New Live Streaming and Recording Studio in Cardiff Bay
Dignity Street Foundation will begin producing and recording its own live online mental health training courses and seminars at its new streaming and recording studio in Cardiff Bay.
David Briscombe Chair of Dignity Street Foundation said because of the coronavirus we have developed an online ‘narrowcast’ format for our programme. The content of the online programme exactly mirrors that of the residential’ programme with the 2-days divided into eight 1½ hour modules with two modules presented twice weekly over four consecutive weeks.
Using new technology, we are running live, fully interactive sessions with our tutor based in our Cardiff TV studio and broadcast to participants taking part online from the comfort of their homes.
Using automatic motion detection cameras in our studio, the tutor has the freedom to move around the studio as if presenting the programme under normal conditions, rather than being static and tied to a laptop.
The tutor sees delegates not on a PC monitor, but giant screens in the studio, enabling him to better interact with participants whom he sees on a ‘life-size’ basis
There is always time for participants to ask questions and debate them during the course. Or If preferred participants can email their tutor the question to answer privately.
Increased Mentoring Counselling and Support
Dignity Street Foundation, like most other charitable organisations, use the services of qualified and student volunteer mentors and counsellors.
As a result of the Coronavirus lockdown and social distancing, we have suspended all face to face mentoring and counselling sessions. Dignity Street is fortunate to have on the board of trustees qualified mentors; this enables the charity to offer a limited number of online mentoring sessions each week to clients.
However, when the charity’s new infrastructure is completed shortly at our Cardiff offices in the Bay. It will include a new automated telephone system and several new laptops for volunteers to use.
The new laptops will allow volunteers to work remotely from home and will have the latest security software so that each volunteer complies with the latest data protection act.
This new service will increase the number of mentoring and counselling sessions we can offer clients from the safety of their own home in these challenging times.
Please click this link to see if you are eligible for a subsidised or free place on our courses or support programmes.
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