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It has been another busy few months for EVMT with continued support to the Association for Project Management (APM) as well as further involvement with Adopt an Intern’s (AAI) Disabling Barriers project and developing a Mental Health support project scheme with Community First Wessex.

First though, congratulations to Catherine Crabtree who has not only successfully completed her MSc in African Studies (Economics, Natural Resources Management and Politics) at Copehangen University but been employed by the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crimes (UNODC) from March this year as a trainee consultant prior to her first official UN role in the Seychelles as a paid UN Volunteer starting in October. Hopefully this will be the start of a great career working as a project team leader for such a worthy organisation in trouble-spots around the world. EVMT are proud to have helped Catherine in achieving her goal.

(Photo: UNODC LinkedIn)

Congratulations also to Emma Townley who, earlier this year, presented her LookUp mental health & wellbeing support proposal to the CEO at Community First, Tim Houghton, and with funding and project management support from EVMT the initial project has now begun. Emma’s proposal will form part of and be managed by the Community First Wessex youthfirst team.

(Image: Community First/youthfirst)

Emma was completely humbled by the praise and support provided to her when proposing her strategy and we have been extremely fortunate to be placed with an enthusiastic group of people who are just as excited as us to get LookUp started.

The next part of the process will be to roll out a project brief for schools, parents and students alongside a project management plan detailing programme content, the method and the recruitment processes for engaging target young people into the study.

This 12 week pilot programme will be based in Havant focused on a cohort of 11-15-year-olds self-identified needing emotional and mental health group support, and any further support if needed.

EVMT have provided a set amount of funding for the LookUp project which has now been transferred over to Community First.

EVMT will continue to provide further information about the LookUp scheme and the links to Community First throughout the year.

EVMT’s CEO, Mark Townley, has continued to support the APM as a member of the Chartered Project Professional (ChPP) Panel and meet his commitment to developing Project Management as a core skill and wider community issues by further involvement with AAI and its Disabling Barriers project.

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