05th June 2018

AIMS (ALCOHOL INTERVENTION MEDIATION SERVICE) UPDATE

The AIMS service has completed the first year of the four years funded by the Big Lottery and has achieved all targets set and continues to develop and support the young people and their families with their needs around emotional well-being, education, relationships and the other problems young people face these days. 

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 AIMS has supported more people in this last 12 months than ever before and has helped young people overcome their anxieties through pastoral and counselling based support, enabling them to sit exams which family members have said they would otherwise not have done so, for example. 

Positive feedback has been received from family and young people and shows how young people have finished being supported by AIMS with improved communication, education, health, alcohol awareness, family relationships and career options, including completing online courses provided through Cyrenians. 

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Young people have also reported having new interests and being more aware of local services which are available to help and the confidence to access and benefit from these services in the long term.  AIMS would like to thank those professionals in Family Hubs, schools and elsewhere for their assistance in supporting the young people referred to AIMS, and AIMS would like to take this opportunity to wish all our former clients the very best for their future. 

Phil Smith (Young Person's Alcohol & Mediation Co-ordinator)

AIMS would like to thank the newly named Pathways Family Hub for letting us have a presence at the Open Day – it was a lively and colourful time and the children were obviously having fun.  It was also a good opportunity for AIMS to meet professionals to promote AIMS and to discuss joint working in the future.  AIMS looks forward to further joint working with staff at the Pathways Family Hub, having currently three cases being worked on together to support young people and their families.  All the best to the good people at Pathways. 

Pathways Open Day

 

"This is to say a big thank you for your support during our Open Days last week. Your presence, engagement with the families, help with the planning, donations, help with publicity, feedback or involvement in any capacity whatsoever is highly appreciated. We look forward to an even closer working relationship with you in the future".

Manjit Bath, Early Help Partnership Co-ordinator (Pathways Family Hub)