Wellbeing Services COVID-19 Update
We are starting to look at ways we can get back to a ‘new normal’, resuming some of the activities and services that we were running before lockdown. We have been asking our service users and volunteers how they feel about this and listening to their views.
We are taking things very slowly, preparing the way for these things to happen in safe spaces with small numbers. We are ensuring our venues are compliant with guidelines and will be training staff so they can work with people carefully and confidently.
We will carry on doing the things that have worked well, the Zoom sessions and the phone calls for instance, but we will try to start providing some face-to-face contact for those who are feeling particularly isolated or have less support and would like to do this.
From Monday 27th July we have resumed some small groups of up to 6 people (4 service users and 2 staff at our wellbeing groups) meeting in outside spaces. We are not able to provide food or drinks just yet, but we are offering some company and friendly faces outdoors, which might be welcome for some. Phone contact, Zoom sessions or other virtual meetings are available for those not ready to go out yet.
From the start of September, again if all is well, we hope to have the same small groups operating in safe community spaces or in our own ‘COVID secure’ premises.
Our wellbeing groups provide activities based around the Five Ways to Wellbeing: connect, be active, take notice, keep learning and give. The groups aim to support the wellbeing and mood of our service users through activities such as arts and crafts, cooking, interactive games and gentle exercise.
The groups support people in their recovery journey and enable them to become more confident and independent. This can play a crucial role in an individual’s recovery, leading to engagement with activities in the community, volunteering and even paid work.
We offer art and music sessions plus groups exclusively for women or men, which encompass many different activities designed to improve mental wellbeing. Groups often go on outings and day trips to enjoy activities such as walking, swimming and bowling. Our annual seaside trip is always popular, with very positive feedback from service users.
For more information about our wellbeing groups in Aylesbury, click here
For more information about our wellbeing groups in Chiltern and south Bucks, click here
For more information about our wellbeing groups in High Wycombe, click here
To view the full Timetable, please click here.
To find out more about our Fees, please click here.