17 July 2020

Virtual Summer is here!

We launched our Virtual Summer to ensure we can still be here for young people, that's why we exist.

Kicking things off last week (Monday 6 July) we have an exciting line-up of activities to keep young people connected and inspired throughout the summer and beyond.Virtual Summer provides on and offline support in four areas – social engagement, skills and training, peer-to-peer support and mental health and wellbeing.

Tuesday nights are for socialising. Join our weekly hangouts which range from games and quizzes, to art workshops and mindfulness. There’s a freshly launched book club 'Page Turners' for over 18's to get stuck into that novel you’ve always meant to read. While under 18's can stay in touch by joining our Pen Pal network, who doesn't love receiving something in the post?

Subscribe to our weekly YouTube Trust Tutorials, to learn more about sailing as our beloved Trust skippers show you the ropes, while Q&As give you the chance to find out what life onboard a yacht is really like, ready for your next Trust adventure.Get inspired by Wider Horizons career sessions and join regular drop-ins held in partnership with post-cancer experts so you can get the advice you need to move forwards.

Everyone is welcome, whether you have previously been supported by the Trust or not.There's all this and so much more. You can hear the gang talk about how the Virtual Summer came together, what everyone is looking forward to, and how young people in recovery need support now more than ever with the world still coping with the effects of the coronavirus, in the launch of series two of our Sound Waves podcast.

Sounds exciting right? Well don't risk missing out, check out our weekly What's On page to get involved.

Oh and don't forget to share your #VirtualSummerSelfie with us, we LOVE seeing your snaps ???? Keep your photos coming and tag us @emctrust to be in for the chance of WINNING a Trust Chilly's Bottle.