19 June 2019
We are always looking for enthusiastic and reliable volunteers to join our team. In return for your support we provide our volunteers with a robust induction and ongoing training in all areas. All volunteers will require a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS). Check out our Get Involved page for more information, & complete our application form. We are currently recruiting. Thank you.
13 June 2019
To donate £1, text MAGDA001 to 70201 To donate £3, text MAGDA001 to 70331 To donate £5, text MAGDA001 to 70970 To donate £10, text MAGDA001 to 70191 Thank you! Fundraising, payments and donations will be processed and administered by the National Funding Scheme (Charity No: 1149800), operating as DONATE. Texts will be charged at your standard network rate. For terms & conditions, see www.easydonate.org
12 June 2019
"Today a number of The Magdalene Group team got involved in some Naloxone training provided by Haydn Orford, Prevention and Harm Reduction Worker, Change, Grow, Live (CGL) Norfolk. We learnt about Naloxone, how it can help a person who has overdosed on opioids, and how to administer it if necessary. This was some really interesting and potentially lifesaving training. " Tabitha, Therapeutic Practitioner
07 June 2019
This #VolunteersWeek Amber has kindly shared her experience of volunteering with us; thanks so much Amber for all you do! "I love volunteering and doing outreach as we get to engage with some of the most marginalized women with respect and warmth, it's very rewarding." Amber Green
Thursday 6th June: Feedback Mental Health conference on Loneliness and Isolation
07 June 2019
"This Thursday I attended an amazing conference organised by Feedback Mental Health. The morning consisted of 8 incredible speakers who spoke about their own experiences of mental health, isolation and loneliness. They gave such powerful testimonies and the main aim was to humanise and de-stigmatise mental health through telling people's stories. There were some very poignant messages from the day, including the importance of a sense of belonging and being able to hold space for people, whilst working with those suffering with their mental health. It was an inspiring day and I have certainly taken away a lot from all the speakers. Great to see so many speakers and charities from across Norfolk as well!" Abbie Haines. (Left to Right : speakers are : Vincent Harrison, Sue Willgoss, Katherine Gilmartin, Josh Connolly, Ivan Humble and Tod Sullivan.)
Beyond the Streets conference
03 June 2019
Suzi, our CEO, is attending the Beyond the Streets conference, currently taking place in London at The Royal Foundation of St. Katharine. "Today we kick off the #LeadersGathering - leaders from thirty of our affiliated projects that respond to #SexualExploitation across the UK gathered at @RKSFLondon to share, support & strategise for the next two days. Didn't know about our Affiliate Network?.... We run a membership network of faith-based projects who are responding to sexual exploitation in communities across the UK. Through events, training and a quarterly briefing we share good practice on supporting women to exit sexual exploitation. There are currently 35 projects in the network, the majority represented with us for the #LeadersGathering!" It is at The Royal Foundation of St. Katharine
31 May 2019
Volunteers’ Week is a chance to say thank you for the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK. It takes place 1st - 7th June every year and celebrates volunteering in all its diversity. We would like to thank all of those who have volunteered with The Magdalene Group over the past twelve months - whether driving for our outreach service, or hosting drop-in afternoons - we are so grateful for your time & energy & enthusiasm & commitment! For more, visit : https://volunteersweek.org/
Volunteers’ Week…. coming up….
28 May 2019
Volunteers’ Week is a chance to say thank you for the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK. It takes place 1st - 7th June every year and celebrates volunteering in all its diversity. For more, visit : https://volunteersweek.org/
Trauma-informed Practice training
24 May 2019
"On Monday 20th May, I attended Trauma-Informed Practice training in London with AVA (Against Violence and Abuse). This was some really informative training. I met some lovely people and came away with some great ideas around helping make our service more trauma-informed. The training also showed me how well our service already does at being trauma-informed by being able to offer a women-only space and having a defined point of responsibility for creating trauma-informed services." Tabitha Rodwell, Therapeutic Practitioner.
20 May 2019
"On Wednesday 15th May, the Jigsaw team spent a jam-packed and fun day working with Year 7's at Long Stratton High School. They held 5 sessions throughout the day, educating students about internet safety, online grooming and cyber-bullying. It was an interactive day and the students had lots of ideas about what to look out for online and how to handle any concerns should they arise. It was a great day and we look forward to hopefully returning to Long Stratton High in the future!" Morwenna Chaffe