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We are thrilled to announce that we recently got some funding from CNET’s Mental Health Grant to start a befriending programme. Over the past year, we have noticed that many of our service users have suffered in silence, directly or indirectly affected by covid19 pandemic; many are on long waiting lists for mental health support but are simply desperate for connection and someone to listen to them.

We are so excited to be working in partnership with Shy Burhan, an amazing local photographer who recently received Arts Council funding to deliver free participatory photography workshops to asylum seekers and refugees who access the Millside Centre. The aim of the project is to offer each participant a creative outlet to tell their stories and enhance their wellbeing using their smart phone cameras.

Isolation Project

During the month of March thanks to a small grant from Incommunities, we organised fun activities including a social distanced cooking session and online exercise classes for women to engage our most isolated clients during lockdown. We identified that 60% of our service users have greatly suffered from isolation especially experiencing loneliness, depression, anxiety, and stress and just needed someone to talk to and find practical ways forward to cope and have fun.

Youth Project

Our ‘We are Tomorrow’ youth group team are now having their sessions here at the centre socially distanced every Thursday at 5pm. We would still appreciate if more young people join this project. If you know any young people aged 15 – 19 who would like to join in email stefanie@millsidecentre.org or call: 07458305079. Some great activities are lined up to engage and equip our young people in these difficult times.

We have in partnership with City Valley Church volunteers continued to deliver food parcels and warm clothing to our vulnerable clients. We are humbled by their dedication to this project and pray a special blessing upon their lives!

We are proud to announce to you that our Refugee Café Students were able to sit for their Level 2 Food Hygiene Assessment exam in December and passed considering how difficult the year turned out to be. The students have played a vital role in the preparing of the hot meals that were delivered to our vulnerable clients both families and individuals as part of their practical classes

As part of Black History Month We Are Tomorrow (Millside youth) would like to invite you and any young people you work with to a conversation with Penny from the Racial Justice Network.

It is this Thursday at 5 – 6pm.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81245256488?pwd=NGZtM2xkdE5FR2dWeVhJaUNCL0NNQT09

 Meeting ID: 812 4525 6488

Passcode: 174234

Please send this invitation further if you think of anyone that would be interested or send out the flyer in your youth WhatsApp groups etc.

The Millside Centre is slowly opening to provide vital support for vulnerable people during the covid19 pandemic, with a hybrid of online and face-to-face services. Please click here for the list of services that are resuming or continuing to run following government guidelines and restrictions to ensure the safety of our staff, partners and volunteers.

 

What We Offer

 

For more information email us on info@millsidecentre.org or call 01274 409 661

 

Inspire Yourself Personal Coaching is offering a FREE six weeks life coaching sessions to support and encourage women who have experienced domestic violence to build their self confidence and self belief. Nina, the coach has personal experience of domestic violence and aims to use her knowledge to guide and empower women through the programme to take practical and personal steps to a better future.

SIMPLE EFFECTIVE TOOLS/ DEVELOP RESILIENCE/ OVERCOME BARRIERS

STARTS ON Friday 28th February 2020, 10:15am – 12:30pm

Millside Centre, 131 Grattan road, BD1 2HS.

 

To refer yourself or a client, please contact Nina on:

Mob: 07426330933

Email: inspireyourselfpcoaching@outlook.com

We are hosting a mental health awareness day for young people aged 14+ with the purpose of providing them a platform to openly discuss their mental health, share their experiences and find out about the diverse community based mental health services they can access. We will have guest speakers representing different organisations attending who will be sharing their expertise and there will be a number of workshops to engage, stimulate and address young people’s mental health but also empower them to express themselves around various themes and topics. Why not start the New Year prioritising your mental health?

Please see the programme of the day below:

11:30am – Arrival and refreshments

11:45am – 12:20pm – Welcome and introduce guest speakers

12:30pm – 1:30pm – Workshops including managing stress, prioritising self care and a music and lyric writing workshop

1:30pm – Lunch break

2pm – Speaker’s Corner Collective panel discussion with Q&A

2:30pm – Live performance

2:50pm – Evaluation and Feedback

3pm- END

 

To RSVP, please follow our Eventbrite link here and invite your friends to come along too.

For more information, please do not hesitate contact us on 01274 409 661 or email us: info@millsidecentre.org