Are you a young activist, change-maker or maybe just concerned about the world that we live in and hungry for things to be different?
We’re inviting women and people of all marginalised genders, aged 18-25, to come together to explore a selection of skills and resources that can support us as we make change in the world. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by it all right now this is the place for you.
These uncertain times can take their toll on us – we might feel overwhelmed, stressed or burnt out and wondering how we can pause to take care of ourselves and each other when there is always so much that needs our attention.
This training is hosted by Self Injury Support, formally Bristol Crisis Service for Women, an organisation that has supported women who self injure for over 30 years.
Drawing on its rich history and inspired by the feminist approaches used by the service, together we will experiment with simple but powerful practices that centre listening and supporting one another. Expect to come along and learn some new skills in a gentle and supportive environment.
Please note that self injury does not have to be a personal issue for you to attend this event.
This 3 hour course will be woven through with examples from the history of Bristol Crisis Service for Women and current practice of Self Injury Support.
The structure of the session will be as follows:
- Lessons and examples from the history of BCSW
- Active listening skills and open sentences
- What is ‘self-care’ really? Exploring techniques that support us and our communities.
- Round up and reflection
You will experiment with some active listening skills
You will explore some self-care and resilience building techniques, whilst also considering what their criticisms might be.
You will learn more about the history of Bristol Crisis Service for Women
We will offer this course both online and in person on the following dates
Saturday February 12th – PRSC, 14 Hillgrove St, BS2 8JT, 10am to 1pm, in person. Get tickets here
Saturday February 19th – Easton Community Centre, Kilburn Street, Bristol, BS5 6AW, 10am to 1pm – in person. Get tickets here
Thursday March 10th – 6pm to 9 pm – online. Get tickets here
Each session can accommodate 10 people and has no charge.
This workshop is run by Charlotte Randomly (they/them), a facilitator, educator and coach with over 15 years’ experience working in youth mental health services. Charlotte is also co-conspirator of Generation Snowstorm, a summer-school formally in partnership with University of Bristol which explored activism as a form of radical self and collective care.