2020-09-30 • • Dundee
Our idea is to do tutored post lockdown dance and movement sessions with our already established teenage dance group and a number of other young people who we know have struggled throughout lockdown and would benefit from some low level support and guidance. We are aiming to help participants to build confidence and rebuild and strengthen relationships.
Alongside the dance and movement we will offer sessions with invited local experts looking at different issues around mental health, self-esteem and sexual health. These sessions would focus on important aspects of everyday life but in a more informal way whilst providing important information and signposting to agencies that can help people if and when required. We are intending to work towards a final performance at the end of the project which will either be attended by friends and parents or filmed so that young people can share it with supporters.
2020-09-30 • • Dundee
Forebank Road Pocket Park is a small area of recreational ground tucked down a residential street in Coldside. Previously a playpark then a small scenic seating area, the park has fallen into poor condition recently, with overgrown bushes, overflowing bins and growing areas choked with weeds. During lockdown, some local residents rediscovered the potential of this wee park. They posted flyers nearby and brought together a group of people to reinvigorate the space. The first meeting saw 18 people from age 6 to 70 come along to share their memories of and ideas for the park. Since then, volunteers have been meeting weekly to clear away the litter and weeds, touch up the peeling paint and begin planting. We’d love to continue bringing this park back to life, transforming it into a place local people want to spend time outdoors with friends and neighbours. Your vote could help us buy tools, plants and fruit trees, craft materials for kids and equipment to help us run some great events. We have loads of imagination, enthusiasm and smiles to put into this project.
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.