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Darlington's progress

We have added  a new course to our offering - its a beginners German course entitled Wunderbar! so we are hopefull it generates interest. We have also agreed to participate in a Celebration event hosted by MIND of Darlington to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week. This will take place on Saturday 6th May from 11am to 4pm where we hope potential learners will visit our stall and discuss the project and it should be a great opportunity to increase our volunteer numbers.

six six six : how the storey is different

my partner has told me the storey of the huffington duck - it's april fools day and still before midday.  we chuckle and read about the national trust finding a sword in a lake.  

i'd sat down to write about my sixth session, the humour of the day has rather infiltrated my intention.

at the last session we completed our data gathering exercise. slightly longer than before so it made the session a little disjointed.  i've been reflecting about where i am now, having completed six sessions.

Royals launch campaign to get us all talking about mental health

 

Article in The Guardian today about the campaign Heads Together:

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/mar/29/royals-launch-mental-health-campaign-videos-get-britons-talking

The link to the Heads Together website: https://www.headstogether.org.uk/ They have some nice short videos with people discussing their experiences of mental health.

Men In Sheds Taster Day

The Blackpool project held their Men In Sheds Taster day in March.

Mental Wellbeing Resources

Short blog today......

Came across the Frazzled Cafe project today while surfing. It's a project aimed at getting people talking about mental wellbeing with the strapline 'It's OK, to not be OK'. They are inspired by their patron, Ruby Wax. https://www.frazzledcafe.org/about/

The project is supported by Marks & Spencers. Currently, 'Frazzled Cafes' can be found at the following Marks & Spencers stores:

Invisible Ilness

Invisible Illness

We are a writing group who have come together because we are involved in a government- funded

andrew's fifth

 

the sky outside my window is mostly blue, there are moments of cloud that dull down the blueness.  in my headphones the tune from the above video provides a soundtrack to this post, made early on the morning after the fifth session.

i've been reflecting about the progress - my progress - since week one.

fab four

happy international day of happiness everyone.  yes today is this amazing day and i wanted to mark it here on my blog before reflecting on my fab fourth session.  this morning i've been a volunteer in a local park where we've been coppicing hazel.  the particular bush had been left for so long it had become several small trees around 6 metres in height.  this morning was made more challenging by continuous rain.

Review and Revamp -

It has been a while since my last Blog - and this is just a mini up-date - 

We have been revamping our promotional material and course information booklet - looking at courses ( those that have not had any take up and looking to replace them with some new ones to try and attrack learners ) 

We are trying to build our soical media presance and have taken to Twitter - 

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