Wellbeing Groups (High Wycombe)
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.
Womens Wellbeing group – Mondays 10.30-1.30
260, Desborough Rd, High Wycombe
A programme of activities incorporating the 5 Ways to Wellbeing, with sessions including craft, creative writing, healthy eating, relaxation and much more. There is also the social element and the benefit of women supporting each other.
Milestones –Wednesdays 10.30-1.30
260,Desborough Road, High Wycombe
A group for men and women who might be isolated and lacking social opportunities. We have a packed agenda of activities, which is decided by members, and might involve eating out, bowling or board games.
There is always a tempting lunch and refreshments throughout the session at a small cost.
Apollo Art Group Fridays 10am-12.30pm or 1pm-3pm
260 Desborough Road, High Wycombe
Art and craft sessions for all abilities run by our facilitator using a wide range of resources and materials. The group has produced collages using various techniques and enjoyed painting, marbling, crocheting, and peg doll making. They have also used the work of famous artists to inspire them. Creativity is a means for distraction, relaxation and wellbeing and there is no pressure. Just the support of others combined with sensitivity and humour to ensure an enjoyable session every time.
How to access these services
People are generally referred by the Adult Mental Health Team using our referral form. We need a certain amount of information and to meet the person so we can assess suitability for a particular group to ensure they will benefit from it and we can meet their needs. People use their direct payments if they are eligible to pay the membership fee. Please call us for more information or to arrange a visit.
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