Arts & crafts is a less formal way, of allowing individuals to express themselves. Doing a group session outdoors, using natures gifts allows a person the freedom of restricted thought. It allows a person to experience awe and wonder. This is something that returns value to someone who feels their life has been de-valued and engages hope
The Arts and Craft group is held on Tuesdays
Photography is an excellent tool to engage the brain with the beauty of nature, to see the wonder of life and to allow individuals to share that momentary experience with others, in an extremely positive manner
The Photography Group is held on Thursday
Developing an employment oriented skill helps some clients on a path to a more 'normal' life, for others ICT allows interaction with like minded souls online, thus reducing social isolation and loneliness, which is commonly an adjunct of mental ill-health or the associated stigma
The IT group is held on Wednesday
THIS GROUP IS CURRENT ON HOLD UNTIL A TUTOR BECOMES AVAILABLE
A fun place or a quiet place, it's your choice, but a place just to drop into, when you feel the need for companionship, where all have a total understanding or compassion for those with mental health issues.
The Coffee Den is open to all members from 10:00-3:00
We also have a discussion group held on Tuesday afternoons from 1:00-2:00
The Contact Cafe is available to all of our members, offering low cost and healthy meals. We are hoping to expand this service to offer budget cookery lessons.
The Contact Cafe is open to members from 10:00-3:00 for tea and coffee and opens for food from 11:30-1:00
We have a selection of food to enjoy from cold sandwiches to jacket potatoes with a choice of filling
All for a small cost.
Exercise is a well documented approach that reduces depression and anxiety. It is also pro-social and provides a structure, to interaction for those who find meeting others difficult.
Stress related eating is a factor in many illnesses as well, Healthy eating information and advice also help those for whom weight gain is an unwelcome but common side effect of much medication.
Funky Fresh Fitness is held on Thursdays in the Coffee Den
Meditation, this will help you reduce anxiety and stress levels, as well as form new community connections in an non-judgemental environment. Come and join James in a relaxing activity! Open for members and non-members.
Meditation is held on Friday mornings
NEW FOR AUTUMN 2022
See all the latest films at Contact Film Club.
3 PM on Wednesday Afternoons every two weeks. See noticeboard for details. Film snack and tea/ Coffee available.
Contact film club happens every 2 weeks on a Wednesday
Time 3PM start
currently on hold!