Category Archive for "impact"

Newsletter Christmas 2015

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Volunteers at the Asha Centre

In the last couple of months, the Asha Centre in Badowita has been happy to have the support of some volunteers who have given up their time to offer their support and expertise to those who access the centre. One of these people is Dilhara, who has an MSc in Applied Psychology and significant experience working in the field including…

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Asha Trust Newsletter Autumn 2015

Asha Trust Newsletter Autumn 2015

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School holidays at the centre

As has been mentioned on our Facebook page, the first two weeks of August were busy at the Asha Centre. It was the school holidays but we decided to remain open for children and young people in the area so that they were take part in our first ever holiday programme. The two week programme focussed on inclusive activities for…

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August activities at the centre in Athidiya

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Volunteer intern opportunities in Sri Lanka

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Update on peer support in Athidiya

Our peer support groups started this week in Athidiya with much more success than any had envisaged. Dorian and Lorna, the two trainers, currently working with Samutthana, a mental health charity in Sri Lanka have shown great commitment to establishing this project and sharing their knowledge. The women’s group met on Friday evening over a cup of tea and two…

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Peer support groups in Athidiya

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Asha Trust Newsletter April 2015

Asha Trust Newsletter April 2015

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Supporting better mental health in Athidiya

In the last few months we have made more progress on supporting better mental health in the area. As many supporters will know, Sister Concepta has been supporting people with counselling in the area for a long time but the huge need in the area and the fact that she has other responsibilities such as teaching has meant that there…

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