What's On - October 2020
Our news feed gives information about upcoming events, training sessions and awareness days. If you know of an event that isn't listed below, please tell your Employment Coordinator so we can add this.
Our Job Clubs remain open for one-to-one appointments only until further notice. To book a time, please contact your Employment Coordinator.
The Oakfield Building is open from 8am until 4:30pm - to book an appointment, please contact your Employment Coordinator.
We are pleased to be welcoming invited clients back to some of our Projects at Acorn and look forward to seeing the rest of our clients back at Acorn soon.
Customer and Local Services
The Customer and Local Services department is not yet open to the public, but you can book an appointment to discuss Social Security, Tax or Health matters. Contact the department directly on 01534 444444
Training Sessions & Courses
Autumn Term - Jersey Recovery College
The Jersey Recovery College Autumn prospectus includes a variety of courses and activities. To find out more and book your place on a course, please click here for their website.
October is ADHD awareness month
5th - 11th October - Dyslexia Awareness Week
10th October - World Mental Health Day
12th - 16th October - National Work/Life Week
13th October - World Sight Day
The month of October is also designated 'Stoptober' It's a great opportunity to make use of the assistance offered from the team at 'Help2Quit' - they say it's the case that using their service makes it three times more likely you will stop smoking completely than doing it alone. It's also been shown that managing to quit for a month can significantly improve your chances of giving up for good! Follow this link to find out more.
Macmillan Cancer Support charity are heading the 'Go Sober for October' challenge. There are options for participants to be involved for the full 31 days, 21 days or 14 days so there is still time to take part! The challenge is to have only non alcoholic drinks for your chosen timeframe, get sponsored for doing so, and raise money for Macmillan while you do it. Follow the link above to find out more. Good luck!!
Why not get involved in a local event to support a Jersey charity, or just have fun and meet new people. Click on the links below for more information.
8th October - Dress in Red for Dyslexia day www.GoRedForDyslexia.com
10th October - Philip's Footprints 10km Starlight Walk
18th October - Wetwheels 'True Grit Challenge'
17th & 18th October - RBC & Mind Jersey 'Race for the Kids'
Daylight Saving Time - don't forget that the clocks go back on Sunday 25th October 2020, so you get an extra hour in bed that day :)
Coop Quiet Hour - In conjunction with Autism Jersey and the National Autistic Society, Coop Grande Marche St Peter and St Helier are resuming their Quiet Hour on Mondays from 3 - 4pm. Read more here.