Young People’s Support Group
Monday Evenings

What is it?

This is a new group for young people affected by the death of someone close to them as a result of the Grenfell Tower tragedy. It’s a chance to get together and meet others who have been through a similar experience. It is not therapy and it’s not ‘counselling’ – it’s a group of like-minded young people meeting up and doing something positive to help each other. There are no expectations of you when you join the group. You don’t have to talk about anything you don’t want to, and participation is always voluntary.

When is it?

The monthly sessions take place on Monday evenings from 5pm to 7pm and are free to attend. You just need to get to the group and be aged 11-18.

Where is it?

The Curve, 10 Bard Road W10 6TP

How can I join in?

Speak to Mark
Call: 07825 260065
Email: grenfellsupport@childbereavementuk.org

Activities at the Curve

The Curve Crèche room programme

Course descriptions

Hatha yoga

Yoga and Emotions uses a holistic approach to raise emotional awareness and to improve emotional management through the practice of yoga. Based on the ancient traditional Hatha yoga style originated in India, each class sets specific goals aimed to connect and balance your body and mind through the practice of asanas (yoga poses) and pranayamas (breathing techniques).  The classes are slow paced and are constructed to improve: mind-body relationship and emotional wellbeing, the physical body such as posture, flexibility, balance and coordination.


Helping children with loss: The grief recovery method

This six-week programme is for parents and carers and will help you communicate with children in your care about losses they have experienced and those they might face in the future.

As a parent or a significant person in a child’s life you may be familiar with the feeling of not knowing what to say when questions are asked about sad and painful feelings. This could leave you struggling for the right words or actions to take. Whether your child is experiencing a bereavement, or other significant emotional loss – following divorce, house move, changing school, or being bullied – the Grief Recovery method will give you the tools to make a significant difference in their progress and well-being. The programme covers trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

The programme is led by a certified grief recovery specialist, using techniques from the book ‘When Children Grieve’.


Stay and play

An opportunity for parents and carers to play with their children in a safe stimulating environment. You must stay on site with your children at all times.


Creche

You can leave your children in the expert care of our qualified childcare team. Places are limited and must be booked in advance (priority given to parents attending appointments or workshops). You will need to complete a creche booking form to register your child and will need to arrive at least 15 minutes before to allow time to settle your child.


Flourish: Arts and wellbeing taster workshops for parents

This is an extension to Flourish, a free arts programme running from Maxilla during the school holidays for families affected by Grenfell. ACAVA are holding three taster arts and wellbeing workshops for parents accessing services at The Curve over November and December.

In each workshop parents will be able to explore a different art medium: textiles, mosaics and printmaking.

During the session, you will have the opportunity to feedback and shape the arts timetable offer at The Curve for the rest of the academic year. All are welcome and no experience is necessary.

Flourish: Arts and wellbeing workshop 1

Screen-printing for all

Participants will have fun designing their own paper stencil and screen print this onto a tote bag to take away. No experience necessary, just drop-in and have a go.

Flourish: Arts and wellbeing workshop 2

Mosaics for all

Enjoy designing and making your own mosaic coaster or tile with artist Emily Fuller. No experience necessary.

Flourish: Arts and wellbeing workshop 3

Textiles for all – Batik

Join artist Aimee Parrott and have fun creating your own textile-based artwork. The technique of Batik uses wax and paint/dye to produce wonderful patterns and images. No experience necessary.

Children’s centre volunteer training

This four-week course provides learners with the skills, knowledge and confidence to become a successful children’s centre volunteer in a community setting.


World coffee morning

A regular Wednesday coffee morning for all, to mingle, chat and taste other cultures.


Knitting circle

Come along, natter and knit. Complete beginnners and experienced knitters of all ages welcome.


Community garden workshop

A session with our community gardening team planting and growing the environment at The Curve. Learn about plants and flowers and contribute to a fun and relaxing group activity. Everyone welcome.


Urban Arts media bus

The Urban Arts media bus offers children aged 8–12 the opportunity to write a rap or a song, perform and get creative in a variety of ways. With amazing teachers and technology.


Money management

A fun and relaxed workshop for parents, run by Home-Start Westminster. We will look at exploring ways to save money and budget. How to ‘shop smart’, understanding debt and credit, and helping children learn about money.

 

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