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Doodle Den

Doodle Den – Wellbeing Café

A welcoming place for parents and guardians (with their families if they wish) to relax, have a cuppa, to just be.

Our Parent Support Worker, Mandy, will be at the café during these times to support you with any challenges you may be facing. 

All Arts for Life Project parents and carers welcome, even if your child attends sessions with us on a different day. 

The café offers a friendly ear, activities and talks and/or just a quiet place to chat.

The Doodle Den is open:

Every Tuesday and Wednesday during term time:  from 4pm – 7pm.

Cofix Coffee Shop
76 Green lane, HA6 2XS

(Turn left at the end of Forge Lane, walk to top of Hallowell Road and turn left onto Northwood High Street. Pizza hut is on the corner and the café is just next door.) 

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Create and Chat

Create and Chat

A monthly arts-based activity programme for parents and carers of young people with complex hidden needs

Sessions provide pro-active emotional, social and peer support within a creative group setting, reducing social isolation, community separation and emotional ill-health.

Monthly
Age Range: Adult
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Together Thrive

Together Thrive

The Together Thrive programme pulls together three different types of support to provide our young people with a staged progression back into society.

Our young people have hidden complex challenges. We support issues including (but not exclusively): mental health concerns, high anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and autism.

Ongoing Service
Age: 8+
Referrals are accepted from young people aged 16 and above, parents/carers and any professionals working with children and young people.

Together Thrive offers:

  • Together Outreach: At Home Support
  • Together Inhouse: Clinical Therapeutic / Wellbeing Support
  • Together We Thrive:  Mentor Support

Participants are invited into the Together Thrive programme through an initial referral form process and a meet and greet appointment.

Referrals can be received for individual clinical support or for open review of programme support at initial appointment. Referrals are accepted from young people aged 14 and above, parents/carers and any CYP professionals using the referral form.

Together Outreach

An At Home support programme designed to establish a wellbeing relationship, connection and a programme of support. Clinical staff engage, socialise and motivate independence and the ability to come outside of home. Arts For Life Project’s wellbeing practitioners and clinical counselling team work together to create opportunities for out of home intervention.

Together Inhouse

The Wellbeing and Clinical Team graduate Together Outreach participants into a Together Inhouse programme at the Arts for Life Project centre. They establish a safe and secure place for participants to access regularly whilst they continue their therapeutic journey back into society. A BACP registered clinical team are present to offer ongoing intervention for personal challenges, development and independence growth.

Together We Thrive

On developing a safe place for external interaction outside of the home, the young person will be invited to transfer into the Together We Thrive Mentor Programme where they are supported by a Community Youth Worker or Volunteer Mentor. This support creates achievable activities within the community. Working together with their Mentor they will build on independent life skills such as going shopping; visiting the park; interacting with peers; taking a bus or train. By creating achievable activities and working together to build independence. This facilitates the young person to re-integrate back into society.

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