CoCo of Burton has been created, in part, as a wrap-around service for our clients. As you may already know, we offer helpline and face to face emotional support which is hugely helpful to our clients; but they also need to have opportunities to work on the trauma that can be held in the body. Our principle services therefore focus on wellbeing, which includes classes for yoga, dance and mindfulness. Clients also need to feel connected again, both with other people and the community. Therefore, we are also organising group social activities that have a therapeutic or educational theme, such as group drumming – which have proved popular so far (please see our other website post for more information!)
Whilst our services are focused on helping our clients and their families at sarac, everyone is welcome to access our services at CoCo. The services can be supportive of anyone who has experienced trauma and we are especially keen that young people be heavily involved in CoCo, hoping that they begin to lead the way to building a more compassionate and connected community.
We are also providing retail opportunities to build confidence and connections. Our first foray into the retail world was based around connection through music and entertainment – offering a pop up shop over the August bank holiday, which included the sale of vinyl, CD’s and DVD’s. Despite the typical bank holiday weather, the event was well received, and all funds raised from the event were donated to sarac.
We are now looking to expand our connection across the community, by offering another pop-up shop! Our next event is focused on clothing, shoes and accessories and will be run over 5th & 6th October. The event will be held at CoCo’s premises, 18 Borough Road, between 10am-6pm on the Friday and 9am-5pm on the Saturday. As before, all the proceeds from the event will be donated to sarac.
Even if you can’t attend this event, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved – help us by providing your unwanted, but good quality, items for sale! We are now accepting donations, so contact the office for details of where to drop off your contributions! You can also help us to connect with others – share the link to this article, post details of the event via social media, tell your friends, family and colleagues about what we are up to!
Similarly, we are looking for volunteers who can help with any of the services above – please contact the office on 01283 535110 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more information about how to get involved!
Look out for more CoCo news and latest developments on Twitter and of course, the sarac website!