After the launch of The ME Project we had some goodie bags leftover, we hadn't really considered what to do with them until now..... This current pandemic state in the nation has caused people to go into supermarkets and panic buy, leaving some of the shelves bare. So we set out to create some essential packs for those people in our community who are vulnerable and cannot get to the shops, or who cannot find the items that they need! Paige and Kay spent time packing up the bags and our Director Jackie posted a video on Facebook to get the word out into the community.....let's hope we can help some people who need us at this stressful time. If you know someone who needs some help please call us! Office: 01302 887222
Every month the Barnby Dun and Kirk Sandall Sports Association (BDKS) organise a walk in the local area, the Mental Health Mile. We joined them for the first time this evening, Doreen, Paige & Kath completed the mile and enjoyed a lovely warm drink at the end. We were thrilled to receive a certificate too! The Mental Health Mile walk takes place once each month, starts at 6.30pm and follows a route through the Glass Park Millenium Green which is a lovely community space. Walkers came along with their dogs, some of the supporters ran the mile for extra calorie burn! This is a great community cause, we'd urge everyone to go along to support their future walks! See the facebook link for information about the association.
Our lovely Doreen popped into Timpson's shoe repairs last week and spotted some really handy books all about children. They were free, and since she is not usually one who passes by a bargain, she popped a couple in her bag and went on her way. Once back at the office, with more time to look at the books, she realised they were absolutely fantastic! One in particular is all about attachment difficulties that children have, so this gave Doreen an idea. Doreen looked at the books and saw that Mr and Mrs Timpson were foster carers in earlier years, and so used their wealth of experience to write these useful books for others to learn. So Doreen emailed them......taking a cheeky chance to see if we could get some for free as a resource to share with parents of children who may be displaying some behaviour that is difficult to understand. Well you can guess the rest from the image......they kindly sent us a pile of books, 3 different topics. How amazing is that?! Thank you Mr & [...]
So we launched The ME Project on February 3rd! The evening began when one of the ME team produced an amazing cake, made by a friend of the project which was personalised and iced in the ME logo! Our talented Kirsten then arrived with 60 hand decorated chocolate cupcakes for the evening....now....it's not all about the food we know....but still, this added to the fun! The ME Project Lead, Paige, provided guests with a heartfelt and very informative presentation about the state of mental health in our area, highlighting the need for our service. Paige explained more about the ME Project and what we intend to do. She answered questions from guests and gave as much information to people as possible. Our evening was wrapped up with some great 1:1 discussions with parents and professionals, and this not only fills us with hope but also reminds us why projects like ours are so essential. There really aren't enough services for young people in Doncaster and surrounding areas. Waiting lists for CAMHS are lengthy, they do an amazing job, but [...]