By One Education on 10 Aug 2022
James Traynor & Amy Davies: Great Places Housing Group
A FOOT IN THE DOOR, A SEAR AROUND THE TABLE
Our workshop is a brief overview of what housing providers are able to support within the safeguarding arena and how understanding the housing context and strong partnership working with housing providers will strengthen your school’s safeguarding approach.
At Great Places Housing Group we are passionate about supporting people at every stage of their journey. As well as general rented accommodation, we have multiple support services and specialist housing for customers with a range of support needs. We provide support to individuals and families across the North West to live full and healthy lives from the foundation of a safe home, but that the current housing crisis can make this difficult to achieve. Our safeguarding service is there to ensure that we have a consistent and holistic approach across our service provision and to ensure that good links are made with local boards and other key stakeholders.
Akemia Minott: 84Youth CIC
Workshop description coming soon.
84YOUTH are a community integrated, grassroots CIC based in Moss Side, Manchester. They were founded in 2019 in response to the communities lived experience of direct, cultural and institutional violence and the PTSD or Perpetual Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) incurred as a result. The catalyst for 84YOUTH was the events that took place on 8th August 2017. Eleven young men received custodial sentences totalling 168 years for a murder in which there had been one perpetrator. On the same evening four young men were stabbed receiving 28 severe force stab wounds resulting in the death of another young man. This inspired the name of the organisation who run projects under LIBER8YOUTH, CELEBR8YOUTH and ACTIV8YOUTH.
Akemia Minott, the founding Director has 20 years of youth work experience in the area. Alongside young people she decided there was a need for a new way of challenging issues of Serious youth Violence and PTSD and working to raise awareness of the issues faced by young people in her community while creating solution focused ways of addressing the increase in violence and its drivers. Akemia and her team not only work in the area, they also live there and have first-hand experience of SYV and PTSD giving them a depth of knowledge of the issues the community face. They passionately believe that youth issues are a direct response to wider, complex, societal issues.
Ophelia Murphy: Kooth Digital Health
Ophelia Murphy from Kooth Digital Health will be holding a workshop about the impacts of social media on young people's wellbeing, data on the most prominent mental health difficulties young people face today, and how our online wellbeing platforms Kooth and Qwell can help.
Available across the North West, instant access digital mental health support is commissioned for people aged 10 or 11+. Kooth Digital Health provides two online counselling platforms: Kooth.com and Qwell.io. These services offer mental health support that is free, safe and anonymous online - whenever it is needed with no waiting lists for support and no referral needed.