Them Wifies deliver a range of projects supported by the Chief Executive and part time business support staff; each project delivers to a different client group, managed by an arts manager and supported by sessional staff.
To increase the emotional resilience of young people who face severe and multiple disadvantage to prevent the onset or further development of mental health problems. This will be achieved through the delivery of issue based interactive workshops. Current programmes include;
Keeping Emotionally and Physically Safe on the Internet
Self Esteem and Feeling Good
Understanding Self Harm
Understanding Mental Health
Crime and Justice
Drug and Alcohol Misuse
The Apprentice Programme
Legal Highs Programme
* This project is funded by Big Lottery Reaching Communities Fund.
The Branching Out Project specifically feeds into and supports professionals working with young people with mental health issues to help them make a positive move out of mental health services, by offering the young people a toolkit of coping strategies to use in the outside world.
Uses a combination of discussion, creative writing, role-play, freeze frames and drama-based games to explore themes and issues that are relevant to the young people.
Provides a safe environment in which the young people can express their feelings, have fun and improve their confidence and social skills with other young people in similar situations.
- Helps arm the young people with tools and strategies they can use to cope with difficult emotions and situations.
* This project is funded by Comic Relief.
Mams for a change
This interactive 12 hour course is designed to raise awareness of Domestic Violence including the impact to the victims self esteem. The course is aimed at women who are at high risk of developing unhealthy relationships. On completion of this course learners will be able to:
Explain what domestic violence is
Describe the physical and psychological effects of domestic violence
Outline how the victim may feel
Recognise when and where to get help
Theatre Pie is an issue based drama project working with vulnerable young women aged 13 to 25. The group meet weekly to create original pieces of theatre and/or films that are then used to educate other young people and professionals working with young people.
Josephine is a life size, anatomically correct cloth woman – and a woman in her own right! She is a unique learning resource for women with learning disabilities, has amazing features and is the focus of a range of workshops exploring health, sexual health and wellbeing.
Josephine has a “Dream Team” who are a group of service user/volunteers who meet weekly and are the basis of the user led approach which is invaluable in shaping the project and ensuring it remains an effective, relevant service.
*Josephine is a licensed trademarked product of Them Wifies offering social licensing opportunities for local, regional and national organisations.
Jack is a life size, anatomically correct cloth man – his own man...
He is a unique learning resource for men with learning disabilities has amazing features and is the focus of a range of workshops exploring health, sexual health and wellbeing.
* This project is funded by Tyne and Wear Community Foundation
and Henry Smith Charity.
Dying To Be In Control
Dying To Be In Control Trailer from Hype Film on Vimeo.
Overall aim of the programme
A comprehensive and authentic pack (comprising of a DVD and 5 interactive lesson plans) it has evolved from extensive outreach work with young people and is an ideal resource helping to reduce the number of young people who develop eating distress. The powerful DVD follows the lives of 3 young women who reflect on their own experiences in an attempt to pinpoint the origins of their eating disorders. Providing a clear definition of “eating distress” and an understanding of events or situations that could “trigger” an eating disorder. This film has been developed by professionals working with young people, for young people, and therefore speaks in a language they understand.
Who Cares? Make a difference DVD resource package
Overall aim of the programme
The resource is the result of a consultation process, carried out by Them Wifies, a Community Arts Charity, to capture the knowledge, views and attitudes of 15 and 16 year olds, on the subject of working in the Adult Social Care Sector. It is designed to either be a standalone resource to give schools the flexibility to use how and when they feel appropriate, or to be combined with 3 additional interactive workshops (which are included), ideally delivered by Health and Social Care or Careers staff, to those students with a particular interest in this employment opportunity.