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Covid 19 Vaccine, Periods and Fertility – Online event March 22 Book Now

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The Lowdown on the COVID 19 Vaccine, Periods and Fertility – Free Online Event 22nd March, 7pm – Click Here to Book 

The team at The Lowdown has teamed up with NHS colleagues to host an online chat with the super brilliant Dr Viki Male and Dr Fatima Husain to discuss the latest research on the COVID-19 vaccine, fertility and periods.

We all know this remains one of people’s top concerns and there’s a lot of questioning around the effects of the vaccine on this. So this is a great chance for people to address lingering concerns or doubts about the risk of changes to the menstrual cycle, if the vaccine will affect their contraception, or if the vaccine will affect their chances to conceive after vaccination (Spoiler: there’s no evidence of that).

 

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In case you haven’t seen these two in previous discussions about this over the past year or so (where have you been?):

  • Dr Viki Male has spent several years looking at the immune reactions in the uterus, and is the current foremost quoted specialist on COVID-19’s affects on fertility, pregnancy and periods in the UK. She currently works as a Lecturer in Reproductive Immunology at Imperial College London. Check out: @VikiLovesFACS
  • And Dr Fatima Husain is a leading gynaecologist and obstetrician with advanced specialist training in IVF and infertility. With over 30 years experience, Fatima manages Windsor Gynaecology & Fertility, and is Lead Clinician for the Fertility Service at Heatherwood and Wexham Park hospitals.

The session will be on Zoom – anyone wanting to join should sign up via the blog survey (via the link above), ensuring to include their email address for joining details and to receive a recording afterwards.

The session will cover:

  • What is the latest research on the impact of the COVID-19 vaccine on periods and the menstrual cycles and what does this mean for you?
  • Will getting the COVID-19 vaccine impact you or your partner’s fertility?
  • Will the COVID-19 vaccine impact my contraception?
  • Plus, lots of interesting things about the menstrual cycle including other things that can impact it.

VSI Alliance Update 18 March 2022

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VSI Alliance News & Events
Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team

 

In this newsletter there is information on the free training programme, a virtual walk to Aachen, Halifax’s twin city, spotlight on local surveys and consultations, further training, funding and job vacancies.

Read the updates here

About VSI Alliance:

All staff at the VSI Alliance are available remotely to support you and your organisation at this time with various aspects of your work, along with providing key information and resources. For support/advice, please contact info@vsialliance.org.uk, or visit www.vsialliance.org.uk for more contact details.

Express interest in becoming the Volunteers’ Week Pin Badge Designer by March 31

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For Volunteers’ Week 2021, we wanted to do something special to thank the volunteers of Calderdale by creating the first Volunteers’ Week pin badge – and who doesn’t love a pin badge?

Thanks to the artistic flair of Memory Lane Cafe volunteer, Georgia, we designed a glow-in-the-dark pin badge that was given to Calderdale volunteers as a thank you for their hard work and dedication, especially during such a difficult year.This small token of big appreciation went down so well last year that we would like to do it again!  All we need is this year’s designer!We are looking for a local volunteer who has a love for design/art/illustration and would be up for co-creating our next pin badge, seeing them proudly displayed on volunteers’ coats around the borough!

If you would like to nominate one of your volunteers to help create the 2022 Volunteers’ Week pin badge, please email emma.worsley@cvac.org.uk  by Thursday 31st March 2022.

VSI Alliance Update 11 March 2022

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VSI Alliance News & Events
Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team

 

You will find an appeal to help Ukrainian refugee children and families in the UK, updates on local authorities and organisations, events and training available, jobs, funding and charitable projects.

Read the updates here

About VSI Alliance:

All staff at the VSI Alliance are available remotely to support you and your organisation at this time with various aspects of your work, along with providing key information and resources. For support/advice, please contact info@vsialliance.org.uk, or visit www.vsialliance.org.uk for more contact details.

Does our next Volunteers’ Week Pin Badge Designer Volunteer with you?

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For Volunteers’ Week 2021, we wanted to do something special to thank the volunteers of Calderdale by creating the first Volunteers’ Week pin badge – and who doesn’t love a pin badge?

Thanks to the artistic flair of Memory Lane Cafe volunteer, Georgia, we designed a glow-in-the-dark pin badge that was given to Calderdale volunteers as a thank you for their hard work and dedication, especially during such a difficult year.This small token of big appreciation went down so well last year that we would like to do it again!  All we need is this year’s designer!We are looking for a local volunteer who has a love for design/art/illustration and would be up for co-creating our next pin badge, seeing them proudly displayed on volunteers’ coats around the borough!

If you would like to nominate one of your volunteers to help create the 2022 Volunteers’ Week pin badge, please email emma.worsley@cvac.org.uk 

VSI Alliance Update 18 February 2022

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VSI Alliance News & Events
Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team

 

This week promotes the Council’s campaign to promote working for Calderdale MBC, presents surveys to assist research around violence among young people, has a list of training and events, job vacancies and volunteering opportunities.

Read the updates here

About VSI Alliance:

All staff at the VSI Alliance are available remotely to support you and your organisation at this time with various aspects of your work, along with providing key information and resources. For support/advice, please contact info@vsialliance.org.uk, or visit www.vsialliance.org.uk for more contact details.

Optimal HR: Grant Funded HR Essentials Workshop – 23rd & 24th March

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Optimal HR: Grant Funded HR Essentials Workshop – 23rd & 24th March – Elsie Whiteley Centre in Halifax – Book Now! 

Optimal HR have been working in partnership with VSI Alliance and Voluntary Action Calderdale to provide grand funded HR support to charitable organisations within the Calderdale area who employ people.We are running a two day HR Essentials two-day workshop aimed at staff who have line management responsibility for other staff as part of their role. This grant-funded workshop supports each organisation to provide managers with essential, practical HR knowledge, skills and understanding required to pro-actively and consistently manage people issues including those relating to an employee’s conduct, capability and grievance.

There are a limited number of places available on this workshop. If you would like to request a maximum of two attendees from your organisation.Please email Admin@optimal-hr.co.uk to request a place. All places will be confirmed within 2 weeks.

VSI Alliance Update 11 February 2022

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VSI Alliance News & Events
Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team

 

In this VSI Alliance installment you will find updates on local campaigns including the Ash Green school fundraiser, several events and training opportunities, funding options, job vacancies and volunteering positions.

Read the updates here

About VSI Alliance:

All staff at the VSI Alliance are available remotely to support you and your organisation at this time with various aspects of your work, along with providing key information and resources. For support/advice, please contact info@vsialliance.org.uk, or visit www.vsialliance.org.uk for more contact details.

VSI Alliance Update 04 February 2022

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VSI Alliance News & Events
Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team

 

The latest VSI alliance News & Events lists surveys on local matters, various training opportunities, support programmes and funding. The newsletter provides a list of job vacancies as well.

Read the updates here

About VSI Alliance:

All staff at the VSI Alliance are available remotely to support you and your organisation at this time with various aspects of your work, along with providing key information and resources. For support/advice, please contact info@vsialliance.org.uk, or visit www.vsialliance.org.uk for more contact details.