Supporting your whole family

Supporting your whole family

Nottinghamshire
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You can help us to help familes in Nottinghamshire. You can make a donation on our Local Giving page Or you can help in other ways such as: Promoting our good work on social media...
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National Lottery Experian Gedling Homes Colorset Printers The Chetwode Foundation Nottinghamshire Soroptomist Trust Jessie Spencer Trust The Jones Trust Hill & Hind Trust Lloyds Foundation TSB Mapperley
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How we helped

Gingerbread men

The gingerbread person was created by a family who attend some work which we do in workshops to build and promote family relationship bond building.

The mother and daughter have attended our workshops because the child was experiencing difficulty in expressing emotion.  She was also having problems at school and in other social situations where she would have angry outbursts. Mum was very concerned as she wanted to help her daughter but could not find a way to enable her daughter to express her feelings.

We began to work together on establishing a non verbal means of communicating through identifying colours with emotions.

The family decided that making the gingerbread person would enable the child to show Mum how she was feeling without having to speak i.e. a happy side and a sad side.

This was then taken home. This has proved greatly successful as a means of communication and also other children in the family have begun to use this method of sharing their feelings with Mum. Mum has noticed a marked improvement in behaviour and in class the child has received an award for her good behaviour in recognition of the fact that she has had no angry outbursts.

The child is now able to speak more freely to Mum about her feelings and does not now always need to use the gingerbread person in her communication.

Our services
Jane Armstrong shines at Gedling Borough Arts Festival!
Jane Armstrong shines at Gedling Borough Arts Festival!
(click for larger image)   We are absolutely thrilled that local poet and WE R HERE ex-service user, Jane Armstrong was invited to perform at "a...
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Charity sale – Saturday 15th July, 11am-3pm
Charity sale – Saturday 15th July, 11am-3pm
Come to our Charity sale! (click the thumbnail for larger image) We have lots of bargains to take advantage of! All proceeds go towards our work to...
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Masonic Charity Foundation awards
Masonic Charity Foundation awards
We R Here are pleased to have been shortlisted for the Masonic Charity Awards. We are guaranteed to receive £4000, but could potentially with your...
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Notice of Annual General Meeting
Notice of Annual General Meeting
We R Here Notice of meeting NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the 3rd Annual General Meeting of We R Here will be held at the...
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What we offer

Gingerbread Person
The gingerbread person was created by a family who attend some workshops we facilitate to build and promote family relationship bond building. The mother and...
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Therapeutic Art Classes
We R Here has worked with a variety of service providers to facilitate therapeutic art classes. Participants have included children between the ages of five...
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Self Esteem Workshops
We R Here has to developed interventions specifically aimed at building the self esteem of women in economically and socially vulnerable locations. Feedback reports that...
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Help Us

You can help us to help familes in Nottinghamshire.

You can make a donation on our Local Giving page

Or you can help in other ways such as:

  • Promoting our good work on social media
  • Recommending us – write quotes or letter that we can use for funding applications and the press
  • Organise a fund raiser a tea morning, carboot sale, offer to do 2 hours worth of gardening for a donation – use your imagination
  • Do you have business skills? Could you help with funding applications, accounts, website or social media?
  • Come up with your own ideas how you would like to help and get in touch!

We rely on you to keep our service going. Help us be there for others

Let us tell you a story

starfishAn old man was walking on the beach one morning after a storm. In the distance, he could see someone moving like a dancer. As he came closer, he saw that it was a young woman picking up starfish and gently throwing them into the ocean.

“Young lady, why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?”

“The sun is up, and the tide is going out, and if I do not throw them in they will die,” she said.

“But young lady, do you not realize that there are many miles of beach and thousands of starfish? You cannot possibly make a difference.”

The young woman listened politiely, then bent down, picked up another starfish and threw it into the sea.

“It made a difference for that one.”

A parable told and retold, the original author is unknown

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