GRENFELL TOWER FIRE
Meaningful Education worked collaboratively with Total Family Coaching, whereby, we jointly developed and delivered overnight support services to families affected directly by the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower and the wider community. In June 2017 we assigned to provide Trauma Intervention, and Emotional and Mental Health support as part of a specialist Crisis intervention team to support those affects by the tragic fire.
The mental health response following the Grenfell Tower Fire was the biggest operation of its kind in Europe. While many survivors of the fire are dealing with serious physical injuries, the emotional impact for many families, children and young people has been equally as serious.
Following our initial involvement in providing immediate outreach support services for families affected by the fire and the wider community, we then established ongoing support operating an overnight support service, 7-days a week in different settings for easy access by all.
We provided group and individual sessions on Grief Recovery, Mental Health Support, Trauma Intervention, empowering parents, families, and the community to tackle emotional reactions to the tragic event and create community cohesion essential for adaptation, sustainable progress and moving forward.
We run our project activities 7 days a week from a variety of community settings, operating an open-door policy for the whole community who witnessed the tragedy and who lost friends, family and homes to it.
Overnight support service (7 nights a week 8pm-3am)
Listening service- emotional and Mental Health support offered to residents currently in temporary accommodation in hotels across the Borough.
Kids on The Green @ Crow’s Nest Gallery W10
(Wed/Thur/Fri/Sat from 2-6.30) Group and 1-2-1 support for parents
We continue to offer emotional, self-care and parenting support to adults, parallel to activities for children/young people run by Kids on the Green team. .