Community Chaplaincy Norfolk holds mentoring course
Community Chaplaincy Norfolk is launching their latest Volunteer Mentoring course for all those interested in offering extra support to ex-offenders as they leave prison.
The chaplaincy is a service for men in Norfolk prisons – either Norwich, pictured, or Wayland – and works in conjunction with Christian charity The House of Genesis. It aims to assist men to make the step from prison to life outside in a positive way, and thus help to reduce reoffending rates in Norfolk.
Community Chaplaincies operate throughout the country and are staffed by volunteers who offer a variety of advice to people trying to sort their lives out, including addiction issues, medical problems, benefits and relationship advice. Practical needs are also addressed through the distribution of foodbank vouchers and small toiletry packs etc.
“Many people leave prison never wanting to return, but the challenges of everyday life are hard” explained Susan Carne, Project Coordinator. “I need more mentors for people coming out of prison and would like to see a few more on our third training course”.
The Volunteer Mentoring Course starts on Monday October 2 and runs from 7pm to 9.30pm each Monday until November 13.
Topics covered will be:
Session One: DEFINITIONS - Together We Can Make a Difference
Session Two: THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM - Speaking the Same Language
Session Three: COMMUNICATING FOR A CHANGE - Remember the Beach Ball
Session Four: DO’S AND DON’TS - Stay Safe, Stay Effective
Session Five: THE THEORY OF CHANGE - It’s hard, but it is possible
Session Six: GOAL SETTING - Hope makes anything possible
The venue is: Sprowston Methodist Church, Cozens Hardy Road, Sprowston, Norwich, NR7 8AD.
For further information, contact Susan Carne, Project Coordinator, on 0793 201 4735 or
email: firstname.lastname@example.org for an application form.
To read the previous Network Norfolk article about the Norfolk Chaplaincy, click here.
For more about Community Chaplaincy, visit http://www.communitychaplaincy.org.uk