'A Helping Hand'
'A Helping Hand'
About the project
run a project across East and West Sussex that provide tailored groups to
educate and support young people and their families in schools and in the community. We also work with other groups such as those recovering from drug and alcohol misuse and women experiencing PND as nutrition plays a big part in being well again.
The basis of the talks that are given is nutrition and how we feel or as I like to say "food & mood". However because things aren't always as simple as just knowing what we should and shouldn't eat to feel good the discussions tend to be broader and cover friendships, self confidence & self esteem, drugs, alcohol, bullying, peer pressure and difficult home lives etc.. These are all things that affect our overall health & well-being and things young people can need extra support with.
Weight management is also covered if that is something relevant to the group or maybe their relationship with food needs to be explored. Either way these talks are a great way for people to learn how to take back control of their health, ask questions and talk openly in a safe environment and feel supported.
Who is this service for?
- Children 5-17yrs
- Women experiencing post natal depression (PND)
- People recovering from drug and alcohol misuse
- Anyone who would benefit from knowing more about what good nutrition is and how it has an impact on the way we feel
How our groups can help?
Women experiencing PND can find making time and drumming up motivation to eat well difficult, so receiving some practical advice can be a big step in taking control of their physical health and mental health.
People that are in the recovery stage of previously using drugs and or alcohol are particularly vulnerable to a poor diet which in turn can without a doubt affect the way they feel and the choices they make. There are many physical ailments and symptoms related to poor nutrition that can quite easily be overlooked due to the drug or alcohol use such as unexplained pain in the limbs and eyesight problems.
This is a tailored service so if you are uncertain if we can help the group you have in mind then please just ask.
Who do we work with?
Mind, Mental health workers, Schools, Think Families, Ravenscourt Recovery Centre, Members of the public...