Between June 2021 and January 2022 we ran the Sussex Uncovered webinar series, where we discovered urgent issues facing people and communities across Sussex. We looked behind the stats and headlines to hear from volunteers and charities working to make a positive difference to local people’s lives. The series focussed on key issues that arose during the pandemic: mental and physical health, expert advice and support, protecting our planet, and social isolation and the digital divide. See below to watch all episodes now.
Watch a recording of our fourth webinar – Sussex Uncovered: How local charities are working to reduce social isolation and the digital divide.
Digital exclusion is a significant driver in causing social isolation, which together with persistent loneliness are risk factors for worsening mental health problems. In our fourth Sussex Uncovered webinar we discussed the ways local organisations supported people and communities to stay connected during the pandemic (and why this is still needed).
Hosted by Sussex Community Foundation Trustee, Corinne Day, speakers included:
- Sofie Franzen, CEO at TogetherCo
- Will Callaghan, CEO at TechResort
- Katie Day, Trustee at Wayfinder Woman
Watch a recording of our third webinar and annual meeting – Think global, act local: how Sussex charities are improving the lives of local people whilst protecting our planet.
In this third Sussex Uncovered webinar, we uncovered the ways in which local groups are supporting people in Sussex and simultaneously protecting our planet. During the session, which was also our Annual Meeting, we looked back on the achievements of the Foundation over the past year and talked about our aims for a sustainable future.
The session featured key speakers:
- Carrie Cort , CEO Sussex Green Living
- Kelly Dibbert, Development Manager FareShare Sussex
Watch a recording of our second webinar – Sussex Uncovered: how Sussex charities are improving people’s lives with expert advice and support
In the second of our Sussex Uncovered webinars, we uncovered the ways in which good advice and support helped people and communities during the pandemic.
- Jackie Wilkes, District Manager at Lewes District Citizens Advice Bureaux
- Ahmad Yabroudi, Chair of the Sussex Syrian Community Group
- Geni Johnson, Chief Operating Officer at Brighton Women’s Centre
Watch a recording of our first webinar: A great place to live for everyone: how Sussex charities are helping to improve mental and physical well-being
The webinar heard from volunteers and charities working to make a difference to people’s well-being – both mental and physical.
- Dr Kerry Taylor, BrightPIP
- Jacky Youlden, Running Space: Promoting Life, Beating Suicide
- Kim Shaw, Chichester Information Shop for Young People
You can find out more about the needs and strengths of our communities across Sussex by reading our report Sussex Uncovered here.