In response to calls for greater mental health support, CLAIR has made some changes to the JET Mental Health Counseling services. The two major changes are:
If you don't want to go through CLAIR, other JETs have recommended an app called Betterhelp. For only about 3000円 a month you can have counseling by text messaging, video chat or phone. The benefit of this versus the CLAIR online counseling is you can set this up without your CO or PA involvement and you can be guaranteed one counselor throughout the time using it, where as with the CLAIR service you do not always have this guarantee.
For more information about mental health support check out our webpage: Mental Health Support
Gifu AJET Sayonara Enkai
All good things must come to an end and so Gifu AJET is holding its annual Sayonara Enkai to celebrate the closing of another wonderful year of JET in Gifu Prefecture and to say farewell to the departing JETs. We will be saying goodbye in the best way: at a rooftop Beer Garden with all-you-can-eat and all-you-can-drink.
Gifu AJET will be meeting and collecting money at Nagoya Station before heading to the venue as a group. If you cannot make it to the meeting point please contact someone from Gifu AJET (Kris, Lychelle, Chisako, Meryl, Jessica, Cedric, Leah, Harly or Emmy) and let them know.
Meeting time: 18:35-18:45 (Departing by 18:50 so please show up before to pay for the event).
Place: The Golden Clock at JR Nagoya Station
When: June 23rd from 19:30 - 21:30 (Last order) / 22:00 (Closing time - You don't have to go home but you can't stay here).
Where: Meitetsu Hyakkaten Beer Garden
Who: This party is primarily for Gifu JETs to say goodbye to departing JETs, but you are welcome to invite along friends and family.
RSVP: By Friday June 15th. RSVP at the facebook event. If you don't have Facebook but would like to attend e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and we will pass your RSVP on to the AJET Team.
In the case of rain, the event will still go on, the venue will be moving our seats under their roof.
Nearby Prefecture JET Events
Date: June 9, 2018
Place: Kanazawa, Ishikawa
For more details check out the facebook event.
Municipal ALTs and CIRS! We would love to have you join us as a volunteer at the 6th Annual Gifu Prefectural High School English Camp!
You may be wondering... what is English Camp?
English camp is a two day event for high school students from all over Gifu Prefecture. The camp was started as an initiative by the JET Prefectural High School ALTs 5 years ago, and is completely plan and run by JETs. That being said, particularly if you are a volunteer from last year, and have ideas for changes to make the camp even better, feel free to e-mail Meryl with suggestions!
When and where?
What do Volunteers do?
There are two options for Volunteers. Please let me know which one you would prefer to do:
1. Be a group leader (no preparation needed)
Down! Where do I start?
It sounds pretty chill, but I’ve got a few questions…
Every year, English Camp is a blast for everyone involved and each year it gets better and better. More and more students sign up (last year we had about 100 students come!) and our volunteer group keeps getting bigger and bigger. It really makes a difference to the overall experience. We hope you can join us for this year’s English camp in July, and help us make it another memorable event!
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