As part of a joint project with Lancashire County Council, Rethink Rebuild Society organised a meeting with Syrian refugees sponsored by Lancashire County Council on Sunday 15th of July 2018. The project aimed to assess the Health and Wellbeing of the families under the Refugee Resettlement Programme.
On 13 of July 2018 Rethink Rebuild Society hosted a session on improving mental health delivered by SelfHelp, a mental health charity based in the North of England.
12 ladies attended this women-only session that provided advice on dealing with mental health issues and coping with stress. Many thanks for SelfHelp for delivering this important session.
On Sunday 8th of July, Fans of Sufi art enjoyed a night of singing and devotion with Syrian singer Bachar Zarkan who sang verses from the divine poetry of famous Arab poets like Ibn Arabi, Ibn Al-Faridh, and Al-Hallaj and extended their rich legacy to the work of contemporary poet and literary icon Mahmoud Darwish.
On Friday the 29th of June we hosted a first aid session aimed specifically at Syrian ladies of the older age group (over 50) who live in Manchester. The training focused on basic everyday first aid and all those who attended left better prepared for any first aid situations!
Many thanks to Hyacinth Lightbourne from Red Cross for delivering this important session.