Inspiring graduate Sophie Thwaites has spent the past few months working on a project called CircusAid, with another couple of occupational therapists based in America. They are raising and collecting funds for an interactive project to address the mental health and loss of occupational roles currently experienced by the refugees in Calais, through providing circus activities that promote resilience, solidarity and hope.
Have a look at their online fundraising campaign for further information about their project. They also have a Facebook page with regular updates on why they feel this project is needed in these camps.
We wish them lots of luck with this important project.
Channine Clarke 01273 643771 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tracy Szekely 01273 643947 T.email@example.com
Sara Hadland 01273 643873 S.Hadland@brighton.ac.uk
Source: Occupational Therapy newsletter – July 2016
Channine Clarke, Principal Lecturer and Tracy Szekely, Senior Lecturer