Life and Social Skills

Life and social skills are the tools necessary to overcome social exclusion which leads to depression and isolation. Ultimately, acquiring life skill will enable a person to lead a satisfying life and enable them to make valuable contributions to the community they live in and society at large.

We will encourage group disussion and games, whereby we can all learn new skills from each other.  Free tea, coffee, juice biscuits will be available.

Please book, availability on first come, first serve basis.

Email: info@nullreachdem.org.uk or by Telephone 07587 756 739

First Aid Course

 Would you know what to do in an emergency? Our First Aid Course is for beginners who would like to know what to do. No pervious knowledge is necessary. All ages are welcome.

 

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Healthy Foods Reachdem

Healthier Lifestyle

These session will look at why we eat what we eat and what we can do on a low income to change our eating habits and create a healthier lifestyle. There will be quizzes, discussions and practical ideas we can exchange whilst thinking more about lifestyle changes. We will also discuss why healthier eating can increase feelings of wellbeing, in a time of constant social changes. Free tea and coffee, biscuits will be available.

Life and Social Skills

Life and social skills are the tools necessary to overcome social exclusion which leads to depression and isolation. Ultimately, acquiring life skill will enable a person to lead a satisfying life and enable them to make valuable contributions to the community they live in and society at large.

We will encourage group disussion and games, whereby we can all learn new skills from each other.  Free tea, coffee, juice biscuits will be available.

Please book, availability on first come, first serve basis.

 

Email: info@nullreachdem.org.uk or by Telephone 07587 756 739

Healthy Foods Reachdem

Healthier Lifestyle

These session will look at why we eat what we eat and what we can do on a low income to change our eating habits and create a healthier lifestyle. There will be quizzes, discussions and practical ideas we can exchange whilst thinking more about lifestyle changes. We will also discuss why healthier eating can increase feelings of wellbeing, in a time of constant social changes. Free tea and coffee, biscuits will be available.

Parenting

PARENTING- Do you know what it takes to parent with confidence? Come along and share in our discussion on parenting. it does not matter if you the child, the parent, or even the grandparent, we all have something to say about parenting today especially on what we perceived to be wrong or right parenting. What has been your experience@ Come along and join the disussion- Do we require a village to raise a child ? Or can we do this by ourselves; let us know what you think. Free tea, coffee, juice biscuits will be available.

 

Please book, availability on first come, first serve basic

REACH DEM JA is making an appeal for non perishable items and clothing to assist the people of Haiti. We are working alongside international Charity Food for the Poor in Jamaica in an effort to alleviate the further suffering of the people. If you wish to assist contact 07587 756739 or email us at reachdem@nullgmail.com. Thank you.

DRAMA

Drama Therapy

The purpose of Drama as a form of therapy helps young people –

  • Explores unhealthy personal patterns of behaviour and interpersonal interaction
  • It encourages self-awareness, exploration and reflection on feelings and relationships
  • It provides opportunities for young people to learn new skills;
  • It initiates spontaneous exploration of personal issues;
  • It enables young people to experiment with new ways of thinking and behaving;
  • It offers non-verbal method of working
  • It makes use of all the senses
  • Make sense out of social and emotional difficulties

 

The proposed Outcomes could have been:

Relief from

  • anxieties
  • Depression
  • Low self esteem
  • Lack of confidence
  • Social and emotional difficulties
  • Lack of communicational skills.

Unfortunately, these sessions were cancelled due to lack of take up amongst young people.

Normally it can be difficult to speak about painful unresolved feelings around some sort of loss or trauma from our past or present. So drama therapy could have been a positive experience for attendees. Having established that we would not systematically drawn out any unresolved feelings but through the freedom of drama, the young person would have been thus encouraged to act out their own individual feelings over a three day period.

We feel really strongly that a commitment to greater access to drama therapy should be developed by Reach Dem UK as a means of supporting young vulnerable adults reach their best absolute potential throughout their adolescent years.

First Aid

First Aid

Event: ST JOHNS AMBULANCE CERTIFIED FIRST AID COURSE

Date:     30TH August 2016

Where:   Croydon Voluntary Action Resource Centre

82 London Road, Croydon

Purpose: To equip younger members of the general public as to what to do in an emergency involving a casualty of any age. It will equip them to know what action to take in any emergency and enable them to learn about how to deal with accidents and injuries.

Target Audience: Young people from age 12 to any age.

Outcome:

The course covered emergency life support procedures for adults, children and infants.

  • Communication and casualty care
  • Looking after yourself and the casualty
  • Adult, child and infant resuscitation
  • Treatment of severe bleeding and chest pain
  • Treatment of choking in adults, children and infants
  • Treatment of an unresponsive casualty.

Course duration : 3 hours

Certified and Assessed by Trainer – Certificate lasts for 3 years.

 

NUTRITION

Nutrition- Healthy Living

Event:  Healthier Living and Good Nutrition

Dates: 16th, 24th August and 6th September 2016

Venue: Croydon Voluntary Action:  82 London Road, Croydon CRO 2TB

Purpose: To develop greater awareness amongst young people as to the benefits of good nutrition which undoubtedly leads to healthier living in the future.

Our sessions would highlight the following :

  • Healthier eating habits developed whilst young will stay with that individual throughout his/her life;
  • growth and development are accelerated during teenage years, and thus the demand for most nutrients is relatively high but that most young people are deprived of those nutrients.
  • The UK National survey data shows that the intake of saturated fatty acids, salt and non-milk extrinsic sugars (added sugars) are above recommended levels.
  • A proportion of teenagers have an extremely low intakes of some vitamins and minerals due to their diet.
  • In England, (during 2013) 34% of boys and 39% of girls aged 13-15 years were overweight or obese.
  • The need for 60 minutes of activity every day.

 

Outcome:

Although we had offered attendees a free nutritious lunch and smoothy, the take up amongst young people was almost nil. However, we do believe that this is an area which requires more intervention and we would welcome the opportunity to develop this area of our work without our capacity building programs.

 

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