The counselling project was contracted by the Primary Care Trust first funded in
June 2006 to provide counselling for people of African/caribbean origin. It has
been a great success. Sessions were initially held on Wednesdays but lt has now
been extended to Fridays due to popular demand.
Study Skills Support Project
The Study Skills Support Project commenced in 2002 with the first social work student placement. The student social work placement with Nyabingi is a specialist placement for black social work students. It is important for members
who use the service to be able to relate to workers from within their own cultural and ethnic backgrounds and in turn for the workers to be able to offer support and a service that is culturally appropriate.
The Study Skills Support Project
- is based on building personal and collective capacity
- provides work placement oppodunities for social work students, sixth form students and the Nyabingi members.
- focuses on personal development and trainlng
- enables students to develop into competent social work professionals able to practice in an antidiscriminatory manner.
Clients are also able to participate in programmes aimed at:
- confidence building and raising selfesteem
- galning experience in facilitating or chairing meetlngs, minute taking and group work
- actively promoting community work skills.
- teaching clients administrative skills that could be transferred to the work place.
Nyabingi members continue to play an integral part participating as experts by experience and helping mark social work students presentations at the University Of Bedfordshire.
They also support the University Of Bedfordshire and the University Of Hertfordshire by using their experiences in improving lectures that focus on the impodance of Iooking at mental illness from a black perspective.
>Cook and Eat
Cook abd Eat first started on the 7th May 2003 with the aim of:
- providing opportunities for clients to learn about healthy eating.
- improve personal cooking skills.
- work together socially.
- accomplish set goals.
- integrate and learn different cultural cooking traditions and techniques
- provide oppodunity to socialize
From May 2008 to March 2009 355 attendees have turned up at the Cook and Eat sessions. On average 30 people each month.
These sessions started in 1998, it is a joint project organised by Ashanti and Nyabingi. The Iuncheon club aims at providing social activities for service users, healthy eating and a therapy session. Service users interact by socialising and playing games such as dominoes before eating lunch sent by the West Indian Community Association (WICA). Also during the summer period out door activities are organised such as: football, cricket, visits to parks and other recreational
The clean living project started in 2009 with the main objective of supporting service users to keep their living environment up to standard. Services rendered range from helping service users clean up their flats, disposal of
unwanted larege items such as kitchen equipment and furniture etc, painting, and providing advice and information to purchase affordable items.
Group Therapy was established in February 2008 and is facilitated by Susan Kamau, a qualified counsellor. The group
therapy sessions are held Thursday afternoon and usually last between 1.5 to 2hours. The purpose of group therapy is to allow members to discuss their thoughts and concerns in a group setting where resolution can be sought collectively.
Discussion topics are brought forward by the members and this encourages them to be empowered as they are the ones to make the choice each week on what is discussed.
Adult Social Services
Adult Social Care Information Leaflet
World 7 Designs
Conrad Walker of World 7 has joined Nyabingi to offer & provide ceramic and graphic art services: World 7.
Nyabingi's World 7 Designs page
Nyabingi is pleased to be able to offer in-house printing services for a variety of jobs at reasonable prices
Nyabingi Print Services