What We've Been Up To
Inspiring, Connecting & Learning
Valentina Hynes recently spoke at Huddersfield Giants Women In Business event.
She spoke alongside two other awesome speakers - Asthma Iqbal who spoke on Equality, diversity and cultural representation and Kate Kier Miller who spoke on neurodiversity with a focus on dyslexia.
Valentina spoke on 'Becoming a Giant' while being your authentic self using the GROW model.
It was a wonderful few hours of connections, inspiration and learning.
Find out more on Huddersfield Giants page here:
Making Connections #GreatBigGreenWeek
We recently made our local paper - Harrogate Advertiser. Read what they had to say about our #GreatBigGreenWeek event 👉🏾 here.
Our MP - Andrew Jones joined us on the day and these where his words:
“What a great initiative. I was very grateful to be asked to join the team. We got lots of litter picked up. There was a real community spirit and it was a lovely and productive way to spend a little while amid glorious sunshine helping keep our area clean.” Andrew Jones MP
Thanks to Co-op, Body Shop Harrogate and Brew Bar Harrogate for sponsoring the prizes won by the children who entered our 'Letter to the Future' competition. We received some amazing entries of drawings and mixed media on what community and sustainability means to them, and a recap of the event.
A big shout out to our collaborating partners - Bilton Dragon Bowling Club and Dancing For Wellbeing.
Check out how the event went by watching this video reel - here
Business Woman of The Year, 2023
There has been a lot of celebration here at SVH Inc. since the announcement of our Founder and CEO's winning of Yorkshire Choice Awards Business Woman of The Year, 2023 nomination.
Valentina is an author and award winning serial entrepreneur who has launched several successful businesses, starting in Nigeria to Côte d’Ivoire and now in the UK where she has launched two businesses, including SVH Inc. which she successfully morphed into a Community Interest Company in December 2021.
She was appointed an Associate Fellow of The Royal Commonwealth Society UK in 2014 for her philanthropy and drive for wellbeing, happiness and inclusion.
She is also vice-chair of Governors at Harrogate High School.
Read all about the prestigious evening here on YCA's website.
Calling All Superheroes!
We're over the moon to announce that we've once again been chosen as one of the Co-op's Local Community Causes for the 2024 funding round! Our heartfelt thanks go out to everyone who supported us in the previous round.
By selecting us as your Local Community Cause, we achieved an incredible milestone, raising a total of £5,139.23 (as reported on the Co-op dashboard). This funding is a vital lifeline, allowing us to continue our mission of nurturing Strong, Vibrant, Happy, and Incorporated communities.
We would be delivering Wellbeing Conversation Workshops to schools, doctors' surgeries, care homes and hospitals, to boost connection, wellbeing and mental health through conversations, with our Explore by SVH cards.
To support us, you need to be a Co-op Member. If you're not, please sign up (it costs £1 only and you gain £3 off when you spend £10 on your first shop. Remember to scan your membership card)
When you choose SVH Inc. CIC as your cause, we get 1p out of every £1 you spend, and you get 2p put on your membership card!
Would you once again be our Superhero?
Funded MHFA Champion Training
We recently received funding form The National Lottery Community Fund to deliver Mental Health First Aid Champion training to Hairdressers, Barbers, Beauticians, Massage Therapists, Barista, Chefs, Bartenders and Waiters.
Limited spaces available and they are filling up fast. Take advantage of this project now, if you meet the criteria.
Learn more here and apply.