WHAT WE OFFER
Connection, creativity and belonging is at the heart of what we offer...
In all our groups we provide a warm, welcoming and safe space to meet and share with others. As human beings, we each have an inbuilt desire for connection and belonging. Social connection can help us to regulate our emotions, lower anxiety and depression, and boost our self-esteem, and it can also provide the hope and encouragement needed to help get us through difficult times.
Each of our volunteers have a deep understanding of mental health either through their own lived experiences, or through caring for others. It's important to note that our volunteers are not health professionals and are unable to offer any therapeutic advice, however we are here to sit with you when things are difficult, and walk with you as you find new tools and skills, to support your wellbeing moving forward.
You can meet the team here
We use creativity in our drop-in groups mainly to promote and support positive wellbeing. Creativity opens up a world of opportunities for mindfulness and as a way of expressing emotions.
We have a wide selection of activities to chose from, and we will also encourage and support you to try new crafts and build skills by holding workshops and providing the right materials for any creative interests you might have.
SUPPORT NETWORKS AND SIGNPOSTING
We understand its not always easy asking for help and support, but we can help you to connect with other local services or voluntary organisations who may be able to provide further support to help you.
Building a support network of friends, family and local services can have such a benefit on our mental health, especially in reducing isolation. For more information on this, we have included a useful link: