As cohort 3 approach the beginning of the CWP programme, we have taken the opportunity to interview 2 trainee CWP’s. Ed and Samantha are based at Somerset Rural Youth Project (SRYP). SRYP have rebranded to Young Somerset so as to better reflect their growing reach and remit across the county.
So, Ed and Sam, why did you apply to become a WP-CWP?
S: It felt like a really good opportunity to undertake training and gain experience and expertise for working with children and young people.
E: The role and training fit really well with what I had wanted to do for a career and represented a great opportunity to take the next steps.
How have you found the training?
E: Really good – Lots of chance for learning and reflection.
S: It has been a real privilege to be learning and working with people with such expertise, something which I didn’t think I would ever have the opportunity.
Both: It has been more challenging than we thought...
This month we interviewed Marie from Off the Record in Bristol, to find out more about how they are using ProReal; how the project came about and the success its been having.
So, what is ProReal?
ProReal is an immersive, avatar-based virtual world platform that helps people communicate in a dynamic and visual way. Built using 3D gaming technology, this virtual reality communication tool is independently evidenced to accelerate insight and change. You can read more about the evidence base here.
How did this project come about at Off the Record?
A campaign from our participation project led to a theme around improving access for males, and supporting the right side brain's role in therapy. We wanted to find a way to practice what happens in session in a safe and playful way using a platform that young people feel is fun and are comfortable with.
Can you explain a little about a 'trialogue' approach?
The trialogue approach is the understanding that in the room during...
The East of England Clinical Networks group have organised a series of webinars across a range of current issues from Self harm care in A & E and GPs to best practice in neurodevelopmental disorders.
You can access the list of dates and topics here and contact the organisers to book on...
Don't miss this great opportunity to share good practice and take new ideas into your own service....