Launch of Brain Injury Resources
As part of Brain Awareness Week our newly developed "Keeping (a)head film" and "Puzzled about the brain" resources were launched on Tuesday 7th March at The Shore.
These resources have been developed at The Corner with young people in partnership with NHS Tayside's Centre for Brain Injury Rehabilitation, supported by Dundee City Council's Youth Work Department.
Both the film and jigsaw are aimed at raising young people’s awareness of potential head injuries through sport and other lifestyle risk taking behaviours. These resources will be used initially in Schools.
We had a visitor to The Corner!
Check out Oor Wullie bucket trail for information on the Oor Wullie Bucket Trail which was on over the summer and find out how much the Wullies raised for charity!
Rock your Rights!
Our spring campaign at The Corner focused on Rights. We promoted young people’s rights and shared information about the legal age that young people have different rights. Check out our leaflet.
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Click here to find out what we are talking about and keep up-to-date with what is happening at The Corner.
We were delighted to welcome The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge to The Corner on Friday 23rd October to meet with young people and find out about the services we offer.
Click here to find out more about thier visit to Dundee.
Is this Love?
Over the months of October and November we ran a Is this love? campaign looking at what makes a healthy relationship.
Eat, Sleep, Care, Repeat
The Corner went all 80's in the months of August and September for the 'Eat, Sleep, Care, Repeat' campaign. With its bright neon colour the campaign was all about positivity - how to be 'happy' through self care, healthy eating and sleeping well, and how to care for others through random acts of kindness.
Click here to check out the resources and to find out more.
Back to the Future - whats your digital footprint?
During May & June we ran a campaign to find out what has changed in the world of social media and especially trends in young people's social media use.
Implant Service now at The Corner
An implant is a small flexible rod that is placed just under your skin in your upper arm. It releases a progestogen hormone similar to the natural progesterone that women produce in their ovaries and works for up to three years. (Family Planning Association) For more information please click here
The Corner now offers an implant service available by appointment. If you wish to contact The Corner to discuss this please click here or drop-in Monday to Friday 2 to 6pm or Saturday 1 to 4pm.
Know your LGBTs...
'Know your LGBTs...' was a health campaign designed by young LGBT people at The Corner and Allsorts youth group in Dundee. The young people wished to highlight that not every person falls into LGBT stereotypes. They wanted to show that gender and sexual identity are not fixed; not everyone fits into one box.
To find out more come down to Drop-in or call 01382 206060 to speak to the LGBT Worker.
Welfare - Well fair?
Under the UN convention of The Rights of the Child you have rights which protect you from harm. Everyone in your life, family, friends, teachers, councilors, MP’s and the Prime Minster have a duty of care to your welfare.
The welfare state was devised to provide financial and medical support to those in need from young to old. Recently changes have been made to make applying for benefits easier.
Now Universal Credit:
- Income Support
- Housing Support
- Income Based Job Seekers
- Income Based Employment and Support
- Child Tax Credits
Now Personal Independent Payment
- Disablity Living Allowance
Still being volunteer friendly
The Corner is delighted to have been successful in gaining the Volunteer Friendly award for another three years. This award is greatly appreciated and will help to ensure that the Corner continues to meet the requirements to best provide current and future volunteers with relevant, appropriate opportunities, support and guidance.
Volunteers and staff recently attended a civic award ceremony held by the Volunteer centre Dundee and presented by the Lord Provost at the City Chambers. The ceremony recognised and celebrated services regaining the awards, as well as services gaining the award for the first time. In the picture Tanya Hendrie, volunteer arts worker (seen nearest to the Lord Provost) was presented with the Volunteer friendly award on behalf of the Corner, from the Lord Provost.