When looking into self-harm, what stuck with me most was that the number of girls self-harming is significantly higher than the number of boys. It really got me thinking and all I wanted to understand was why? Does it have something to do with a female's inability to deal with stress, or their desire to … Continue reading Why are there more girls self-harming than boys?
A couple of months ago, I read an article on The Guardian website about self-harm and I was shocked to the core about how commonplace it is among young people. Self-harm really is more common than we think and it is becoming more prevalent. According to a World Health Organisation collaborative study, the last decade … Continue reading The Self-Harm Issue
Yesterday was the final day of the Creative Futures Programme, as Positive Summer Vibes comes to the LNK unit in Croydon tomorrow from 10am until 6pm. After six weeks of preparation, learning new skills, gaining nuggets of knowledge and building up a network, our project had come to a close. However, yesterday was not a … Continue reading Creative Futures Programme Day 23
The focus on promotion continued in the lead up to Positive Summer Vibes, as we passed the middle mark of the week. With just two days left until the event, it is essential for us to get the word out there and ensure that as many people know about the event as possible. Ruth Daniel … Continue reading Creative Futures Programme Day 22: More Promotion
The final few days before Positive Summer Vibes are all about promotion, promotion, promotion. Although we do have other tasks to get on with and certain factors that need seeing to, promotion is our main focus in a bid to make our event a success. We got a first look at our printed flyers and … Continue reading Creative Futures Programme Day 21: Promotion
The Creative Futures team continued the in-depth preparations for Positive Summer Vibes, as the day draws nearer and nearer. We discussed the debate segment of the day, started to assign the necessary job roles and made a promotional plan for the upcoming week. Most of the individuals for the debate panels have been decided upon … Continue reading Creative Futures Programme Day 20: Getting Out There
The Creative Futures team continued with the in-depth preparation for Positive Summer Vibes on Day 19 of the programme. Our little family was joined by three more members, who have dived straight in and contributed to our overall plans, especially the promotion aspect. Hip Hop artist, Rodney P, who has been leading out on the … Continue reading Creative Futures Programme Day 19: Intense Preparation