WAM Update – May 2020

Here’s a link to our latest news!  A few extra things since publishing if you need face coverings/masks then one of our volunteers is making them in return for a donation to WAM – you can donate and order here….https://wamyouth.charitycheckout.co.uk/cf/face-masks We are hosting a Camp Out at Home Fundraiser in May. Register with us and

Hardwired for Relationships

This week I’m making no apologies for lifting thoughts from the amazing Jill Rowe (Oasis Waterloo).  The series of podcasts Lessons in Love is well worth a listen if you want to explore this further. The idea that we are hardwired for relationship, designed for connection is evident in our responses to lack of relationship

Glasser’s Basic Needs : Freedom

“There is more than one kind of freedom, said Aunt Lydia.  Freedom to and freedom from.  In the days of anarchy, it was freedom to.  Now you are being given freedom from.  Don’t underrate it.” The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Attwood Earlier this year as a staff team we undertook training in Managing Challenging Behaviour

What’s The Point?

“Without purpose that is bigger than yourself you’re more likely to serve only yourself” Lolly Daskel As I sit and write this blog the freshness in the air seems to mirror the mood that accompanies the start of the new academic year. The permitted laziness of summer has abruptly ended, the atmosphere outside no longer

True Charity

“No one has ever become poor by giving” Anne Frank This week I read the tragic story of Sam Connor, a Year 9 student for whom life was so unbearable that on Monday afternoon he reportedly handed his bag and his phone to his fellow students and lay down in front of an oncoming train

Consistency – overlooked and undervalued

“It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, it’s what we do consistently” Tony Robbins Consistency = “evenness, steadiness, stability, constancy, regularity, uniformity, equilibrium, unity, orderliness, lack of change, lack of deviation” according to  Google’s dictionary. Hardly words that inspire or excite. Being consistent sounds much like being predictable and being predictable sounds quite frankly boring when