Barry talks to Daisy, the team leader of the retreats in Bournemouth and Dorchester, about their crisis services that are based upon Dial House / LSLCS philosophy and practice.
Two of the people answering the phone on the Leeds COVID frontline volunteers' debrief helpline talk about the service and their experiences of lockdown.
During May and June 2020, LSLCS (in partnership with Forum Central and Voluntary Action Leeds) created and launched a helpline for the frontline volunteers of the Leeds COVID-19 effort to be able to talk about their experiences. Two of the helpline workers talk to Barry about their own experiences of lockdown and how we hope the helpline can be of use to others.
The homepage of the debrief service is here.
We have our own BAME (Black Asian Minority Ethic) specific crisis service, called Dial House @ Touchstone. Carol Gatewood, the Dial House @ Touchstone Manager tells her own story in this work and explains why it's so important that we have a safe space for minority groups in crisis.
This week Barry and Simon talk about our application of Carl Rogers' Person-Centred Approach to therapy. What is the Person-Centred Approach? What is our application of it? How does it permeate through our organisation's values? This week we try to explain all this stuff in a non-jargonistic and accessible way.
Good In A Crisis #2 - History of LSLCS, the Survivor-Led movement and what to expect from our services
This week Barry and Simon explain the roots of Leeds Survivor-Led Crisis Service and what you can expect when you contact us. We cover the survivor-led movement, Dial House, Connect Helpline, Dial House @ Touchstone, Groups, and other projects that we are part of.
Dial House, a survivor-led crisis service in Leeds, is open during the lockdown. Barry and Simon explain how our services are operating remotely at the moment while we provide out-of-hours emotional support by video and on the 'phone.
Dial House is part of Leeds Survivor-Led Crisis Service and more details can be found on our website, DialHouseLeeds.com