Jersey can be a very isolating place and Mark, one of the team at Kerouac Adventures, knows only too well how this can then have a knock on effect on mental health, particularly that of men.
Skateboarding is not just a sport; it’s a culture, a way of life, and a form of self-expression.
Over the years, skateboarding has gained immense popularity and has evolved into a global phenomenon. It’s a sport that bridges age, gender, and cultural gaps, providing a sense of community and belonging for millions around the world.
World Homeless Day is observed internationally on the 10th of October. A day used to draw attention to the needs of those who experience homelessness and to provide opportunities for the community to get involved in responding to homelessness, something which many islanders may think isn’t an issue here in Jersey. Yet every night The Shelter Trust provides accommodation, food, support, and encouragement for around 125 people across their eight sites.
In an era where rehabilitation and reintegration are gaining more traction as effective methods to reduce recidivism, initiatives like the “Releasing Better Neighbours” programme at HMP La Moye are paving the way for a more constructive approach to incarceration. Prisoners are encouraged to address offending behaviour through the programme which was inspired by the Seven Pillars of Recovery research conducted by prisoners in Norway.
Jersey’s First Fermentation Club Cultivated by Scoop the Sustainable Cooperative.
In a world that often moves at breakneck speed, fermentation club stands as a reminder to slow down, connect with the past, and savour the rewards of patience and preservation
Thanks to receiving a grant from the Connect Me: Connecting our Communities Grant Scheme, The Jersey Youth Choir has been able to minimise costs to its participants so that money isn’t a barrier for those interested in getting involved.
Every Saturday morning, large numbers of enthusiastic youngsters gather at the squash courts in St Clement’s ready to develop their skills and play with, and against, their peers. These young people are members of the Jersey Squash Academy and are amongst the 20 million people who play squash regularly world-wide in over 185 countries.
The Government’s micro-grant scheme, Connect Me: Connecting our Communities supports projects across the island who are looking to establish or expand to improve the mental or physical health of Islanders.