October 2019 Featured Events

Posted on 30-09-2019 by Maria Hughes

Communicate with Confidence – Voice group for trans (MTF)

Wednesdays 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th October, 10am – 12pm

Birmingham City University South Campus, Westbourne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 3TN

FREE for MTF trans people

This is a new group for people to explore their ‘new’ voices, run on Wednesday mornings, for people to gain support and advice on using your voice in a safe space. It might mean playing around with your pitch, overall sound or ‘resonance’, articulation style, etc. Members will be respectful of each other and support each other’s progress.

It is a group As we also want to make sure that voice changes are comfortable and ok for you and not cause damage to your vocal folds, we will also cover voice care advice based on the current evidence base.

The group will be facilitated by Carol Glaister, an experienced Speech and Language Therapist, with the support of student practitioners.

Our first group meets on Wednesday 2nd October, but please to contact before then by email to make sure that the group is right for you: Carol.Glaister@bcu.ac.uk, thank you.


Marie Curie Hospice Volunteer Information Event

Wednesday 9th October, 4pm – 7pm

Marie Curie Hospice, Marsh Lane, Solihull B91 2PQ

FREE event

Join us to find out about all of our volunteering opportunities! From our charity shops to within the Hospice and out in the community, we have roles to suit everyone!

Contact Hannah Nolan for more information on hannah.nolan@mariecurie.org.uk or call 0121 703 3733.


Rainbow Bridge: World Mental Health Day

Thursday 10th October, 12.30pm – 2.30pm

Birmingham LGBT Centre, 38-40 Holloway Circus, Birmingham B1 1EQ

FREE for LGBT people of all ages

World Mental Health Day is a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma.

Rainbow Bridge will be hosting this year’s World Mental Health Day event for Birmingham LGBT.

You are invited to come along to our informal coffee morning and find out more about what Birmingham LGBT and Mind have to offer for your mental health and wellbeing. Refreshments available.

For more information, contact rainbowbridgelgbtq@hotmail.com, join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/787474638101615/ or find our events in the Birmingham LGBT Meetup group.


Birmingham LGBT Mindfulness Workshop

Saturday 12th October

1pm – 2.30pm OR 3pm – 4.30pm

Birmingham LGBT Centre, 38-40 Holloway Circus, Birmingham B1 1EQ

FREE event

The workshop is a safe, positive space to learn tips in anxiety management, how to boost self-esteem and confidence.

‘Colour Your World’, led by founder and teacher, Rachel Ashcroft, is a wellbeing company which works to teach methods of stress relief, anxiety management, confidence building and resilience through a combination of Mindfulness and Meditation, NLP coaching, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT) and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) techniques.

As a fully accredited practitioner of Mindfulness and NLP, with extensive training in the field of wellbeing and stress management, Rachel works with children, teenagers and adults one to one, runs group workshops, delivers talks and supports people to help them see the world in ‘colour’ again, when at times things can seem very grey.

Rachel teaches mindfulness for wellbeing to people of all ages and backgrounds and runs training sessions and workshops within the workplace and online with great results.

To book online, visit this link: https://tinyurl.com/calmlgbt or call Birmingham LGBT on 0121 643 0821.