Barking & Dagenham Older Adult Mental Health Team & Memory Service launched its second collaboration with IROKO Theatre Company and Dagenham Park School with an event at Barking Park on September 11th. The 'Forever Young' project will provide intergenerational encounters for mutual sharing and wellbeing, focused around rhythmic drumming, clay modelling, storytelling and reminiscence, including a guest 'Story of London' workshop by the Museum of London Docklands.
The programme launched with a shared lunch and an energetic African drumming and movement session, attended by AMD Dr Mohan Bhat and Guest of Honour, Councillor Peter Chand, Mayor of Barking & Dagenham. Lindsay Royan, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Health and Wellbeing Ambassador, said “Clients are excited about welcoming IROKO and Dagenham Park School back for more collaborative workshops.
They got so much from the last series and have been encouraging other clients to join them. We are indebted to the Mercers’ Company who have funded the project and were present at its launch.