I know it’s not the end of June yet, but we are on annual leave from today, so thought we would send our update early!
There has been no training this month for us, but we are looking forward to sharing Paul’s Story with lots of students later in the Summer, as they begin their studies. We will be speaking with the students in Bangor University online, and we will attend a learning disability awareness day at Cardiff University. Hearing Paul’s Story has a profound impact on people’s practice, which is why we are so grateful to all the Universities in Wales for allowing us the opportunity to work with them.
The third week of June was Mencap’s annual Learning Disability Awareness Week. It was so lovely to see pictures of people together this year after the last few years of Covid. The campaign is about making sure the world hears what life is like living with a learning disability, and this year in particular it was vital to talk about the issues still faced by many people due to Covid as they continue to isolate or deal with anxiety, loneliness and poor mental health, and worsening health issues. The learning disability liaison nurses across each health board made a huge effort to spread the word and to promote the Paul Ridd Learning Disability Awareness Training within their hospitals. There were training events, and lots of display boards and tables and even the PRF green jelly baby made several appearances supporting the liaison team in Cwm Taf, so if you missed it go check out our Facebook page or Twitter feed to see all the fun!