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.
We are keeping with the the conversation around loneliness. Last week was grief awareness week. We know many of you may have been affected by loosing loved ones in the pandemic. This has been emotionally difficult not being able to grieve in the usual ways and support and connect with others. Please take a moment to read this blog from the Good Grief Trust:
Christmas is fast approaching and we know this can be both a fun time and one full of stress. So please come and join us on our Living Well with stress course next week!
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.
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.
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.
Mini advent style podcasts
Join our friend Heather from Words in Mind with 25 podcast mini poetry episodes in the manner of an advent calendar. She ll be reading a winter/Christmas themed poem each day.
Affordable warmth information:
For advice on staying warm this winter. A list of organisations that could help you are in this leaflet:
Please be aware of Covid scams:
Find out how to avoid them and for further help and advice:
Christmas and New Year opening times:
We are open to telephone calls until Tuesday 22 December 2020 and reopening on Monday 4 January 2021. You can still email or leave a voicemail and these will be picked up on reopening.
Have a great weekend and stay safe
The Recovery & Wellbeing College Team
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