NEW PROJECT AT HAYASHEN: Emotional Wellbeing Groups and One-to-One Support sessions

CAIA are pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new project funded by People’s Health Trust using money raised through The Health Lottery in London West.

The project aims to provide a safe, secure and culturally familiar environment for Armenians and those associated with them to share their personal experiences and examine the relationship between thoughts, feelings and behaviour patterns. Attendees will gain from mutual-support from their peers under the supervision of the group facilitator with the intent of supporting and promoting healing from emotional pain. Attendees should develop their self-awareness and consequently be able to stimulate their own growth in order to promote positive change.

There is also the opportunity to benefit from a limited amount of 1:1 sessions, engage in art therapy, learn about various aspects of health such as physical, mental, social and spiritual and practice mindfulness. We will also be organizing visits from external professionals to support the program and socialize in the form of events and a Christmas celebration.

If you would like further information or would like to attend please call Scarlet on 0780 960 8911 or email her directly at health@caia.org.uk.

We look forward to seeing you!

Coronavirus Notice

Our charity is working hard to respond to the changing situation around Coronavirus (COVID-19) related issues. We do our best to continue to provide our services for our members and the Armenian community at large, so we ask for your patience during this challenging time.

Our volunteers and staff are working hard to continue supporting you in the best way that we can, whilst also staying on top of reducing risk of spreading infection and supporting our colleague who may be more at risk.

However, due to the current situation and in the best interest of all of us, we had to make some changes to our normal services. Starting from the week beginning on the 16 March 2020, all our services except the advice work are suspended until further notice.  This means the Parents & Toddlers Group, the English classes, Library, the elders lunch club and the youth club are all suspended until further notice.

We ask that anyone experiencing Coronavirus symptoms or having to self-isolate due to being exposed to someone with coronavirus, does not attend our face-to-face services and call NHS 111 for advice. You may contact us on 020 89924621 or use our website (www.caia.org.uk) to leave an enquiry or email us on info@caia.org.uk to continue receiving our support.

If you are attending our face-to-face services at our centre, please wash your hands both on arrival and on leaving with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser. Please avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

The main symptoms of Coronavirus are high fever, dry cough and shortness of breath but for full details you may search for “Coronavirus” on the following Government and NHS websites.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you.

Misak Ohanian (CEO) & CAIA Board of Directors.  – 14/3/2020