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Week 9 – Monday 22nd June – Sunday 28th June!
In celebration of PRIDE 2020 it’s important to recognise that everyone has the right to self-define their own gender and sexuality #LookBeyondTheLabel Some of the young people we work with have some brilliant recommendations for us to share with you all throughout this month.
15th – 21st June 2020!
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Some of this weeks highlights include the Peak District, exploring the many uses of lavender and recommendations on books and other useful resources related to LGBTQ+ in support of PRIDE month!
Chilypep were pleased to be able to write a reflective piece for the IDYW (In Defence of Youth Work) website around how we have been responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Marie, one of our project coordinators, talks about how Chilypep have tried to respond rapidly to the current situation, using creativity to innovate for a ‘new normal’. Looking at the challenges of home working, the impact this can have on staff’s own wellbeing, and moreover the pressures faced by young people at this time, this article offers some reflections and insights into the impact of COVID on youth work and young people.
You can read the full article here.
About In Defence of Youth Work
The In Defence of Youth Work campaign was established following the Youth and Policy’s History conference in March 2009. The impetus came from the circulation of an Open Letter, which can be found on the website. At heart the Campaign seeks to defend and extend youth work as a distinctive educational practice founded on a voluntary relationship with young people and shaped by their agendas.
You can find out more about, and follow the IDYW movement here: https://indefenceofyouthwork.com/
Remember it’s also important to stay safe online, check out our online safety poster!
8th -14th June 2020!
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1st -7th June 2020!
Join us throughout week 6 of our Chilypep social distancing schedule, get involved and encourage and share with others!
The Youth Mental Health First Aid Kit has been updated with more great guides and recommendations designed by young people over this period!
There is also a useful routine planner template with examples from young people we work with. This is a helpful template for young people to use and for professionals to share with young people they work with.
Youth Mental Health First Aid Kit
Young people’s lockdown routine planner template
What’s coming up in week 5?
Walking with Clare
Plant tour with Charly
Art with Ellie
And animals with silly faces
Our landscape has changed in relation to COVID, however the young people we work with continue to inspire us and others and work alongside us to help share positive and creative self-help activities.
Young people Chilypep work with have put together a list of helpful recommendations in relation to isolation and as helpful distractions.
In light of #KindnessMatters and #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek we hope that sharing this can help many others but also show how kind the young people we work with are. By continuing to come together, supporting each other and sharing helpful tips and strategies is going along way to creating a kind and mental health friendly community.
The isolation recommendations will be added to our Youth Mental Health First Aid Kit but also to our first ever edition of the Chilypep Zine. (I’m sure we will have a fabulous title for this written by the creative young people we work with, so keep a look out…Coming soon).
Click on the link below to download the recommendations…