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Body & Soul Charity Open House

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Saint Ives House

99-119 Rosebery Avenue

London

EC1R 4RE

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Body & Soul delivers a proven transformational programme for people of all ages who have experienced significant childhood adversity.

Set up 20 years ago to support children, adolescents and families living with HIV, we have pioneered a whole-person model of care that has now been extended to other groups, including children who have been adopted and young people who have attempted suicide.

We believe that people should be able to live their lives free from shame, and no one should have their life chances reduced because of traumatic experiences in their past. We also believe that transformational change does not have an age limit.

Our approach is informed by a substantial body of research showing that the stress associated with adverse childhood experiences such as abuse, neglect, violence and dysfunction can have life-long consequences for health and well-being. According to the World Health Organization, “such stress can lead to serious problems such as alcoholism, depression, eating disorders, unsafe sex, HIV/AIDS, heart disease, cancer, and other chronic diseases”.

Complex issues require comprehensive responses, but with the right intervention at the right time, the Body & Soul model builds hope and resilience. Our approach is grounded in responsive, expert programming with the aim of maximising pathways for achievement and continuous learning in an environment of aspiration.

Emma Colyer MBE, director of Body & Soul, says: “In many ways, Body & Soul has changed and grown massively over the past 20 years, but the work we do is still underpinned by three fundamental values: bravery, love and wisdom. Everything we do follows from these, and they will continue as the bedrock of the work we do into the future.”

Our Open Day is providing us the opportunity to share our work with other professionals working with children, young people and families who have experienced trauma and explore how we can work together.

Held in our specially designed centre in Clerkenwell, London, Body & Soul Open Day gives you a chance to:

  • Connect with the team

  • Learn about the programme(s) relevant to your area of work

  • Hear first-hand from our members

  • Tour our facilities

  • Get practical information about how we can work together

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Saint Ives House

99-119 Rosebery Avenue

London

EC1R 4RE

United Kingdom

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