Last night, My Life My Choice’s young people’s group got all wrapped up in the Halloween spirit at their horrifying Halloween party. Activities included, mortifying mummy wrapping and ghoulish games such as eating cheerios off a piece of string. Group members enjoyed some terrifying tunes and scary snacks and lots of frightening fun was had by all.
The My Life My Choice young people’s group provides an accessible space for young people with learning disabilities to meet up, talk about any issues that may be affecting the and learn new skills. The group also offers a fun space to meet friends and have new experiences, for example, one member said that this was their very first Halloween party.
Chloe said that the young people’s group is “more fun than any other group I’ve been to” and Drew said “it takes my mind off my problems, and it is great to have people listen to me.” Hannah said that the group gives her “somewhere nice to go where I can meet new people” and that is it “nice to know everyone’s going to be very friendly”.
This year the group has had many different activities and many different speakers to get the young people involved in campaigns, hear their views on relationships and hear about potential jobs. The group also has an open discussion every meeting where members can talk about what is going on in their lives and receive support from their peers. Jamie, My Life MY Choice Trustee and member of the young people’s group said that the group is “very sociable, we all get on really well together”, and that “it’s very supportive, no matter how we’re feeling, we’re always there for each other.”
The young people’s group meets every two weeks in the Wesley Memorial Church in Oxford, and is always looking to welcome new members. You can find out all the details of the group on our website!