Keeping Connected and Weekly Update
Welcome to Keeping Connected and our weekly update. Here you can find out what is on offer not just from the Recovery & Wellbeing College but other community organisations doing some great work.
We are keeping our discussion about loneliness going by joining in a national campaign #letstalklonliness. Click the link to hear Josie’s story. “My best mate there checking in has made a massive difference….”.
Free Online Christmas Day Activities
In these uncertain times, WEA staff will be providing FREE online activities on Christmas Day for everyone. Short activities will run throughout the day and will provide fun and a chance to chat. So whether you are feeling lonely or needing a moment away from the busy family, the WEA will be there for you this Christmas.
Activities will take place on Zoom, meaning you can engage in a safe space with friendly faces from the comfort of your own home.
Courses on offer:
Living Well with Christmas Stress (Tuesday 15 December 10-12)
We often put ourselves under a huge amount of emotional and financial pressure in our quest for a perfect Christmas. This short one-off workshop will help guide you through the stress of this time of year through exploring 10 top tips and practical ideas for staying well and dealing with anxieties. Rather than feeling out of control and overwhelmed it is possible to have make a Christmas that you can enjoy. This workshop will be facilitated by our friends from IAPT who are experienced professionals trained in talking therapies.
Christmas Crafts: Gift Bags (Thursday 10 December 10am)
Join us for this fun ‘blended learning’ workshop making paper gift bags in preparation for the festive season ahead. These bags are a great way to wrap awkward shapes and gives a personalised touch to any gift. You will receive a printed workbook with instructions as well as the option to join a MS Teams call for additional hints, tips and inspiration.
Christmas Crafts: Paper Snowflakes (MS Teams session Monday 14 December 11am)
On this ‘blended learning’ relaxing and mindful workshop, you will receive a comprehensive printed workbook guiding you through making your own paper snowflakes, with a supporting MS Teams session on Monday 14 December at 11am. The snowflakes can be used to decorate cards or hang in a display, let your imagination run wild with ways to use these unique paper creations.
Words in Mind (Tuesday 15 December at 1pm)
Join us for this 8 week online course on MS Teams where we use simple themes from poems, short stories and other forms of the written word to promote general discussion. You can get involved and read aloud as your confidence grows, or you may even find yourself inspired to write! However, there is no pressure to do either of these, it is okay just to listen and forget about your worries for a while.
Christmas opening times
We will be open to telephone calls until Tuesday 22 December 2020 and reopening on Wednesday 4 January 2021. You can still email or leave a voicemail and these will be picked up on reopening.
Have a great weekend, stay safe and reach out
The Recovery & Wellbeing College Team
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Welcome to our weekly update. Here you can find out what is on offer not just from the Recovery & Wellbeing College but other community organisations doing some great work....