FAMILIES IN TRAUMA IN 2016
Finally, I have managed to get back to writing my blog and will give you an update of where we are now and future plans for the new year. I’ll keep it brief – as I know how hard it is to read all the information we are bombarded with every day, especially if you are going through tough times!! So this should be short and sweet – I hope:)
During 2015 we managed to secure a tailored made office for ourselves down at Fife renewables innovation centre (the offices previously earmarked for the energy sector businesses – which sadly took a downturn). We gladly received excellent conditioned furniture and board table from Havelock Europa plc who, fotuitously, were moving premises at the time and happily contributed to charities and non-profit organisations. Their loss was our gain. Glad to see larger businesses sharing with non-profits. Thank you!! Rent still being paid by myself – so hopefully funding should be on the horizon in next few months – eek!
LAUNCH OCTOBER 2015
We were thrilled to be able to launch Families in Trauma at the end of October and enjoyed a good turn out and excellent publicity from our local newspapers . Margaret Hannah, recently appointed Director of Public Health in Fife kindly joined us at the end of a very busy day to find out more about Families in Trauma and also to share her insights into new ways of connecting and helping families who may need crucial support.
PLANS FOR 2016 – PILOT PROJECT
ScottishEnterprise through Business Gateway have contributed a small fee to help with our pilot project which should be ready to launch at the end of January. Along came Kirsty is the social enterprise who will be helping us with the initial pilot using our first 3 videos, covering suicide of family member, kabuki syndrome, and stillbirth initially , to test the results and hopefully be able to start heightening the profile of Families in Trauma. We believe this is a sorely needed service and are really keen to get everyone involved in sharing the information, to help as many people as possible. Please do this whenever you can with any of FIT’s posts you feel will be helpful.
The initial test period for the pilot will be 30 days (as we can access the video platform we require for a 30 day free trial initially:) ) So as soon as we have the results, we will share them with you.
Meanwhile please share, share and share again – you never know who you will be helping!!