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Ellesmere Centre Certificate in Therapeutic Work with Children and Young People 2017

Who is this course for?
The course is designed for practitioners (e.g. in caring, education, mental health, mentoring, nursing, probation, psychology, social services, teaching and youth services) who are already working with children and young people. It is an opportunity to develop both new professional skills and also new self awareness.
The course is also a suitable introduction for those beginning therapeutic work with children and young people.

Course Dates/Times:
Module 1: Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th September, 2017
Module 2: Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th October, 2017
Module 3: Friday 24th, Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th November, 2017
Module 4: Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th December, 2017
Module 5: Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th January, 2018

For more information about this course please click here –  http://www.ellesmerecentre.co.uk/therapeutic-work-with-children-and-young-people.html


Recycling Unlimited – Open Day

Recycling Unlimited is a registered charity established to assist in the treatment and care of persons suffering from mental illness of any description and members of any disadvantaged or socially excluded group in need of rehabilitation, by providing facilities for work experience and vocational skills training. The work activities provided help recovery from mental health problems through learning new skills, feeling valued and supported as well as developing self-confidence. We construct garden furniture from reclaimed timber and sell this along with donated goods from our charity shops.

We also deliver training programmes, covering a variety of basic personal skills such as basic joinery and carpentry, retailing and office work, gardening and horticulture, painting, computing skills and others. Our training activities aim to help people with mental health problems to reinforce their ‘Skills for Life’ and re-gain their practical vocational skills, strengthen their confidence and provide them with the appropriate transferable skills to increase their chances of employability and help them to re-integrate into society. We provide support to adult learners in literacy and numeracy skills and help people from ethnic minority groups to learn English. Our ESOL tuition and advocacy services for people of ethnic minority groups aim at integrating them into the community, thus preventing them from becoming isolated, depressed and mentally ill.

All the above therapeutic activities help our clients to increase their confidence and self-esteem, gain new skills, feel valued and re-integrate into the community. The end result of all this is an improved mental health which leads to much improved all round well being.
The Recycling Unlimited Organisation is holding an Open Day on Tuesday 7th February between 10am and 2pm.The focus of the day is to promote the work that we do, the various services we provide and to build relationships with individuals and other organisations which will be mutually beneficial.

There are four different venues to visit. There are our two shops where we sell donated goods and garden furniture that we produce. The first of which is our Head Quarters where we give inductions, assess training needs and provide the appropriate support and training. This is located at:-

Recycling Unlimited,
151, Newland Avenue,
HU5 2ER.

Our second shop is found nearby:-

The Yard,
204, Newland Avenue,

There is The City Farm which incorporates The Pocket Park which is where we teach life skills in a therapeutic environment, growing vegetables and planting, tending and pruning flowers. This can be found at:-

The City Farm,
48, Beverley Road, (Behind The Kingston Youth Centre)
HU3 1YE.

There is also our woodworking workshop where we produce various types of garden furniture which we sell in our shops. We also make bespoke pieces of furniture too. This is located at:-

Recycling Unlimited,
Bontoft Avenue, (To the rear of Fred Balls Fastenings)
National Avenue,
HU5 4HF.

We also support veterans and others who are looking for work or are suffering from poor mental health. We help those who have lack of confidence and low self esteem and those suffering from Post Traumatic Stress. If you know anyone in this position, please ask them to contact Eddie at 151, Newland Avenue, Telephone: 01482 343726. Eddie, who founded the organisation after suffering Post Traumatic Stress himself during active service has, along with his team, helped thousands of clients to a better life.


Second Thoughts East Yorkshire Charity Launch Night

Fresh local charity ‘Second Thoughts East Yorkshire’ (STEY) is holding its launch night at Hessle Rugby Club on Friday 27th January 2017 with local band ‘The Jackdaws’ providing the music, supported by female vocalists ‘Kelly Marie’ and ‘Jessie Stride’. As well as the entertainment, there are great raffle prizes too!

The charity was formed in May 2015 and began operating in August that year. In its first 18 months it has supported over 150 people in managing mental health problems ranging from anxiety to schizophrenia.

Greg Harman, founder of Second Thoughts East Yorkshire, said;

More people are struggling with maintaining good mental health nowadays, largely because of the stresses of modern day living. As well as working with individuals, we run small groups across the county on anxiety management and building confidence for example. We also work with employers on mental health awareness. We are not funded through any grants or contracts from the NHS or Local Authorities, so as well as informing people about what we do, this launch night raises a little funding for us too, but the main thing is people can meet us and find out more about what we do whilst having a good time. Coming in the Hull City of Culture Year too, it is a very special time for the charity

Adam Grimmer, lead singer with The Jackdaws said; 

Our band is really happy to support this local charity. Robbo, Anthony, Chris and I all feel really passionately about mental health issues and this is one way we can show that through performing. We hope to see many people joining us on the night to have a great time too

East Riding Futures in Mind Transformation Workshop


Calling all Voluntary and Community Sector organisations

Do you support children and young people in East Riding of Yorkshire OR considering expanding your work in the area?

Do you want to find out what is happening in the East Riding of Yorkshire to support Children and Young People’s emotional health and wellbeing?

Do you want to work in partnership with other services to help develop more support and resources in the future?

If the answer to these questions is YES, then YOU are invited to this free information workshop.

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