We are always striving as a charity to move forward and to keep finding new and innovative ways to connect with parents and services. Since launching as a not-for-profit organisation in 2016, Get Me Out The Four Walls has changed and adapted to be able to continue supporting parents in many different ways. We started by hosting small social meets in local parks and coffee shops which helped us build an army of Ambassadors and helped introduce parents to our inclusive ethos and our passion for helping parents stay connected and well. Since then, we have adapted to provide bespoke face to face and online support for parents. Hosting online activities as well as creating new welcoming spaces for parents to meet. Firstly, through our ‘Meets In The Mall’ programme in 2019, and our more recently our support and play session project. These activities have helped thousands of local parents engage with others and seek support for their mental health.
The GMOTFW Hub is a self-contained unit set within the grounds of Hewett Academy in Lakenham, Norwich.
Facilities at the hub will include:
An office space for our team.
3 further rooms offering flexible spaces for formal meetings, training sessions, social meets, and community events.
These rooms will be available for local charities, organisations, and professionals to hire on an ad hoc basis, when the rooms are not in use by GMOTFW.
A member of our staff team will be available at the Hub every weekday between the hours of 10am to 2pm. Staff will be able to signpost parents to other support services, to offer advice or just to have a cup of tea with parents if just need someone to talk to.
We will have a regular programme of informal social meets hosted by our volunteer Ambassadors throughout the week, as well as weekly drop-in sessions for parents in need of support and signposting.
We will also offer local professionals, charities, and services the option of bringing along their clients to use the hub as an impartial safe space where their clients can bring their children along to play whilst seeking support from those services.
Work is already underway at the hub with the team are preparing a schedule of activities and sessions – more on these will be released soon!
Services at the hub will be alongside our current social meets within the community and the continuation of some Support & Play sessions in other areas.
If you have any enquiries or if you would like to speak with us about using the Hub, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of the team will come back to you.
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