The Rose Project at Kyra – Keeping in Touch During Lockdown

The Rose Project is for young women aged 16-25. We have been having regular weekly sessions with a focus on wellbeing. These have obviously come to a halt recently but we have managed to stay in touch via email, text, phone calls and weekly zoom meet ups!

In the Zoom meet ups we are looking at:

  • How we are managing in these strange new days
  • ‘Recommendation of the week’ – what is that essential viewing to break up boredom ?(Breaking Bad and Vampire Diaries if you are wondering?!) 
  • ‘Gratitudes’ – we are all saying our personal things we are grateful for and putting them in 1 collective jar to open at another time when we are together again!

We also have been sharing our random lockdown purchases… including a HUGE box of Mcoys Flame-baked crisps, a gift of a potato, a jumbo bag of skittles to last a good year, and an inflatable 5ft pizza slice!  

We have even ‘met’ a member’s pet hedgehog which was the cutest thing and the highlight of my day!

So far what have the members of the Rose Project learnt? The common message seems to be that its good to talk and its good to share the positives and that’s what we will do.

Below we’ve pulled together a list of young women/people support networks that you might like to check-out. 

Young Women’s Trust

Work It Out coaching is a telephone coaching service to support you to think about the future you want.

https://www.youngwomenstrust.org/what_we_do/services/work_it_out

City of York Council

Wellbeing advice for young people from City of York Council

https://www.york.gov.uk/downloads/file/5489/wellbeing-advice-for-children-and-young-people

York Family Information Service

The York Family Information Service is a free and impartial information service for mums, dads and carers of children and young people aged 0-19 (or up to 25 for disabled children) we are part of the Local Area Teams Information Service and Information Service for Young People.

If you’re a mum, dad, carer or young person and have a question but don’t know where to go, then please get in touch.

https://www.yor-ok.org.uk/families/FIS/family-information-service.html

YoungMinds.org

General and crisis mental health support.

https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/your-guide-to-support/

York Mind

During the period of social distancing due to the Coronavirus outbreak, York Mind’s Young People Project will be offering services to young people aged between 11-21 years old and will also be offering Young People’s Counselling for 16-25 year olds.

https://www.yorkmind.org.uk/how-we-help/young-peoples-service-covid-19-response/

The Mix

The Mix is the UK’s leading support service for young people. We are here to help you take on any challenge you’re facing – from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs. Talk to us via online, social or our free, confidential helpline.

Also support with Corona virus related issues such as money, tenancy rights, health and anxiety.

https://www.themix.org.uk/

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