#CCLT2020 Summer Festival

Let’s make Summer 2020 awesome!

We know the importance that feeling connected has had for families throughout the years and especially this year. We want to continue to bring people all over Scotland together. So, we are inviting you, your family, and your friends to our online Summer Festival – #CCLT2020!

We want to do everything we can to help people in Scotland to find the connections for them and their loved ones to flourish and thrive.

Throughout summer, we are offering a free programme of activities and workshops for everyone in the family including opportunities to learn something new, get crafty and make something fun, attend a wellbeing workshop, join a quiz night and so much more!

Please find the programme below. And, if you’d like to sign up for a session please use the sign-up links provided.

This is a two-part workshop exploring stress, wellbeing, and positive coping strategies. The workshop will bring people together to learn, discuss, and explore key ideas and identify ways to keep the family well. Each session will be led by an MBCAP accredited psychotherapist with extensive knowledge and experience in this area.

The aim is to help participants understand common stress responses and how these can impact on wellbeing. Participants will increase their understanding of positive and negative coping strategies and will have access to a full range of supporting resources.

The two-part workshop will be delivered over two weeks. All sessions will be delivered online via Zoom call.

Thursday 30th July 4pm-5pm
Thursday 6th August 4pm-5pm

Sign-up to Stress Less

paints and paint brushes on a block of woodSummer festivals aren’t complete without ‘The Kid’s Tent’ so we’re partnering with the amazing team at Make Do Grow to bring you four arts, crafts, and game sessions for the whole family. The sessions are suited for kids aged 3+ (with adult supervision required).

All of the sessions will reuse scrap and recyclable materials like toilet roll holders, old t-shirts, plastic bottles, and glass jars. When you sign-up for the sessions we will tell you what you need and will post a free craft pack in the post of anything else you need in addition.

We will be hosting the fun creative sessions via Facebook Live including Superheroes, Under the Sea, Sonic versus Mario, and our Family Special session. Each session lasts one hour and includes two different crafts and a game that everyone can play.

Session Dates:
Saturday 18th July 11am-12pm
Thursday 23rd July 2pm-3pm
Saturday 25th July 11am-12pm

Sign-up to The Kid’s Tent Create Sessions

white billboard with community is kindness in redWe are hosting conversations on Stigma and Kindness. These workshops will explore stigma for people who use substances, families and whole communities, and go on to discuss the power of kindness and what we can all do to help reduce the impact of stigma in our society.

The series will be delivered over two weeks. All sessions will be delivered online via Zoom.

Session Dates:
Tuesday 21st July 4pm-4.45pm

Sign-up to Exploring Stigma and the Power of Kindness

a heart drawn in white chalk on a benchWe invite you to join us for a special screening of our brand-new animation, ‘Love Makes You Family’.

This online event is an opportunity to have a first look at the new video and participate in a relaxed and reflective discussion about what family means to us and our communities.

Together we will consider how we can celebrate families from all walks of life, structures, and backgrounds to build more inclusive communities.

Screening Date:
Wednesday 29th July 2pm-3pm

Sign-up to Love Makes You Family

audio recording equipmentHave you ever wondered what it takes you to produce your own podcast series? Wonder no more because Families in Trauma will take you through the whole process. Join us to explore where to start and how to make an impact with your content.

We are offering this chance to come together with other like-minded people to create your own podcasts over four sessions.

We’d also love to help you share your work through our network (optional). Written resources will be provided as part of this course that will be delivered on a Tuesday afternoon (1pm-2.30pm) – first session begins Tuesday 21st July.

Workshop 1 – Podcasting Made Simple
Workshop 2 – 5 Tips on How to Create Your Own Personalised Podcast
Workshop 3 – 5 Tips for Conquering the Technology – Made Easy!
Workshop 4 – Recording a Podcast

Sign-up to Introducing Podcasts

a green speech bubble made out of yellow paperMy loved one still takes drugs. Nothing has changed in their life with regards to drugs but I have changed the way I communicate with them which has had a positive impact on both of us.’

Do you want to learn some of the tools we have shared with families for better communication? Join us for this two-part series on communication where we will look at how we communicate and realise we are:

  • Not alone in finding communication tricky at times
  • We each have experiences that we can learn from
  • Things can and do improve when we take the time to stop and reflect

These workshops are being held on Zoom in a closed meeting and each workshop can take up to 10 participants.

Session Dates:
Tuesday 21st July 6.30pm-7.45pm
Tuesday 28th July 6.30pm-7.45pm

Sign-up to our Communication Workshop

storybook lying open on a quilt covered in lightsCome on over to ‘The Kid’s Tent’ to listen to a story from the team at JustB and join in with some activities we can use to help us feel calm and relaxed.

JustB is a business based in the Glasgow area which offers mental and emotional health and wellbeing services for children and adults. It is owned and managed by Claire Gage who is a mum, a wife, and a primary school teacher as well as a relaxation and wellbeing coach. JustB currently offers relaxation and wellbeing sessions and Story Massage classes to schools, groups, families and individuals. JustB hopes that through their services they can help nurture and provide strategies for many people to allow them to grow in confidence, deal effectively with stress and anxiety and look after their own mental health in a more effective way.

So why don’t you take this opportunity to create some space and time out during the busyness of family life this summer?

Story Sessions:
There are three story sessions this July (each lasting 35 minutes).
Monday 20th July 2pm
Friday 24th July at 1.30pm
Monday 27th July at 2pm

Sign-up to the story sessions

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