On Thursday 24th March we were joined by our Chaplin to discuss the significance of Easter in Christianity. The relevance of Easter eggs were also considered, exploring new life in spring and family gatherings that often coincide with the long weekend. As part of the session, the young people on both Longview and Larkwood made Easter nests – shredded wheat crumbled and mixed with chocolate, spooned in to cupcake cases and decorated with chocolate eggs.
4th March: Students from both wards made some cake and craft items and sold them to staff and visitors in the Longview classroom. The local nurture farm suffered significant damage to their donkey shed after the storm and students were keen to raise some money to put towards repairs. They raised over £100 in the end! Well done to all who took part.
(Well, the classroom ceiling actually)
The Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (the trust which runs the St Aubyn Centre) has been part of the events organised this month to promote suicide prevention.
On Friday five members of the multi disciplinary team presented an hour long MSTeams meeting where we described some of the work we do in the unit.
The five speakers were:
Dr Rana Moharam – Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Dr Jennifer Scott – Clinical Psycholgist
Brian O’Donnell – Longview Ward Manager
Ciara Mitchell – Occupational Therapist
Steph Yates – Head of Education
You can watch a recording of the event by clicking the link here.
In honour of Veganuary, Larkwood students had a go at making vegan brownies today. Here’s a sample of the cupcake version one student produced. We can confirm they were absolutely delicious!
Larkwood Ward were feeling quite festive this afternoon. Here’s a sample of some nicely decorated gingerbread!
Yesterday afternoon, students from Larkwood ward used various materials to mark-make to music. They listened to a range of styles and chose colours and mediums to reflect their emotions. Below is a sample of some of their work.