Flourish :Who is the class for?
- All DIWC members who wish to make friends and build a social network as well as learn new skills through a variety of planned work shops
What is the class for?
- Fighting social isolation by making friends in an informal, inclusive environment,
- Increasing team working skills
- Increasing spoken English practice
- Building self-confidence and value one self, engaging and participating in team games and activities., engaging in the class and asking questions
- Learners who require support and one to one sessions to talk about how to overcome barriers and their challenges
What will learners learn during the lessons?
- Learn different skills for promoting positive parenting and different types of play
- Basic baking techniques (including practising numbers and measuring)
- Learning to cook international recipes and the different types of methods used in cooking by different cultures
- Healthy baking alternatives (by substituting ingredients)
- Reading and understanding ingredients on food labels
- Learning about healthy eating and their benefits
- Why it is important and how to apply a healthy diet for their children and families
- Car safety, road safety, dental health, home and fire safety etc.
- Building a healthy attachment with their children.
- Internet safety
- Exercises and relaxation techniques to promote mental wellbeing
How Flourish have helped Sarish Rizwan :
Sarish Rizwan has been attending the Flourish program on and off for the past two years, she is from Pakistan, she has two sons, she has given permission to speak about her personal story that has helped her save 2 peoples life since doing the First Aid course which was organised by staff in the DIWC Flourish group.
The first time was when Sarish had gone to Pakistan to visit Family. There was an incident where her uncle started to have chest pains and breathing difficulty. Sarish said she immediately remembered what she had learned on how to recognise if someone was having symptoms from a heart attack. She called for an ambulance, and put him in the recovery position, as her uncle’s condition worsened, she did C.P.R which was vital till the paramedics came, after which they took over. Her uncle is alive and so grateful to Sarish.
Another time was when Sarish was feeding her baby. He choked on a pea and was having difficulty breathing. She performed the Heimlich manoeuvre and C.P.R, which saved her baby’s life.
Sarish says: “I am so grateful to DIWC and Flourish for delivering the first Aid Work Shop, without it the outcome might have been very devastating.”
I am now able to perform emergency first aid until help arrives, if needed, which makes me feel, that I have learnt a very valuable skill which could save lives. Thank you Flourish”
Find out some of the activities in Flourish class