In 2013/14 we delievered over 80 different contracts funded by Schools, Local Authorities, Health or Housing Associations across the South West. We are also doing a lot of work in the field of Fostering & Adoption by providing theraputic support for a number of placements.
We are commissioned by Somerset County Council and Somerset NHS to deliver 5 therapeutic groups for children affected by domestic abuse in Somerset. Five groups in South Somerset, Glastonbury, Bridgwater, Taunton and West Somerset have already been completed. Reports of each group are available.
We have been commissioned by Somerset NHS as one of the partners delivering the new Somerset Suicide Bereavement Support Service – offering support to children affected by suicide – (visit Mind's website for more information). A therapeutic group for children affected by suicide ran in June 2013. A film of this work can be viewed here.
We are also commissioned by Yarlington Housing Association to offer therapeutic work to their tenants and communities.
Mandala runs an annual two day non-residential therapeutic group for children who have experienced bereavement in partnership with St. Margaret’s Somerset Hospice and this is now the 7th year of this group which take place in October 2014
We are grateful to St Andrews Primary School (Taunton), Taunton Deane Tenants Forum, Coleford Parish Council, Knightstone Housing, Aster Housing and Taunton Deane Borough Council for funding Playranger sessions last year.