2020-10-07 • • Dundee
Dundee Recovery Road Map (Mobile APP) For all IOS & Android devices. sets out a range of services available across the city of Dundee, including Mental health, Addiction Support, Health & Wellbeing, Rehab Information, Peer Support, Family/Carer's Support, & Online Recovery Support! We are creating an app of the pre-existing map which will soon be available to download on the IOS app - store with the intention to expand across multi-platforms including Android. The hope is to make services more accessible and available to the wider community with a simplistic user-friendly free to use app. Features include a category list with subcategory of scrollable descriptions with contact details containing contact numbers, links to websites, location map-view. With a 2020 Vision for a brighter future, we can shine extra light on the resources that we have available in our community… and with the same passion and same heart of gold that is on the poster and leaflet.
2020-10-07 • • Dundee
Covid19 and the subsequent lockdown has had a significant impact on families across the City.
Families have told us that they need support to get back to the “new normal”. Families have suffered from financial hardship, strains on family relationships, anxiety about getting out and about again and having supportive peer-led relationships with friends, family and other children and families in the East End. We will provide support that actively encourages families to build the skills and resilience to improve their health and wellbeing. Rocksolid Families Together project will take a whole family approach that supports and encourages families to work as a cohesive unit in tackling challenges that face them. We will develop a family engagement programme that focusses on a life skills model including health care, home management and home safety, financial management, personal growth, awareness and problem solving and social interaction with other local families and community.
This will be delivered in 1 x weekly sessions. In addition to this we will deliver another family session that provides free or affordable activities for the whole family to enjoy together including walks to local green spaces, games and activities that provide fun and strengthens personal and community networks.
2020-09-30 • • Dundee
Hot Chocolate work with 300-400 young people each year from across Dundee. Life is difficult for most of them, and we’re privileged that they share their stories with us. We try to make Hot Chocolate feel like 'the opposite of trauma'; for them: that we're safe, trustworthy, empowering,collaborative, consistent, supportive. And, crucially, that we see them asthey are: full of energy, skill and brilliance. Lockdown made their life tougher (79% said their mental health deteriorated, 50% were worse off financially) and its impacts are hitting young people disproportionately (numbers not in education/employment doubled since March).
Hot Chocolate stayed alongside (online, by phone, taking walks) and are re-building youth work opportunities and support they can rely on. Your support would help our outdoor drop-in (3 nights a week) and street work in the city centre: youth workers creating a homely, safe place where young people can find company and support, and reaching out to connect with those struggling to connect.
Creative online and indoor work will continue alongside but the commitment to be with young people where they are and to be consistent through the uncertainties of Covid restrictions makes our outdoor work essential even into the Dundee winter.