This term I AM ME members suggested having more opportunities to undertake accreditations and training on LGBTQ+. Members also suggested introducing more wellbeing activities into our meetings. Many of our existing members have now moved and as a result of the on going Covid-19 pandemic our numbers have dropped. I AM ME have had a big recruitment push which some members took on themselves to find new recruits!
We started the term off with some icebreakers and consultations to get us back into the swing of things, and to make sure everyone’s voices were heard
We then moved on to making mocktails and learning about alcohol awareness, along with learning about healthy relationships.
With the Christmas season starting to roll in, members gave their ideas to see what everyone wanted to do over Christmas! We also included a pamper session to remind our young people about self-love and care!
We made gingerbread men and we made cookies! We are also involved in a trip to Winter Wonderland that is for the whole youth service!
Finally we had a guest speaker Abby from SHOT to talk to I AM ME about healthy relationships which members really loved so much that they’ve requested she come back to talk more about the topic.
We’re bust making plans for next term, we’re hoping to resume our sessions face-to-face. We’ll be looking at what learning we can do as well as organizing creative activities such phone case decorating and more cooking!
If you would like to join I AM ME then please do get in touch via email – firstname.lastname@example.org