Jarville Jungle organises craft activities for patients suffering from a range of mental health issues. These activities are usually based around animals and can involve pottery, papier-mâché, drawings, models, music, movement and dance.
There is nothing better than seeing children or adults on the autistic spectrum smiling and forgetting their personal space; dementia and Alzheimer sufferers suddenly finding a distant memory of something they did with their children when they usually don’t remember they exist; watching people with severe anxiety and depression physically changing as they participate in group activities; looking at a large structure created by adults with severe learning difficulties.
Jarville Jungle has projects which increase employability for those who have never worked or been out of work for a long time. We teach ICT skills in a fun way which gives practice, experience and a portfolio of work, building on existing skills. We can also deliver workshops focussing on self-esteem, social skills, budgeting, literacy, numeracy and personal planning.