the Leader of the Council, Cllr Stephen Alambritis Enjoy a traditional Turkish meze and belly dancing charity evening Ambience Restaurant, 10–12 Leopold Road, Wimbledon SW19 7BD... read more
Posted: 17 Sep 2019
London is hosting 7 #EURO2020 games and The Mayor of London is recruiting 2,000 #London- Squad volunteers for the Host City volunteer programme during the tournament.  The #LondonSquad will provide a world-class welcome to visitors across London at tourist hotspots, transport hubs and at official fan zones during the tournament in June & July 2020. As a volunteer, you will be the face of London, showcasing our fantastic city to a global audience.  The roles on offer range from bringing... read more
Posted: 17 Sep 2019
If you wish to book on to a course, please contact Public.Health@merton.gov.uk with names, email addresses, manager’s email and course date as soon as possible.  Limited spaces are available for these training sessions and are granted on a first come, first serve basis. Manager’s approval will be required prior to booking the course as time away from usual duties is required. Who should attend? Frontline staff who work with ‘at risk’ and vulnerable groups (these are groups who experience poor... read more
Posted: 17 Sep 2019
SEPTEMBER DATES Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) training: Managing allegations against staff WEDNESDAY 25 SEPTEMBER 2019 (10:00 - 12:30) Venue: Chaucer Centre - Canterbury Rd, Morden. SM4 6PX Places Available: 11 See other dates Notify me of future occurences of this event More Information & Booking OCTOBER DATES Introduction to Child Protection WEDNESDAY 2 OCTOBER 2019 (09:30 - 16:00) Venue: Civic Centre (Main Office) - London Borough of Merton Civic Centre, London Road,... read more
Posted: 20 Aug 2019
The Wimbledon foundation Community Fund is open for applications. We will be hosting a Meet the Funder’s Surgery on Wednesday 4th September 2019, giving local organisations the opportunity to meet with the Foundations grant officers and discuss potential project ideas. Places for the surgery are limited so please register HERE to secure your slot. Eligibility Not for profit organisations based in Merton or Wandsworth are eligible to apply. Whilst there is no income threshold, the fund may... read more
Posted: 20 Aug 2019
Social Prescribing is a way of linking patients in primary care with a range of local and non-clinical services to improve their health and wellbeing. Please ask your GP on how to access the Merton Social Prescribing Service. For more information please click on the link below 
Posted: 15 Aug 2019
An Invitation from EMC to celebrate Wandle Fortnight is a celebration of the Wandle run by the community for the community.Dozens of community-led events and activities are being planned by local groups and voluntary organisations.  The EMC are celebrating this week by inviting the members of their health & wellbeing groups for a morning activity in Morden Hall Park.   Enjoy meeting each other in the lovely surroundings of Morden Hall Park, where you can chat, relax and enjoy a healthy... read more
Posted: 15 Aug 2019
Mitcham Heritage Day – Saturday 14th September 2019 10.00am to 4.30pm Saturday 14 September 2019 Enjoy a day of experiences, visits, tours, exhibitions, and more at Mitcham Heritage Day, and discover just some of the great heritage our area has to offer. Everything is free. There are refreshments at many venues. Below are just some of the things you can do. Full details are on the downloadable programme here including the location of each venue and the timing of guided walks and other events... read more
Posted: 6 Aug 2019
Thanks to a grant from the Wimbledon Foundation’s Get Set, Get Active Fund, BAME VOICE will be able to deliver a series of twelve free drumming sessions aimed at residents aged 50 + living in East Merton & Central Tooting areas.     Drums have been used in every culture since ancient times for many purposes, including being used as a form of therapy, cardio (heart) workout, Modern research shows that drumming has many positive effects on your health. The sessions will include advice on... read more

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