Issue 17

Activities Coordinator Update

Hello again well I am settled in at my new job after having been off for a while, and I am really enjoying the role, I will just give you a brief update as to what is happening, the ladies hour on a Thursday is a great success I have had to altar the time by half an hour, so it is now at 3.30 pm till 4.30pm in the café.

I still do the ward activities on Newton ward but the patients preferred to have it on a Friday, instead of Tuesday it starts at until 7.45pm and the down to the café everyone welcome for film night, a film is picked from Sky movie channel, this goes on until, this is popular as well.

Current Affairs is now in the café on a Friday afternoon at till, and on Saturday at 7.30pm till 9.30 pm in the café games night is still on going there has been a good turn out, but to let you know there will be some new things starting in September.

A teacher is coming in to teach creative writing it is a six week course, and so far there has been a lot of interest, its just one thing that the patients want to do and I was able to get it organized, it starts on Thursday 7th of September at 6pm till I have had a lot of names so far but if you are interested the please contact one of the activity coordinators.

Also the leavers group with Justine Cosby and myself this will be starting on Friday 8th of September I am not sure of the time yet but if you are interested then contact myself or Justine, the group is for patients that would find going through some basic skills helpful when going on to live independently.

Last but not least the ladies group with Jo Thomas Erin Wood and myself will be starting on the last Sunday of every month, the ladies have asked to start this back up hopefully it will take off, I organized a hair and beauty session in the family room a little while ago this proved a great success and I am in the middle of organizing another one in the near future, I think that's all I can think of for now so I will say goodbye

By: Janette Duggan Activity Coordinator