Birribi provides therapeutic support for children and young people in West Wales. Each home provides accommodation and support for up to four children; who may have complex mental health needs, and backgrounds of adverse childhood experiences. Through our blog we hope to give you an insight into life at our homes, and create a space to share information surrounding residential care for young people.
Changes to how we teach
Lockdown has changed how we are delivering education. We have been working remotely with our children both in our schools and with local provision. The children and teachers have been responded so well.
Thank you NHS
Our children have been finding lots of interesting and creative things to do during our isolation – this weekend they have been showing their appreciation for the NHS.
Heath benefits of swimming
Swimming is so good for us. As well as being a fun activity, it’s a great way to keep fit and stay healthy. The health benefits of swimming include: – Increasing muscle health & strength – A whole body workout (nearly all muscle groups are used)
Rosie & Hector were the first horses to arrive at the Farmhouse. She has been with us for a few months on loan and we have all shared some wonderful memories with her. We will miss her calling for dinner, keeping M&M in line, and making
And the winners are….
Our two new kids are doing well – we think they have grown a bit – they are being bottle fed to give them an extra boost as they are quite early and need to build up their strength. Today we launched a c..
Two new kids on the farm
We are so happy with our new arrivals. We have a small heard of Angora goats at our Outdoor Learning Centre and these two were born yesterday. Its a boy and a girl – Angora goats are quite fragile at birt…
We have joined!
Social Farms and Gardens are an organisation that supports projects like our Outdoor Learning and Therapy centre. They have lots of useful resources we can use. Its a great time to be thinking about sow…
Health check time for our four legged friends
Last week our sheep and goats were checked and had their routine vaccinations completed. Just like us, it’s not their favourite day of the year but they were very good. We brought them into the barn, and..
And yesterdays eggs are now todays breakfast!!
The eggs our young people collected on Tuesday went on to make a delicious breakfast of scrambled eggs on toast on Wednesday. Part of our work is helping young people to develop independent living skills..
In Season: Blackberry and Apple crumble
September is a magical time of year. As we ease from long and sunny days into fresh mornings, & cosy nights in, it is a wonderful time to take a look at all the changes taking place in our surroundings…
Therapeutic Work with Horses
During the last decade the field of working therapeutically with people alongside horses, has started to gain recognition. We have introduced this therapeutic approach at the Outdoor Learning Centre for…
YCIA: a social learning model
Our vision is to inspire the creation of youth mental health services for the future – support for young people to build health and well-being in our future communities. We are often drawn to thinking a…