Today in the adventures of Tiny Car – what to do when your owner forgets their laptop on the way into work? Thank goodness it is half term and a swift round trip was possible otherwise I fear you would have been waiting rather longer for my blog than usual.
Last week Tiny Car got a bit of a rest as I travelled up to London for the Social Media Exchange #SMEX19 on Monday. Wow! Commuting to Warsash is one thing but London on a Monday morning? I think I like my sleep too much to want to do that every day. It was great to meet with so many other charities, listen to their inspiring stories and collect some great ideas along the way. If you are interested in helping Chrysalis tell stories, or we can help you tell your story, then please do get in touch.
Tuesday Awa and I had a conference meeting with David Wright from @SolentUni, tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/transinclusivity-tickets-56035987146?aff… and follow @ChrysalisGIM for regular updates on speakers and thanks to our Platimum sponsor @SolentUni and @biglotteryfund without whom this would not have been possible. Do you want to showcase your commitment to #transinclusivity? How about a stand at the conference? We are looking for Gold, Silver and Bronze sponsors, email firstname.lastname@example.org for information. Sneaky Conference Update #2: check out the LGBT+ Network Networking event during the lunchbreak because it is always good to meet new people and catch up with old friends.
Later that Tuesday we had a Health Jam meeting in the office with Sheila @se_shol_pioneer, Hannah from @Communicare_SO, Marion from @BreastCancerH and some friends from the Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group. If you are in health care and want to connect with charities working locally and offering great opportunities for social prescribing then look out for a #HealthJam near you.
Tuesday still wasn’t over as Awa and I headed over to Tatchbury Mount to meet with Southern Health’s LGBT+ Staff network, thanks to Ricky for giving me the opportunity to talk about the work Chrysalis does and to meet some of the members of the network.
Phew! That was Tuesday done, Wednesday was office based and brightened by the presence of Shelley and Lily from http://www.arcelectronics.co.uk/ who kindly donated their time and expertise to completing our office PAT testing. Not bad, only three failures and we are all safe for another year. Thank you so much for this.
Thursday was one of our regular training days in Southampton. If you are interested in booking onto the Trans Awareness training courses or our more in depth Working With Trans+ Clients and Counselling Trans+ Clients then contact Dawn on 01489 589111 or by email. Great to see lots more new faces and a few people I have met before.
This week is primarily one-to-ones since although it might not seem it we are nearly at the end of February with a planning meeting with funders on Wednesday and the Facilitator’s meeting on Thursday.
Bye for now, I’d better get on with more conference work.