Congratulations to Linden Grove staff members Vincent Mahe and Simon Woods for achieving their Level 5 Diplomas in Management and Leadership for Health and Social Care.
As part of their continuing work on making a Karios archive, Rory O’Connell and Marsha Dunstan went to the East Sussex Archive near Brighton for a one-day workshop on preserving the records of UK charities last Monday. The idea behind the event was that historic records of many charities in the welfare sector, particularly those […]
Beam, the crowd-funding website that helps homeless men and women to train for employment, is celebrating its first anniversary this week. And, right from the beginning, Kairos has been one of the homeless charities recommending individuals to the scheme. The Beam team explains: “Through new technology, Beam helps people use their strengths, skills and passions […]
Continuing professional development is important throughout Kairos, and this summer it took Tim Penrice from Nunhead to Slovenia. As part of the Garden Day Programme’s commitment to training, I decided to combine a few days annual leave with the five-day International Summer School for group analysts and psychotherapists. This year it was held in Ljubljana, […]
Kairos counsellors Gillie Sliz, Sam Chapman and Tim Penrice took part in an informative day’s training last Friday (1 Dec) at the Institute of Group Analysis (IGA). The working title for the day was Matters of Substance: How do groups help those with drug and alcohol problems? and it was facilitated by clinical psychologists and […]
Congratulations to Simon Eve at the Garden Day Programme on becoming an accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). Accreditation recognises the achievement of high standards of knowledge, experience and development in counselling and psychotherapy.
Congratulations to Kairos support worker Sarah McGoldrick, who has been awarded her diploma in Adult Social Care and the Care of Children and Young People (Level 3) by City & Guilds. Sarah is based at Head Office and works with our supported housing team and our women’s services.
What does it take to sit behind the front desk at Linden Grove? To be gate-keeper and receptionist, all the while fielding a constant stream of random enquiries from residents and staff? In Miriam Kilpatrick’s case, it’s a BA in fine art and an ambition to train as an art therapist. She’s been volunteering at […]
One of the most challenging moments in early recovery comes towards the end of rehab, with the question: “So, what do you want to do next?” Devin Brooks didn’t hesitate, he already had the answer: bricklaying. “I tried to do bricklaying twice before and I dropped out because of the drink. This time, however, being […]