Inspire Health & Mind April Update
Here’s a little update on what we’ve been up to.
Jeanette has been busy with various meetings and service user groups as well as studying hard for her Open University exams in May.
I’ve been working closely with T2A which is a project for young people (18-25) making the transition from Youth Offending Teams to adult Probation. They provide support around education, employment, housing, health, activities and other ongoing inteventions. I have been seeing young people for one to one sessions to help them around their general well being and/or drug & alcohol use. As well as giving them an opportunity to talk about their issues they have been able to benefit from EFT. Initially it is a strange concept for them but they soon understand when they feel more relaxed and are amazed with how it can reduce the intensity of their feelings to a point where they can think much more clearly about things that have been affecting them. It’s helped them for issues such as cravings for cigarettes, Alcohol and Cannabis as well as their feelings around family relationships and their future aspirations. We’re lucky to have been asked to continue this work for the forseeable future and help support more people at a difficult stage in their lives.
Today I went to Kajan‘s with T2A staff for a feedback session on the health programme some of the young people have been attending over the last couple of weeks. This included a two hour drugs awareness workshop from us and other activities and information sessions on sexual health etc.
Kajans is a social enterprise working in the community to engage young people. There was a performance of ”The Long Weekend’ which deals with hard hitting issues and the acting skills of the young performers were inspiring. We also had a tour of the building which is a renovated Victorian building in Aston. They have a Dance Studio, Kitchens for Cookery, plenty of space for larger events, training and much more.
We have a few other things in the pipeline too delivering Drug Training for staff working with young people with behavioural difficulties as well introducing EFT for Recovery into an Alcohol service and a Residential rehab.
Information on the ‘Supporting People Affected By Substance Misuse Course’ we’ll be running in conjuction with Training for People for ten days beween June and November can be found here and you can contact us for more information. We’re hoping to get a nice mix of staff from different agencies to make it an enjoyable and useful experience.
Wishing you all a sunny and happy Easter break.
Posted on April 21, 2011, in Blog, Drugs and Alcohol, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Inspire Health and Mind, Random ramblings and tagged April, EFT, Inspire Health and Mind, Kajans, T2A, Well Being, Youth Offending. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.