Called ‘Life Line’ is Australia, the Samaritans are a UK based charity who offer anonymous support to those experiencing emotional distress or
those who may be feeling suicidal. No one should feel alone. This service is available for you 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.
If you have a landline, this is FREE, as Team Tranquil will cover the full cost of the call.
If you have a mobile phone, you will be charged 10 per minute, the local rate, not the international call rate.
This service is not for someone else, it’s for you.
Team Trannquil fundraise annually for local projects like bringing the Samaritan to the islands to train local people in counselling skills and by doing so raise mental health awareness.
We provide support for carers, i.e. fund a sitting service and other activities which allow carers some well needed relaxation and recreation time.
Team Tranquil take part in the annual World Mental Health Day campaign on 10th October, with health promotion activities.
We join in local events like the Cape Pembroke half marathon and the Craftathon. By participation supporting other local charities and organisations within the islands.
We work side by side with local services on community projects e.g. providing seating , shelter and privacy within the local cemetery in Stanley.
We provide materials for the painting of the Camber stones, a local memorial and landmark.
Team Tranquil participate in other projects like the Human Rights awareness raising campaign, Building Human Rights Capacity in the British Overseas Territories, promoting greater awareness of human rights within the Falkland Islands in a way that people can understand.
We help to organise Winter Workshops where people can learn something new, or brush up on existing skills. There are many activities to choose from in Camp and in Stanley. Volunteers give their time and skills for free, all activities are free to attend. Team Tranquil help co-ordinate activities and help provide materials or fund transport costs for activity leaders if these are required.
If you have participated in an event, any donations to Team Tranquil are always welcome to help cover out going costs, contact Ruth on 22169.
This year the Crafty Old Travellers, namely Heather, Myra and Wendy, kicked off our winter workshops again, with their second successful tour of the West. The Travellers have more ideas and enthusism to share. If your would like the Travellers to visit your settlement or bring a particular skill to you, please contact us.
Water colour painting with Richard and silk painting with Karen are planned for this spring and look out for some tasty fish dishes workshop planned for later this year within in Stanley. This is to coincide with World Mental Health Day 2013.
These are just some of the activities available this year. Please check the Penquin News for details.
If you have got any great ideas to share please contact Ruth on 22169.
The Winter Workshops are community activities for us and by us. Team Tranquil help to co-ordinate the activities, support our volunteer activity leaders to get to their destinations, help with resources if required and help advertise the events. Everything is down to good will and generosity by the people of the Falkland Islands community.
If you have enjoyed a workshop tell us about it, if you have some photos to share we can put them on this website.
If you want to get involved in Team Tranquil let us know too. Or, helping us to co-ordinate workshops would be great.
If you have an interest or would like to share an idea contact Team Tranqil at firstname.lastname@example.org.
c/o 16 John Street
Treasurer: Ruth Taylor 22169