Sum up of ‘In This Together’ project
In January 2021, RCN offered rural practitioners in NI, employed or volunteering in the fields of Good Relations, Community Development or Youth Work, a new training and support project called “In This Together”, funded by the NIHE.
The project was keen to welcome anyone that often worked alone across rural settings and felt they would benefit from additional support during the pandemic.
Over a series of 9 online, one-hour workshops (held daytime and evening), RCN created a safe space for the exploration of knowledge, practice, support and information sharing.
- Emotional health and the impact of alcohol
- Self-care, energy and mood lifting
- How to deal with (zoom) fatigue
- Relaxation and mindfulness
- Motivating yourself during a pandemic
- Dealing with contentious issues
- Coping with Covid fear and bereavement
- Raising and educating children in a pandemic
- Sharing the learning and reflective practice
“The two sessions … were fabulous. Well structured, informative, easy to follow, and the content covered was interesting, useful to all ages and types of people. I would highly recommend upcoming workshops to anyone”
“This workshop was so appropriate for the times we are in and covered so many of the problem that we are facing at this difficult time.”
“This session will help me find ways to support our service users”
RCN is delighted the ‘In This Together’ programme has been such a huge success, and of real benefit to rural practitioners. Project targets were exceeded by several multiplication, and the feedback from participants has been exceptional. Thank you to NIHE for funding the programme. RCN plan to deliver another run of the programme in the near future.