It has been a very unusual last eighteen months for all of us. At BTH we have been incredibly busy getting all of our systems online, delivering therapy to young people via zoom and recruiting new staff to meet the growing need for bereavement and separation and divorce support in the city. We are currently fundraising for our future service delivery too.
We said “Goodbye” to Tessa our much loved and appreciated Administrative Assistant at the end of November. Tessa (who came out of retirement to help us out after lockdown when we were so busy and adjusting to new online systems) has been a rock for us all. She has kept us ticking over and in order. We promise to let you actually retire this time Tess, and hope you have a wonderful time with friends and family!
In March 2022 we will be holding a memory treasuring and activity day for all the families we have worked with who have lost a loved one since the start of the pandemic in 2020. Many families have missed out on the chance to gather with others to remember the person who died or to mark their anniversary due to restrictions. Look out for your invite to this special day where we can join together and remember those who have died.
Our next Child Parent Relationship Therapy course starts on Friday 21st January 2022. It will run for ten sessions on Fridays from 10am – 12pm at our base in Billesley, Holy Cross Church Centre. We are really looking forward to meeting parents face to face and supporting them in their relationships with their children! Do contact us if you would like a place on the course or would like to refer a family (you will need their permission). Attendance on the course is free.
We are very excited to welcome two new members of staff to our office team this month. Aasma has come to join us as our new Administration Assistant and Eva has taken on a role new to BTH, Finance Officer. We are now a staff team of eleven!
We have had the first meeting of our BTH Youth Panel! We met in November to discuss a new name for the Panel and how accessible and diverse the website feels for children and young people. Thanks so much to our new Panel and we look forward to your input into shaping what we do!