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Events and Activities

As part of our commitment to ensuring that we are a happy and healthy workplace for all, we organise a range of engaging events aimed at having a positive impact on your health and wellbeing.

Below you will find information about our latest events and activities.

07/07/2022 - LGBTQIA+ Pride e-chat

Join Stonewall Cymru on Thursday 7th of July at 12:30 for an e-chat on LGBQTIA+. The e-chat will cover some important stats and terms as well as some tips on how best we can take care of our mental health.

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09/05/2022 - Mental Health First Aid E-chat

Join our e-chat if you're interested in become a MHFA

We invite you to join our Health and Wellbeing Team for more information on becoming a MHFA On Monday 9th of May at 12:30.

Our next course to become a qualified Mental Health First Aider within the authority is June 15th and June 22nd between 9:30-12:30. 

Please note, the closing date to apply for the June intake is May 16th. Visit Information for Applicants, to apply to become a Mental Health First Aider, please fill in the online application form.

Neurodiversity E-chat

Join Corinne Cariad on Wednesday 8th of June at 12:30 for a presentation on Neurodiversity. During the chat, she will give an overview on autism and ADHD as well as how to support neurodivergent colleagues in the workplace. By learning more about neurodiversity, we can help to reduce stigma and the idea that something is ‘wrong’ with someone with that person. Understanding and embracing neurodiversity in communities, schools and workplaces can improve inclusivity for all people.

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28/02/2022 - 06/03/2022 - Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2022

In light of Eating Disorders Awareness Week, join the Health and Wellbeing team with one of our very own staff members and Health & Wellbeing Champions, sharing their own experience of living with an eating disorder on March 3rd 2022 at 12:30pm via e-chat.

16/02/2022 - Sober Curious E-Chat

 

Join our Health and Wellbeing Team on Wednesday, February 16 at 12:30 to discuss what it means to be sober for longer.

We will talk about the help and support available for people who want to continue their sobriety into the new year, the benefits of cutting down or giving up alcohol and how to navigate social events. This discussion is open to anyone who wishes to reset their relationship with alcohol.

Please visit our intranet pages for further Help and Support.

04/11/2021 - Stress Awareness E-Chat

 

This e-chat discussion was centred around stress awareness and the different ways we can help manage our stress levels. This was an opportunity for you, as employees of the authority, to share, discuss and inspire others with useful ideas and handy tips on how you have coped with stress during the pandemic and beyond. 

If you would like a recording of the session, please email Health&Wellbeing@carmarthenshire.gov.uk and a link will be sent over.

 

28/10/2021 - Talk on Menopause

 

In acknowledgement of World Menopause Day, we held a talk on menopause, given by our very own Health and Wellbeing Champion, Gillian Grennan-Jenkins.

We encouraged everyone to attend the talk, as it is an excellent opportunity for not only individuals experiencing symptoms but also for managers and colleagues to understand the process and symptoms of menopause, in order to provide the best support to those who need it.

If you would like a recording of the session, please email Health&Wellbeing@carmarthenshire.gov.uk and a copy will be sent over.

 

12/10/2021 - Time to Change Wales: ‘My Mental Health Story.’

 

To support World Mental Health Day, we organised the Time to Change Wales team to give a presentation entitled ‘My Mental Health Story’ on Tuesday 12th. The talk included an anti-stigma presentation, delivered by one of the Time to Change Champions, in which they shared their own personal experience of mental ill-health.

To learn more about Time to Change please visit their website. To view the presentation, please click here.

 

11-15/10/2021 - Work/Life Week Swap Challenge.

 

For Work/Life Week, we are encouraging people to swap an unhelpful habit for a healthier option!

It can be a very small change that you put into action for a week. You can choose one activity from the suggestions below and try to do this each day for a week or you can mix it up!

This is all about seeing how a small tweak in your daily routine can do wonders for your health and wellbeing!

Please see some examples to help get you started and download your own Work/Life Activity Sheet and challenge yourself!

 

22/09/2021 - Macmillan Coffee Morning.

 

A massive thanks to everyone who took part in the Macmillan Virtual Coffee Morning! We hope everyone had lots of cake, coffee and were able to donate via the Macmillan website. Manor Road Day Centre for Learning Disabilities, Ammanford, also had a coffee morning and the money raised included donations from the other Learning Disability Services in Carmarthen. £75.54 was raised for Macmillan and £438.00 for Ty Bryngwyn Hospice, Llanelli. Well done to all who took part!

Please click here to see pictures from the Employee Wellbeing Team, Internal Auditing Team, Learning & Development Team and the Trading Standards Team of their various coffee mornings or click here to see the pictures from Manor Road Day Centre's Macmillan Coffee Morning! See if you can spot yourself!

 

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