SO:Linked have cancelled/suspended all events, meetings and drop ins. We are however still delivering a service which for the foreseeable future will focus on supporting Southampton through the coronavirus situation.
As part of Children in Need's coverage of Mental Health Awareness Week, they caught up with a team of Crisis Volunteers from 24/7 text service Shout. Your donations help to fund the project, providing essential support and advice to children and young people in crisis across the UK. To read the article click the webpage
The coronavirus pandemic is a difficult and uncertain time for everyone. We can no longer take for granted some of the things we used to do to look after our physical and mental wellbeing, like meeting a group of friends or going to the cinema to shake off the blues. Along with other elements of our routines, we might have had to shake up, adjust or rethink some of our self-care techniques and rituals as we adjust to self-isolation and social distancing. One of the things Young Minds suggest as a helpful tool for difficult times is a ‘self-soothe box,’...
Why not try a free course, available through the National Careers Service. There are introduction level courses aimed at getting you confident online, through to more advanced courses teaching digital skills for use in the workplace. These are all short courses that can be completed at home, in your own time, at your own pace.
Free workshops for 18-25 year olds Weekly | Mon 7pm-8.30pm ArtfulScribe and Mayflower Theatre are inviting young people aged 18-25 to get involved with free online creative sessions that will help develop skills, confidence, and experience of a writer’s life. Sessions are led by writer/performer Antosh Wojcik, a poet and playwright whose work has toured nationally and has been featured on Sky Arts. You will work across genres and aim towards publishing in print, online and through performance. Mayflower Creative Writers project is delivered in partnership with ArtfulScribe and kindly supported by Arts Council England.
Mayflower Engage Online provides opportunities to engage with the theatre in a new way. Whilst we can’t invite you into the theatre at the moment, it doesn’t mean we don’t have something you can participate in. We have delightful dance workouts, sensational singing sessions, terrific tongue twisters, wonderful worksheets, creative craft activities and much more. If you are home schooling, looking to keep you brain active, or just want to have fun and try something new, then we are sure we have something for you.
Service Areas:Emotional Support, Local Support, Things To Do
The Well Being Cafe is our weekly get together for chat, crafts, a place to be real, and good coffee and cake. We can't get together right now but we can still meet together, chat, laugh, be real and enjoy each other's company, you just have to bring your own cake! Mondays 10 – 11 am Contact Astrid for the Zoom meeting details - we'd love to see you.
We are currently doing a virtual run so people can run/train during their lockdown exercise and can complete the distance over multiple days/weeks if necessary. This has led to an interesting uptake in new non-runners giving the distance a go and getting a sense of achievement and motivation during some tough times. We are trying to encourage more people to get into good habits and put daily exercise as a useful habit to get into now time is in their hands.
Service Areas:Emotional Support, Local Support, OAP / Vulnerable People, Resources for Key Workers, Things To Do
Covid-19 Lockdown - The Impact on You & Your Family Being shut in doesn’t mean you have to be shut out from support. Covid-19 has changed life as we know it. We are aware that many families are facing challenges during the lockdown and that some people have been left feeling isolated. We have heard how Covid-19 is disproportionately affecting Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities. The Diversity & Inclusion Advocacy (DIA) Service from Yellow Door has partnered with Northam Local Conversation to provide our community a safe space to: • Share your experiences • Connect with other people...
The Sensory Trust has a selection of activities on its website to help people connect with nature. Engaging with nature helps improve mental health, and all the activities are easily adaptable for use with people with different abilities, including people of all ages with disabilities, and those with dementia.
Service Areas:Advice, Guidance & Signposting, Emotional Support, Local Support, OAP / Vulnerable People, Resources for Key Workers, Things To Do
A message from Jo Ash, SVS CEO Dear Colleagues, Life in Corona world continues apace as we move from immediate crisis response into consolidation and stabilisation mode to equip us for the long haul which clearly awaits and a new discourse commences about when and how recovery happens and what the ‘new normal’ will be. The various phases of responding to these extraordinary times have been described in various terms. Emergency planning type colleagues talk of Rescue, Recovery, Reform/redesign, Resilience or Resurrection. More literary types describe the Heroic, Honeymoon, Disillusionment and Restoration stages whilst the TV and Movie buffs have...
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