Unfortunately The AoC & The ACC are currently without an internet connection due unforeseen circumstances. This will mean we will not be available via live chat for both services & have limited access to emails. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause, we’re working hard to be back with you ASAP! Kindest regards - The AoC [...]
In this month’s blog I want to again talk about gaming but specifically about gaming for children, young people and adults, and about the new craze known as Fortnite. I will go through, briefly, what is gaming, what is Fortnite: some of the effects Fortnite has had upon children, young people and adults, and how [...]
We are delighted to announce The AOC Trust in March 2018 are proud winners of £30,000 Grant awarded to us from Children in Need. The £30,000 grant is to provide therapy and counselling support for children and young people aged between 3 years- 18 years old. More info will follow soon as the project develops.
The AoC are to appear in The Dudley Newspaper early next week in regards to the dementia poetry exhibition. http://www.dudleynews.co.uk/news/16155567.Dementia_poetry_project_on_display_at_Dudley_Library/?ref=fbshr A DEMENTIA poetry project exploring a range of themes including living with the condition is on display at Dudley Library until the end of next month. In the winter of 2017, The Arts of Change (The [...]
Are you currently unemployed? Are you currently on benefits and struggling? Applying for jobs but getting no responses? In October 2015, unemployment in the UK was at a percentage of 5.4% (jobless rate). The number of people out of work between the months of June and August was 1.77 million, this was the lowest rate for [...]
Do you feel alone? Do you struggle to communicate with others? 17% of older people are in contact with their family, friends and neighbours less than once a week and 11% are in contact less than once a month (Victor et al 2003). Over half (51%) of people over the age of 75 live alone (ONS, [...]
Fearing heights causes me great anxiety. For others it may be socialising etc. In the following blog I will talk about my experiences of anxiety and give some information you will find useful. 2.6% of the population experience depression and 4.7% have anxiety problems. As many as 9.7% of the population suffer with mixed depression [...]