Brynteg/Bradley instructor Kyle Williams reports that this week the detachment hosted a virtual visit from Wrexham’s Inspire Project.
The ‘Inspire’ project, which is based at the Wrexham Maelor Hospital, is a partnership between Wrexham County Borough Council and Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board that supports Young people's emotional and mental health.
Kyle said “We would like to thank Charlie, a youth outreach worker from Inspire, who hosted a very interesting session on emotional well-being. The session was put on in order for the cadets to gain knowledge and make it a little easier to understand the importance of emotional and mental health. The session was interactive and encouraged the group to talk and discuss what they think emotional and mental health is and how to spot good or bad emotional and mental health. This session gave a good insight and I believe it has given the cadets the ability to help their peers if not themselves. The main outcome was to make them aware that asking for help was not a bad thing. No matter how small they feel the problem is. Another outcome of the session was the awareness of who is out there to ask or look to for help. The main people the cadets thought of were cadet staff or any other adults/peers they can trust. I would like to express my thanks to inspire and hope to work with them again in the future for further sessions.”
Youth Outreach Worker Charlie Price said “I was very pleased to meet a number of cadets from the Brynteg detachment during the virtual session this week. I was impressed at how the cadets took part in the discussion around emotional health; they showed a good understanding and were able to add greatly to the session.
“During the pandemic, there has been a lot of uncertainty which can cause stress and anxiety for everyone for a variety of reasons; this is why it is really important to understand where to go for support and also to keep engaged in social life.”
“I believe the cadets have continued to play a valuable role in providing opportunities and support for the young people who attend. If inspire can support the cadet force in doing this we would be pleased to do so.”