Young People Matter
SOSAD have come together to provide workshops for young people. A focus group was set up with six young people on zoom due to COVID restrictions. These workshops were facilitated by three counsellors.
The workshops included treasure hunts, relaxation techniques, a sunrise swim with breakfast on the beach, art therapy, journaling, crystals, but most of all the workshops provided the group to engage with each other for one hour to express how anxiety had impacted on them for the week, facilitated by the three Counsellors.
The young people are putting together a play depicting the effects that COVID had on six young girls. The play is humorous but quite emotional. The young people worked on an intervention in conjunction with Oberstown Campus were the young people in Oberstown made comfort blankets for the young people in SOSAD and the Young People’s Group in turn painted a beautiful painting of the sea for the unit, to bring the sea to their lives as they are unable to visit the sea while in Oberstown.
It is envisaged that the Young People Matter Group will go live around the end of June.