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Valued lives - Wellbeing club

The wellbeing club runs a programme of events, activities and workshops all year round, it is a fantastic way to improve your overall wellbeing, mentally and physically.

The club’s activities are themed around the 5 ways to wellbeing. This shows you how to balance your life in a way that increases confidence, purpose and self worth while gaining new skills, experiences and being part of an ever growing support network.

Take notice- Take in the world around you, notice the beauty in things, reflect, relax. The things that sometimes gets left behind when we are feeling stressed and overwhelmed. 

Give- The sense of satisfaction from helping another person releases serotonin (mood stabilising), dopamine (feel good), and Endorphins (endogenous opioids) – thus the term ‘helpers high’

Connect- Just as we have a basic need for food and shelter, we also have a basic need to belong to a group and form relationships. Countless studies have shown that quality social interaction helps with cognitive sharpness, and even puts a stop to our stress response. Psychologists have suggested that seeing a friend several times throughout the week increases our happiness 5x.

Keep learning- Knowledge is power! the sense of achievement also releases dopamine – the happy reward chemical.

Stay active- Adults should be carrying out 150 minutes of moderate activity per week, as well as strength exercises to stay well - that’s 30 minutes, 5 days a week. Doing this will release dopamine and serotonin, having an anti-depressant effect.

Our programme is designed with you around your interests and needs. We will spend time with you exploring what activities you enjoy and creating a plan aimed at helping you to feel empowered and enable you to enjoy life in a manageable way.

After creating a wellbeing plan, our trained team will guide and support each individual to gain new skills and explore new or established interests. We can assist with the development of practical skills, organisational skills or ways to develop interpersonal skills. Or simply have fun!

All of our groups are small so each person has the support they require while benefiting from being in a social setting.

There are no expectations and no pressures, and we work in a person-centred way at a pace that you are comfortable with.

Here are some of the exciting things that will be on offer......

Workshops:

  • Better food, Better mood
  • The journey of sleep
  • Wellbeing recovery action planning
  • Self identity - I am me!
  • Singing for wellbeing
  • Home-made instruments & Music tuition
  • Creative Writing
  • Chocolate workshops
  • My life - steps to where I want to be (personal development &, enablement planning)
  • Foraging
  • Survival skills
  • Natural Building
  • Skill building for independence (communication, financial management, IT, accessing community resources, building social circles, Mentally & Emotionally preparing for work, education or training)

Hobbie Development:

  • Painting tuition
  • Photography
  • Sculpture building
  • Woodwork
  • Drawing
  • Animal care
  • Therapeutic equine activities
  • Allotment growing & Outdoor cooking
  • Stained glass
  • Working with textiles
  • Fishing trips
  • Camping trips
  • Exploration & History trips

Support groups (these are free of charge, and an additional add on to the other activities):

  • Mens peer support group
  • Womens peer support group
  • Hearing voices group
  • Self harm prevention group
  • LGBTQ+ group
  • General peer support group
  • Young persons group

Physical activities:

  • Walking / hiking groups
  • Cycling
  • Kayaking
  • Abseiling
  • Dance
  • Yoga
  • Swimming

Self Care:

  • Massage
  • Reflexology
  • Aromatherapy
  • Meditation
  • Breathing techniques
  • Journalling & scrapbooking for the mind

Giving Back:

  • Beach cleans
  • Gardening for the elderly and disabled programme
  • Voluntary placements
  • Space transformation (art projects)

Who to contact

Contact name
Amala Stirrup
Contact position
Manager of the Wellbeing club
Telephone
01209 901438
E-mail
wellbeingclub@valuedlives.co.uk
Website
https://www.valuedlives.co.uk

Where to go

Name
To suit.

Time / date details

When is it on?
7 days a week
Time of day
Evening
Afternoon
Morning

Other details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£40 (6 hours) Per Full Day
£20 (3 hours) Per Half Day
Details
The cost of a full/ half day can be split between activities, for example:
you could choose an activity lasting 6 hours or mix and match a few different activities on different days that total the 6 hours, eg. 4 x 1.5 activities.
Do you offer a free or reduced rate to carers?
Yes
Please enter details including what proof is required for the free or reduced rate
Details available upon request.

Availability

Age ranges
From 18 years to 150 years
Referral required
Yes
Referral details

We can take referrals for people with varying needs, though to ensure compatibility in groups we expect that people with learning disabilities are high functioning. All referrals must have a desire to improve their overall wellbeing. We specialise in mental health and wellbeing, though this does not mean that a referred person must have a mental health diagnosis.  our wellbeing support workers are trained to work with varying needs.

Last updated: 22/06/2018

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