Dympna Cunnane (CEO) and Esther Malvern (Operations Director) travelled to Plymouth to visit Plymouth KidsTime Workshop and see their excellent work in action.
“It was a real pleasure to see their KidsTime Workshop in action and meet the families they have been supporting. A big thank you to all of the participants for letting us join in with their discussions, drama sessions and games,” said Dympna Cunnane.
Esther in particular enjoyed creating clay characters with the children and acting out some scenes with them which were recorded and presented back to the parents.
They also had the opportunity to meet with teachers, pastoral teams and young carers services from across the area and present the ‘Who Cares?’ work in schools to them. A very interesting discussion was had about how to empower school staff to help support children who have a parent with a mental illness and how, as a whole area, Plymouth can work cooperatively to spread Our Time’s work. The work in Plymouth both enthused and inspired and Dympna is looking forward to returning in the autumn to deliver further school staff training and develop Our Time’s primary school material with the Plymouth Excellence Cluster.