• The Fortune of Fortnite

      In this month’s blog I want to again talk about gaming but specifically about gaming for children, young people and adults, and about the new craze known as Fortnite. I will go through, briefly, what is gaming, what is Fortnite: some of the effects Fortnite has had upon children, young people and adults, and […]

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  • The Scorching Sun & Wicked Winters!

    Today I am going to be writing this blog based on the weather. It has been inspired by the recent weather we have had in the UK. It has been the hottest summer I can remember in my lifetime and it has been thoroughly enjoyable and very different to the rainy days we’re so used […]

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  • Young Minds

                    There are many different types of mental health issues that affect many of us daily. Mental Health can affect many of us no matter what our gender or ethnic background. Children and young people can also be affected by mental health even at the early stages of […]

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  • Does Gaming Cause Violence?

      In this blog I will be exploring the world of gaming and if it can influence people in terms of causing them to be violent or abusive. Video games have been around since the early 1950’s when computer scientists began designing simple games as part of their research. However, video gaming did not become […]

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  • The AoC Trust win Children in Need 30,000k Grant to help children and young people

    We are delighted to announce The AOC Trust in March 2018 are proud winners of £30,000 Grant awarded to us from Children in Need. The £30,000 grant is to provide therapy and counselling support for children and young people aged between 3 years- 18 years old. More info will follow soon as the project develops.

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  • The AoC in Dudley News!

    The AoC are to appear in The Dudley Newspaper early next week in regards to the dementia poetry exhibition. http://www.dudleynews.co.uk/news/16155567.Dementia_poetry_project_on_display_at_Dudley_Library/?ref=fbshr A DEMENTIA poetry project exploring a range of themes including living with the condition is on display at Dudley Library until the end of next month. In the winter of 2017, The Arts of Change […]

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  • Dementia & its Affects

    This blog has been inspired by the work The AoC have recently been doing based around dementia. Details of this work will be provided at the end of this blog so please do take time to read it. Many thanks.             What is Dementia? Dementia is a mental heath issue […]

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  • Support Each Other At Christmas.

    Do you know of someone who will be alone this Christmas? Do you know somebody who will be sleeping rough? Is there something we could all do to help? In this short blog, I will give my views on being alone in the festive period and what we can do to help. Christmas is meant […]

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  • Clown Fear on the Rise

    Do you have a phobia of clowns? Do you know somebody who has? Are clowns now portrayed as scary rather than entertaining? Why has the perception of a clown now changed? In this short blog, I will give my views on clowns and why I feel the fear of them is rising so dramatically. Clowns […]

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  • Nowhere is Safe.

      Have you been effected by knife or gun crime? Do you know somebody who has? Is knife & gun crime on the rise in your local area? How can you keep yourself, family and friend’s safe? In this blog, I will explain what exactly knife & gun crime is, their effects, and give tips […]

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