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Refugees & Mental Health

18th-24th June 2018 is Refugee Week! As part of our theme Speak, Listen, Change, this article explores some of the mental health issues faced by refugees and asylum seekers. People seeking sanctuary have often fled traumatic circumstances at home, such as war, torture or loss of loved ones.  They may have undergone a difficult and […]

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Home Matters Art Trail

Birmingham Friends of the Earth have announced the winners of their art competition to highlight the issue of Climate Refugees, and Peace Hub is delighted to be one of the venues where a winning artwork is being displayed. Over 100 entries were submitted, reflecting on the question ‘what does home mean to me?’  From these, […]

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Global Peace Index 2018 Published

Image: Institute for Economics & Peace. The Institute for Economics and Peace have published their 2018 Global Peace Index. The annual report, which measures peace in 163 countries using 23 indicators, shows a gradual decline in peace over 2017-18, but the detailled picture is more complicated with improvements in some aspects of epace and deteriorations […]

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Volunteers Week 2018

1st – 7th June is National Volunteers’ Week! At Peace Hub we want to take the opportunity to say thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers.  That includes our Peace Hub activists who welcome people to the Hub and spread the word about Peace & Justice; and our volunteer Management Committee, who make sure […]

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Having a Conversation about Mental Health

Our theme Speak – Listen – Change is all about having positive conversations about mental health: by speaking openly about mental health we can challenge stigma; by listening deeply to other’s experiences we can create a supportive environment. Being open to mental health doesn’t have to be awkward!  Being there for someone can make a […]

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Take Action for Fair Support

Our current theme Speak – Listen – Change is all about supporting each other’s mental wellbeing.  A lot of the time, that’s simply about helping each other to feel we can be open about our mental health, and do simple things to maintain our mental wellbeing. Sometimes, people with mental health problems also need some […]

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Keep Taking Action for a Peaceful Brum

You have Permission to Smile! Our theme Peaceful Brum is coming to an end, but there’s still plenty you can do to help make our community a peaceful place: Keep Paying it Forward, by carrying out small acts of kindness.  For inspiration, here are some of the small acts of kindness that people were grateful […]

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Coming soon: Speak, Listen, Change

Starting Tuesday 1st May, our new theme will be ‘Speak, Listen, Change: let’s support each other’s mental wellbeing’.  Here’s a sneak preview: 1 in 4 people experience a mental health problem each year, and our attitude can affect their life. By speaking openly about mental health we can challenge stigma; By listening deeply to other’s […]

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Home Matters Art Competition

Birmingham Friends of the Earth are running an art competition to highlight the issue of Climate Refugees, and Peace Hub is delighted to be one of the venues where a winning artwork will be displayed. Birmingham Friends of the Earth (BFoE) explain: “We are launching this art competition to try and encourage people to empathise […]

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Join In: Creative Activities for Peace!

Throughout the school Easter Holidays 2018, pop into Peace Hub during our normal opening times to take part in creative activities for all ages and abilities. Making peace often involves thinking outside the box – taking part in creative activities can help us get in the right frame of mind to make change. Here are […]

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