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SEQ group going for Gold!

By 28th May 2015 No Comments

We’ve been delivering the Gold SEQ to some keen young people, including our new Talent Match Apprentices!

The SEQ is a qualification which we developed in partnership with SFEDI, which aims to accredit social enterprise learning by addressing a social or environmental issue. Find out more about the SEQ here.

The young people completing this round of SEQ Gold decided to address mental health awareness, especially in youths in schools. We’ve been working with the Blurt Foundation and the brilliant young social enterprise to come out of Plymstock School, Our Way, on tackling this as a wider project (which you can read more about here). The SEQ group studied the issue and decided it was a worthy cause that needed further addressing.

They have decided to host a live music night to raise money and awareness for this. The live music night is taking place on Tuesday 2nd and Thursday 4th June, from 7-10pm. The chosen venue for the event is the Cornish Ivy in Liskeard. Tickets are £3 in advance or £5 on the door, and can be reserved by emailing charlotte-may.butler@realideas.org, or calling 07595 491020.

Charlotte Butler, new Apprentice with RIO, said, “We are promoting mental health awareness in our society with work alongside mental health charities to improve young people’s health and wellbeing and to be able to contact services for an individual’s recovery, having music alongside the cause can allow young people connect and open up to such a silent corruption illness in our society!”

Watch this space to find out how the event went!